Can I feel safe in the City of Manzanillo Colima?
is a safe city with very low rates of
criminality; therefore, travellers can enjoy their excursion to
the beaches and other attractions in the capital of the State of
In any case, and in spite of the safe atmosphere, it is advisable to take some precautionary measures.
What should I do in case of an emergency?
- Mind your luggage at the airport. Do not accept packages from or to run errands for people you do not know.
- Keep your wallet in a safe place and carry with you only the money you deem necessary for the day's expenses and no more than one credit card. It is also advisable to carry a photo copy of your passport.
- Do not wear too much jewellery, leave them at the hotel's safety box, and be careful with your photo and video cameras.
- If you need to take a taxi try and get into one of the vehicles parked in front of the hotels and tourist places, especially at night.
- Avoid walking along solitary places and try to be always in the company of somebody else, especially at night.
- Try not to go by yourself if you need to withdraw money from an ATM. Desist from completing the operation if you notice any strange device in any of the slots, or if the ATM has been tampered with.
- Avoid drinking alcohol in the streets for safety reasons. On the other hand, do not carry with you illegal substances under any circumstance. Mexican police are usually very strict regarding these cases.
It is recommendable to call the following numbers:
Mexican Red Cross: (52-314) 336-5770
Tourist Police: (52-314) 332-1004
Federal Road Police: (52-314) 336-5677
Green Angels (highway assistance): (52-314) 336-6600
Fire fighters: (52-314) 332-1254 / 332-3054
You can also call the consulate or embassy of your country of origin.
Are natural disasters common in this Mexican region?
The biggest natural threats are hurricanes; however, the last one
that truly affected the coasts of Manzanillo
place in 1959. The hurricane season begins in mid June and ends
in October. There is a satellite station in charge of airing early
warnings regarding this meteorological phenomenon.