Travel to Casa Carmen

Location

Casa Carmen is located on the west coast of Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean, south of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta and north of Acapulco and Manzanillo. Casa Carmen Google Earth

The Manzanillo airport (ZLO), officially the Playa de Oro International Airport, is located about 40 minutes from La Manzanilla.  A number of airlines offer daily service to ZLO during high season (December- early May).

During low season, most carriers reduce service to ZLO to a few times or less per week.

Airlines flying into ZLO

US Airways
(direct flights from Phoenix)
Alaska Airlines
(direct flights Los Angeles) 
Delta
(direct flights from Los Angeles) 
Continental
(direct flights from Houston)
Aeromexico

Another option is to fly into Puerto Vallarta (~3 hour drive) as there is an abundance of frequent flights from the US and Canada.

Driving Directions

from Manzanillo Airport (~60 kms)

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There is one road leaving the Manzanillo airport.  This road will take you to Highway 200.  Turn left on the highway (going north) and take the highway to La Manzanilla (about 40 minutes).  You will pass through the city of Cihuatlan. Continue on hwy 200 and pass the entrances to Barra de Navidad and Melaque.  Shortly after Melaque there is a fork in the road where you will make a left turn going up the mountain, following hwy 200 towards Puerto Vallarta.  The turn-off to La Manzanilla is marked by a statue of dolphins.  It will be on your left but you will see a turn-out lane on the right side of the road, which will allow you to cross highway 200 without stopping traffic behind you.

Driving Directions

from Puerto Vallarta (~200 kms)

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Follow Highway 200 south from Puerto Vallarta (PVR). You will pass through a few small villages after leaving PVR followed by about 30 minutes over the mountains. Continue on hwy 200 and pass the entrances to Playa Chalacatepec, Chamela Bay, El Careyes Beach Resort, Playa Tenacatita (a good place for snorkeling!) and Playa Boca de Iguanas.  La Manzanilla is just beyond Boca on the right; the turn-off is marked by a statue of dolphins.

NOTE:  There is only one gas station between PVR and La Manzanilla so be sure to fill up in PVR. Watch for the topes (speed bumps), which are usually located as you enter and leave each town along the way. Many topes are not marked and they come up surprisingly fast.

 

Car Rental
from Manzanillo or Puerto Vallarta

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