Will I have any problems in communicating with my country?
No, in no manner whatsoever, it is very easy to communicate abroad
through wired telephones, cellular
phones and the Internet (in cyber cafés and hotels), all very common
means of communication in this city.
There are numerous public phone booths in Manzanillo
from where you can call abroad with prepaid cards that are purchased
at diverse commercial establishments. Calling collect is another
rather economic possibility of communication.
You will also be able to call from your hotel room, having more privacy in this way although the cost of communication is higher.
If you are not too familiarised with the national and international codes you can dial 020 if you wish to communicate with another Mexican state, and 090 to call abroad. On both extensions you will be assisted by an operator that will guide through the process of completing your call.
Is it easy to drive in the city?
Yes, you will have no major inconveniences when driving in Manzanillo. Its tranquil and serene streets and avenues know nothing about the traffic jams of the great cities, and the strident horn blows that impose their discourtesy on the asphalt serpents of the chaotic modernity of the metropolis.
What do I need to rent a car?
You need to be over 21 years of age, have a valid driver license and an international credit card. Besides, you have to produce your passport. These are the requisites to rent a car in Manzanillo, where travellers will find branches of the Main Mexican and international firms specialised on this business.
Before renting a car in Manzanillo
, consider that
the rates are rather high in comparison to those in other Mexican
cities; on the contrary, the taxi services are fairly cheaper in
here. Add, subtract, calculate and make the choice most adequate
to fulfil successfully your vacation.
Where can I purchase craftsmanship?
If you wish to acquire the magnificent handicraft objects that are
manufactured in the State of Colima, to which Manzanillo
belongs, go to the market of Miramar Beach, a commercial centre
in open air, or to the handicraft market of Santiago, renowned for
selling articles made of different seashells. Both are located in
the hotel zone and work throughout the week.
Another place of interest is the Manzanillo
on Francisco Izquierdo Madero Avenue, in the centre zone. Here,
like in other craftsmanship centres, you will find suites weaved
with natural fibres or parota, a local wood, hammocks made of thread
or silk, figures made of dry coconuts, necklaces and earrings made
of seashells and engrave in mother-of-pearls, amongst other objects
that will make you remember your time in this welcoming land.
Which is the electrical power output?
Like is the case in all Mexico, power output in Manzanillo
is of 110 volts and 60 cycles. Outlets usually have flat slots.
If you happen to have electric appliances working with 220 volts,
ask for the necessary adaptors at the reception desk of your hotel.