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Old August 29th, 2004, 02:12 PM
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Default Manzanillo excursions

We're looking at 3 posible Celebrity-offered excursions in Manzanillo (and are open to non-ship tours as well). One is snorkeling at Elephant Rock (4 hours). We love snorkeling, but don't know what the quality is here. Anybody done this? Second excursion is the Cuyutlan Eco Paradise Tour, 6 hours including a cruise in the Palo Verde lagoon and lunch in a fishing village. Sounds really interesting to us (we also love nature), so have the same question. And third is a 5 hour resort getaway (don't know which one they use). I wonder about the latter whether we could just do the same ourselves and pay a day fee. Any comments?

This is the fourth in a string of emails about excursions at different ports on our upcoming 2/28 Mercury cruise.

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Old September 9th, 2004, 07:31 PM
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Old September 10th, 2004, 01:24 PM
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I've looked at the Manzanillo maps and cannot figure out where the cruise ships come in. Anyone help me here? Loved the gomanzanillo.com site but need to get my bearings. I'm also on the Mercury 2/28. Thanks, Laurie
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If you look at the Manzanillo map you should see customs and immigration - this the area that the ship will dock - it's about 2 - 3 km to the heart of the city - i walked it back in April - it has a number of parks, plazas and statutes before you come to the town center - there is a broadwalk that starts just outside the port area that can be followed all the way into town - there is also an inexpensive shuttle that will take you into town - this is an industrial port and the people seemed to be very friendly and wanting to try out their English - the town center is more small townish - mostly t-shirt and tequila places - while the shop keepers were fairly pushy to get you to buy their was a distinct lack of beggars hounding you as you walked the streets and you felt safe walking into town.

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Does anyone know anything about the snorkeling tours offered by the company at http://www.gomanzanillo.com/scubamex/prices.htm

The price seems very reasonable when compared to the ship excursions, but I would feel better if I could get some feedback on this tour.


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