Travel Blogs from Manzanillo
... I was with my friends mauro,lalo,hugo,uriel,roberto,oscar and girls like my girlfriend nitzia,and yan,gaby,paola,meli,roxana,steffy(:we were dancing and dancing and dancing.We finish drinking Red Label and Absolute Vodka and we finish something drunks.So next we go out of "sunset lounge" and we went to bulevar of manzanillo and we stayed in a beach for a little time and we enjoy the dawn.
Finally each who went to his house and the day was finish.
... speak to a local police officer who said that they were quite busy ion town after midnight. But he agreed that it was a mild holiday.
Surprisingly, we did not have anything stolen, and none of our property was damaged. Even though thousands of people had gone by our RV. We did have everything securely locked down, so all our lawn furniture, bicycles and clothing were all accounted for.
The party is almost over and the RV park is quiet. We have ...
... in the field (it took two minutes and fifteen seconds for me to cross the start line – a mistake on my part), weaved through slower runners for the first couple of miles, ducked in behind an abandoned building to relieve myself, and then settled into the race.
The course was beautiful - almost all of it along the ocean - and there were two turn-around points, so I got to see the Kenyan race-leaders zip past going the other ...
... form an approaching storm (hurricane Helen?). We will chill there a coule of days and let the storm pass us by. Then we continue down to Acapulco.
Tonight's dinner was incredible! Yellow fish curry with rice...soooo good.
I got to see more dolphins on watch tonight. Well, mostly I saw streaks of bioluminescence where the path of the dolphin disturbed the little guys. Pretty amazing to see. Pitch black out, millions of stars above, and ...
... is route "Mexico 200" and the off ramps are also route numbers “Mexico 200” so you cannot tell them apart. Some off ramps simply lead to another motorway but rather than put a main city or town on the sign for the off ramp they put the next place or town on the route which is not even shown on most maps. Due to these silly signs and numbers its all very confusing and we had to keep stopping to work out which way to go. At one point the road split into two routes ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tesoro Manzanillo
Just returned from a 2 week stay at Sierra Manzanilo - loved every minute of it! There is always something to do - beach volleyball, water polo, aquasize, - we hardly dented the possibilities. The activities staff is terrific. They work all day at poolside and perform in dance shows at night. After the show there is a disco or karaoke or a pub crawl (depends on the night). And they are bilingual (for those of us whose Spanish is non-existent). Rooms are accessible by elevator - a great boon if you have a bad knee and are averse to climbing stairs. One flight of stairs down to the beach from the pool area. We enjoyed mixing with folks from Mexico who stay at Sierra Manzanillo. A great way to learn more about the country. Food was great some nights, not so great others, but out of a group of 14 people, no one went hungry through lack of choice and no one got sick. I can't wait to go back next year!!
Perhaps I am spoiled? I have traveled a fair bit in a variety of different countries, and this trip was my first to Mexico. I had heard good things about Manzanillo, and more specifically, the Hotel Sierra. I was a little disappointed to be honest. Firstly, the hotel is in rough shape - the room I was in was dirty and falling apart, the tub was stained, the marble flooring was cracked and broken. Secondly, the food was unbearably horrible. The food was mostly leftovers (perpetually at lunch, all the previous evenings also rans), the quality was poor (tough beef, odd tasting chicken, etc..), and the overall taste was not stellar. In short, if I was eating that at a restaurant here in Canada I would've sent it back to the kitchen and left. Thirdly, tipping is not "optional" if you want good service. In fact, if you even want moderately good service you have to tip. That was NOT made clear when I booked my vacation, something that I found upsetting. Fourthly, there are very few staff members who seem to be at all happy tourists are there. I often felt like they would've rather me not be there, this was esecially true of the local mexicans who showed up on the weekends. Once the mexicans came the staff became much more attentive to the local (who tipped) and less attentive to the tourists (most of whom tipped little if at all). Finally, the "a la carte" dinners were a joke; they were as bad as the buffet. In fact, they may have been worse... if that's possible. Basically I would recommed people that want to get drunk and swim in the ocean to go to this destination. After all, that was readily avaliable. Nice weather, lots of booze, sand, etc.. However, if you want a relaxing vacation in a clean resort, with good food and hospitality, I would decline.
Our family was down to the Sierra in December before the Christmas Rush. We had a wonderful time. The beach was beautiful and the pool was great. We will return to this resort again. Unlike the Carribean side it does not rain here!!!
Sierra Best Value
Our family has gone to Manzanillo for the past three years. Previously, we have stayed at Karmina Palace but decided to try Sierra this time. The pools are better at Karmina...but thats about it. Excellent staff, food and overall experience was terrific. Compare the costs and there's no comparison for value between Sierra and the rest!
I had a marvelous vacation at Sierra Manzanillo. Marble floors were impressive. The view from my room balcony was breathtaking. The beach was small and crowded with locals. The food was above average. The all inclusive aspect was very convenient. I would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet Mexican vacation.
Strengths of the Sierra Manzanillo:
Just got back from a stay at the Sierra Manzanillo. Altogether, a nice budget property and very, very clean. The downsides: they claim to have several more restaurants than they actually do; they have two, both of which are closed some nights, and on those nights they simply change the name of the open restaurant. Voila - more restaurants, at least on paper. Room service prices were 5X more than the prices printed in the room service guide. Faucets leaked like mad. All over the hotel are these neat alcoves and niches, obviously designed to hold some fascinating or beautiful artifacts or art, but mysteriously empty. Very limited alcohol beverage choices. Lighting is all done with those long-life fluorescent bulbs, which cast an ugly light. The place just feels like corners cut everywhere.
Weather is always great!
Weather is simply awesome. Rooms are very well kept and food is above average with a wide variety.
Most of the staff is helpful, but some seem to not enjoy their jobs. If you are the punctual type, you'll be dissapointed. If the bar/restaurant is set to open at 11:00am .... try 11:30am. And this is a normal occurence for most venues. Front desk and pool bar are the worst. The common answer to your request qill be ..."no" ... but with a smile. If you're looking for some special attention, this is not the place.
For a dinning experience you must visit the L'Recif. A very nice restaurant located on a rock cliff 20 minutes drive from the hotel. Sunset is spectacular.
The Sierra is a nice place to relax, but definetely not a 5 star. More of a 3-4 star.
We just returned from 1 week at the All Inclusive Sierra. It exceeded our expectations. Hotel was clean and the food and drink endless and service was great. Brand Name liquor used in drinks which were excellent. Different theme night for dinners (Mexican, Italian, Japenese, Tropical etc). The entertainment staff kept everyone busy in the pool and beach with endless activites, along with 3 theme dinners and shows in the evening. Mostly Canadians and Mexican visitors. Snorkling was awesome. This hotel is highly recommended.
Intimate pool area
The Sierra is a white airy romantic hotel with wide breezy marble hallways open to the ocean. the pool area was great for meeting people and one of the most enjoyable i've been at.The sun sets are incredible and setting beautiful. The location and feel is 5 star but the food and Hotel itself lacks if your used to five star accomodations. The sand is hot on the Pacific side. Take a trip to town and see how this truly Mexican life style contrasts the Hotels and Golf Courses.