No. 49 A María Asunción, La Huerta, 48898 La Manzanilla, Jal, Mexico
Take a tour in La Manzanilla mangrove or experience the magic of a whale watching tour. All tours are lead by expert bi-lingual guides.
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Closed Thursday and SundayOffice is located at María Asunción 49-A across from
Lidia´s Mini Market.
CONTACT INFO: TEL. 315-351-5305, CEL. 315-112-0373
To sign up for a tour, please call, e-mail or stop by the office.
Mangrove Birding Tours
This is an amazing boat tour through the mangrove at dusk! Tour includes a guided visit to the crocodile museum. Binoculars and a bird list are provided. The bugs are not bad at all – everyone is pleasantly surprised at how few there are. ($400 pesos/person)
Whale Watching Tours
Whale watching tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays.
Binoculars, life jacket, water and snack are provided and the boat has a hydrophone so you can listen to the whales singing. Dolphins, sea turtles and sea birds may also be seen on the tour! ($800 pesos/person)
Thank you for supporting eco-tourism in La Manzanilla!
María Asunción 35, 48898 La Manzanilla, Jal., Mexico
We are a family run business and have lived in La Manzanilla for over 20 years.
My name is Ada Raquel Zuñiga; I am Mexican national, native to this beautiful area of costalegre (coast of joy). I was married to an American with whom I have 4 beautiful children.
I am in charge of all operations regarding real estate, my niece takes care of the rentals and bookings and my daughter is my personal assistant.
My nephew takes care of the building and construction aspect of the business.
He has build a number of beautiful homes of which we can provide a list with photographs upon request.
- Real estate
- Land development
- Property management
- Tourist information
- Tours & sightseeing
- Interpreters & translators
- Fine Mexican Handcrafts
Our office serves as a small show room to different Mexican Fine Art and Crafts all elaborated in the most traditional way by famous Mexican potters and artisans, all of the pieces we have are collected from all around the country from the original artisans and were purchased at their asking price to support their customs.
Lovely beach location, great cooking staff, bright and clean, this is wonderful place to enjoy a meal. Rosaura’s mother is the lead cook, she had her own very popular restaurant for many years. This location is much better and she pulls out all the stops to serve up fresh seafood and other Mexican favorites.
The tiritas verde is tasty treat and for breakfast try the crepes with Nutella and fruit.
Featuring our specialties at special prices! All include coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Crepes with Fruit
Huevos Rancheros with potatoes or beans
Chilaquiles Verdes with grilled chicken
Omelet filled with seasonal vegetables and served with beans or potatoes
High season usually features live music a couple of times a week.
We offer dinner menu specials including seafood, chicken, and meat plates.
Our margaritas are just one of the great cocktails we offer at our beachfront bar restaurant.
And don’t forget to check out our new eating area upstairs.
Estudio Marmaya is an architecture, interior design and landscaping firm that develops integrated projects from conception through construction. We believe that homes, business and public buildings should include aesthetic elements, to create spaces with great functional and aesthetic force, complemented by design, lighting, landscaping, furniture and decorative elements.
We thrive by working on unique projects in design in collaboration with our clients, to bring to life their ideas in a timely and practical way.
Design, Construction and Remodeling of residential spaces, hotels, restaurants, corporate. Landscaping. Lighting and furniture projects.
Gabriela is a trained professional offering traditional spa and dry manicure and pedicures as well as facial waxing and eyebrow threading. Custom nail art and more.
Entonces, ¿por qué no te das un capricho? Gabriela es una profesional capacitada que ofrece spa tradicional y manicura y pedicura en seco, así como depilación facial y enjuague de cejas.
85 Maria Ascuncion La Huerta, 48898 La Manzanilla, Jal, Mexico
Fri-Sun 7-11 p.m. More during fiestas.
This little restaurant is a true jewel in La Manzanilla. It’s located at across the street from the Y in the street as you enter the main part of town. It’s ONLY OPEN ON WEEKENDS, so plan accordingly because if you miss the opportunity to dine here you’ll be missing out on an authentic La Manzanilla experience.
All of Lupita’s food is cooked fresh to order, topped with the traditional queso fresco (white dry Mexican cheese), radish and shredded lettuce or cabbage.
You’ll find her house-made fresh salsas in abundance on the tables. Just say, “Picante?” and they will point out which are picante (hot). It’s always good to clarify because she can really turn on the heat with her salsas!
Locals and expats agree, Lupita makes the best Posole in town. Other menu items include:
- Tostadas– pork, chicken, mixed, pata
- Enchiladas– picadillo (mixture of meat (usually ground beef), onions, garlic, tomatoes), cheese, or pork leg
- Sopes– Little masa (corn mixture used to make tortillas) patties topped with a choice of fillings, pork, picadillo, or cheese.
- Tamales– Chicken, pork, chile (raja’s) and cheese, spinach and cheese.
- Tacos Dorado– crispy fried corn tortilla’s filled with picadillo or potato and chorizo
- Sweet Tamales– Tamales Dulces- pineapple or strawberry
- Atole– a hot rice drink- The drink typically includes masa (corn hominy flour), water, cane sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla
- Agua fresca– Jamaica or horchata. Jamaica is a tea made from a flower and served chilled. Horchata is a rice drink served very sweet.
Welcome to La Manzanilla Homes, the premiere agency for vacation rentals in La Manzanilla — the Jewel of the Costalegre — Jalisco. Our goal is to make your Mexican vacation as comfortable and carefree as it is relaxing, with the utmost attention to your needs.
Because La Manzanilla is such a unique destination, new visitors and residents alike usually have a lot of questions. Among other things, a different language, unfamiliar currency, new cultures and customs, and what you have to do to get things done can be very confusing. This is where La Manzanilla Homes is an essential resource for you. Working with us is like a having a friend in town to show you the ropes.
Great spot above the main street where you’ll find continental cuisine, seafood, tasty pizza’s and desserts. All freshly made.
Needing a catering company. Look no further, they offer a wide range of catering options.
Open from 2-10 pm everyday but Wednesdays
Platillos frescos y auténticos que harán que ames venir a este creativo restaurante.
Mon- Sat 8am-6pm
Aura Spa/Café La Manzanilla is the ultimate indulgence. Let Isa put her magical hands to work to relieve your stress and release your beauty. From soothing facials and perfect pedicures to therapeutic massages; you will feel refreshed and beautiful after a session with this amazing woman. Treat yourself!
Aura Spa/Café La Manzanilla was born in 2008 and is dedicated to bring relaxation and professional spa services to your home! Massage, facials, manicures, pedicures and more. Professional and with an excellent reputation.
Aura Spa/Café La Manzanilla tiene para ti lo mejor en salud y bienestar. Deja que Isa ponga sus mágicas manos a trabajar para aliviar tu estrés y resaltar tu belleza. Desde tranquilizantes faciales y pedicures perfectos hasta masages terapéuticos; te sentirás renovado y más bello después de cualquier sesión con esta increíble mujer. Déjate consentir!
Aura Spa/Café La Manzanilla nació en 2008 y se ha dedicado a llevar descanso y alivio al alma hasta la puerta de tu casa siempre de forma profesional y con gran experiencia. Cuenta con una excelente reputación. Ve los datos arriba para mas información
18 Playa Blanca, La Huerta, 48898 La Manzanilla, Jal, Mexico
8am – 2pm and bar 6pm – close
The Lab is a community-oriented cafe serving locally roasted coffee, espresso drinks, cold brew, teas, fermented drinks, cocktails, and libations with a (keen) focus on tequila and other agave distillates. We offer beer, wine, artisanal products of many kinds, and a rotating selection of mixed beverages for the curious mind!
The Lab will also have selection of baked goods and other sweet & savory treats. We are located just off of the jardin with ample seating on the covered brick patio, inside at the bar, or grab a spot in the cozy cafe to sit and catch up with old friends and make new ones.
I invite you to stop by and coLABorate!
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Naked: avocado over toast with salt and pepper to taste.
The Mighty Veggie: avocado, cucumber, sprouts and spinach topped with crumbled goat cheese.
The BLAT: Bacon, spinach, avocado, and cherry tomatoes.
Granola with yogurt
Leia’s sourdough, egg, bacon, lettuce and cheese.
Leia’s Sourdough, egg, cucumber, spinach, sprouts, avocado and cheese.
pineapple, mango, banana, and coconut
a blend of strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and banana
Spinach, Apple, Cucumber, coconut water, and banana
Blueberry, avocado, matcha, spinach, and chia seeds
#16 Playa Blanca, La Huerta, 48898 La Manzanilla, Jal, Mexico
High season 10:00 am-1:00 pm daily
Libreria Manos Ayudando…or Helping Hands Bookstore is a great place to find a host of literary offerings for your reading pleasure. They also have a nice selection of DVD’s, reading glasses and tickets for all local events.
Perfect place to find a “beach” read or to leave those heavy books when you return home. Libreria La Manzanilla is located across the street from the fishing co-op and just north of Cafe Risa. We have both English, Spanish and French books, novels, travel guides, and magazines. Inventory changes daily so be sure to stop by often.
Bring your morning coffee and come over to say, “hello” to our great team of helpful volunteers.
There is always something new and fresh happening here at the Helping Hands Bookstore. See you soon!
The Power of a Used Book: Come and browse our large selection and feel free to bring in your own used books for donation. All money raised is donated back to the La Manzanilla community in the form of scholarships for students to attend Prepa or High School, donations to the emergency medical services and Centro de Salud in La Manzanilla, and general funds for people in immediate need. Stephanie and the volunteer staff take all requests for donations and as a team they decide how to spend the profits from the bookstore. It’s the only business of its kind in La Manzanilla and it has positively impacted the lives of many local people.
Located on the side of the main town square this little restaurant offers some of the best local fare available. Don’t miss the huevos rancheros or the tacos adobada. Big and delicious sandwiches and burgers all at great prices.
Tenacatita 21, 48898 La Manzanilla, Jal., Mexico
Daily 7:30am a 1pm y de 6:30pm a 11:00pm
Caffé del Mar is a small family run cafe located in the center of La Manzanilla, a beautiful space where you can enjoy coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, teas along with breakfast food. The evening features desserts, cocktails, wings and pizza.
Es un pequeño negocio de café ubicado en pleno centro de La Manzanilla, un espacio tranquilo y agradable, dónde puedes disfrutar de un buen café acompañado de alimentos y postres
126 Maria Ascuncion La Huerta, 48898 La Manzanilla, Jal, Mexico
Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
This is a lovely spot to enjoy an afternoon beverage and bask in the sunset. This is the quintessential tropical paradise beach bar. Located on the beach and complete with a palapa roof, lots of greenery and magically twinkling lights after dark.
Fruit: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Full buffet: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Fruit: 9:30 a.m.-noon
Full buffet: 10 a.m.-noon
Kitchen hours for lunch and dinner
Monday-Saturday: Noon-9 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-8 p.m.
Full bar hours
Monday-Saturday: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tacos de dorado, 100
Shrimp hamburger, 130
Cucumber shrimp, 120
Nachos with chili, 100
Guacamole con camarones, 140
Pecan Pie, 85
Pastel de Chocolate, 85
Incredible margaritas, always made with fresh limes
The Crocodile: Party like it’s 1996! Re-live Mateo’s wedding reception with Cazadores tequila and squirt
Coco Crocodilo: Made with coconuts from Casa Carmen Maria
During the winter months look for live music to add to the inviting atmosphere.
Vacation home management or to purchase your dream home you have come to the right place! We offer full service home management including maintenance, cleaning and renting. We also have one of the largest selections of homes for sale in La Manzanilla.
163 Maria Asuncion, La Huerta, 48898 La Manzanilla, Jal, Mexico
Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 am -10:00 pm
Palapa Joe’s is a La Manzanilla staple and landmark! Spacious palapa, friendly staff and an strong menu make this a favorite hangout! Staples include the Jane Burger- a bacon and blue cheese burger with crispy fries, thin crust pizza’s and don’t miss the crunchy tacos or the shrimp stuffed avocado salad.
Willy serves up a delicious handmade margarita and the Bloody Mary’s rock the house!
Two large screen TV’s feature sports and the occasional Bruce Springsteen or Shakira concerts.
High season features live music many nights but every Friday night for sure, monthly “Open Mic” nights when locals show up to show off their talent. If you are in town for an Open Mic be sure to arrive early or you might have to stand during the show.
Palapa Joe’s is also an event location, host a wedding for you and 80 guests or rent the upstairs palapa for an intimate gathering of 30.
Galeria La Manzanilla is fine art gallery featuring art with a wide assortment of media and styles from regional and nationally known artists. Each year we feature handcrafted and unique jewelry from a diverse group of artists.
We have a variety of ceramics, ranging from contemporary styles to museum quality reproductions of pre-Columbian figures.
The gallery’s knowledgeable staff will gladly work with both established and novice art collectors.
We look forward to welcoming you to Galeria La Manzanilla.
Open November 1- April 30
Monday – Saturday 10-6
May 1-Oct 31 Open by appointment
The Galeria also has art supplies:
- Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor and Pastels paint
You haven’t lived the full La Manzanilla experience until you’ve had a roasted chicken from Mele! Supper fresh and delicious. Chow down at one of the tables or take it to go. Comes with rice, tortillas and salsa.