Transportation, Maps & Directions


Santana Rentals and Real Estate is located on the west coast of Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean, south of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta and north of Acapulco and Manzanillo. The Manzanillo airport (ZLO) 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 into ZLO

US Airways
(direct flights from Phoenix)
Alaska Airlines
(direct flights from LA) 
(direct flights from LA) 
(direct flights from Houston)

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

Bus Service

Primera Plus

Driving Directions from Manzanillo or Puerto Vallarta Airports

Directions from Manzanillo Airport

60 kms – 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.

Turnout to La Manz headed North on Mx 200

Driving Directions from Puerto Vallarta

200km – 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 De Iguanas on the right.

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 located as you enter and leave each town along the way.

Turnout to La Manz headed South on Mx 200