Known as the ‘Sailfish Capital of the World’, tuna, dorado and marlin are regularly caught here, and there is an annual fishing tournament in November. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the fabulous fresh fish and seafood served at Manzanillo’s local restaurants.
Manzanillo is also an ideal location for those looking for late night entertainment – trendy clubs play music all night long. It is also known for its inexplicable green-hued sunsets.
Day 4 Manzanillo – Barra de Navidad
Today will be less strenuous than yesterday was, with a more relaxing theme to the day. Tonight’s stopover is only an hour and a half away, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the beaches local to Manzanillo and perhaps explore some of the coves using the vessel’s snorkelling gear.
Barra de Navidad, which translates as ‘Christmas Sandbar’, is situated on the east end of Navidad Bay. This area is known as the heart of Mexico’s Riviera. The small fishing and farming town of Barra de Navidad is perfect for those looking for tranquillity. There aren’t the large hotels and resorts which are found in other larger Mexican conurbations. Instead, here you will find thatched seafood restaurants along the beachfront, and small, family owned handcraft shops and colourful local markets along the unpaved streets in the downtown area. The central plaza is also a popular area for both locals and tourists to sit and watch the world go by.
In addition to water sports and f ishing, Barra de Navidad also offers a new 27-hole golf course and horse riding. These activities can both be organised by your captain.
Needless to say, tonight you will be spoilt for choice with an abundance of seafood restaurants offering locally caught fare.
Day 5 Barra de Navidad – Careyes Bay
Today’s cruise will take around two hours. En route, you may wish to anchor in the Tenacatita Bay for lunch.
This popular anchorage boasts a sandy beach and the facilities of Revelcito – a small fishing village. If you wish to go ashore, you will find palapa bars and cafes along the beach, where you can enjoy fish and shrimp cooked in several different ways and with various salsas. This bay is also perfect for swimming and snorkelling – there is an array of colourful fish to watch.
The coastline is low and sandy as you continue on your journey to Careyes Bay – your anchorage for the night. This beautiful area has become synonymous with glamour and exclusivity. It boasts spectacular natural surroundings and innovative architecture.
Recreational activities include surfing, diving, kayaking and polo. There are also plenty of festivals, parties and art exhibitions to offer cultural diversion.
However, the most famous association with this area is that of the turtles. Between July and November turtles lay their eggs on Teopa beach. The eggs are monitored until they hatch – around half a million tiny turtles begin their lives on this protected beach.
Day 6 Careyes Bay – Tamarindo
The cruise has reached its furthest point. Today you will retrace your path to Tamarindo Bay – situated between Tenacitita Bay and Barra de Navidad.
Tamarindo Bay is small and remote – perfect for relaxing, swimming and water sports. Also available here is another golf course – which boasts jungle to one side and the fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean to the other – and a health spa. The spa offers a traditional herbal Aztec sauna among other treatments.
After a day of relaxation and pampering, enjoy dinner under the stars, prepared on board by your chef.
Day 7 Tamarindo – Manzanillo
After a great breakfast and a relaxing morning, the boat will cruise out of Tamarindo Bay and continue its journey to Manzanillo.
There will be plenty of time today to make the most of the fabulous coastline and calm seas of the ‘Mexican Riviera’. Enjoy lunch at an anchorage en route – perhaps in Navidad Bay.
Celebrate your last night in style in Manzanillo. Enjoy cocktails on the aft deck as the ‘green flash’ of the sunset disappears over the horizon. Then go ashore to try one of the many restaurants boasting fresh local produce. Envelop yourself in the rich Mexican atmosphere – in Manzanillo you can dance ’til dawn!
Day 8 (until 12 noon) Manzanillo
If you have any energy this morning, you may wish to make the most of your final hours on board your luxurious Sunseeker and anchor in the bay for a swim.
The vessel will return to dock in time for your departure at 12 noon.
Please note that this is a one way charter itinerary and will therefore be subject to relocation charge to return the vessel to its home berth.