Before coming here I did not realize that Transat Holidays is the singular tour operator from Canada serving this area.

They are the only Canadian company bringing guest to the all inclusive resorts in Manzanillo proper and surrounding properties.

This hotel, the Barcelo Karmina Palace contracts out fully one half of its 312 rooms to Transat so in any given week there are at least 312 Canadians enjoying the hospitality here, a good deal for both I think.

It is no wonder that Manitobans come back with good reports. While they, the local tourist industry, push the fact that they have the highest rate of employment and the lowest crime statistics, the area is well worth exploring.

Our day trip with Savino, who I talked about in a previous blog, was exceptional.

I have some great photos which I will put up here and hopefully in a story I am writing for the Winnipeg Free Press.

And I would come back here again, the next time taking a full day trip to the state capital of Colima. So much to see there!

But in the meantime work calls and another journey is close at hand, with a spring full of travel on my agenda.

In the meantime feel free to enter our current contest for $150 Travel Blue accessories gift package by going to and clik the enter to win icon. This will take you to our facebook page where we are hosting the contest.

Until next time Safe Journeys.