Manzamigos, A.C.

Making friends and getting help in Manzanillo

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It all began hereAbout 6 years ago, a group of friends and neighbors got together in the home of Guillermo Gomez to talk about forming an organization that would provide trustworthy and free assistance to tourists visiting Manzanillo. 

Under the direction of President Nigel Rumford for the past five years, Manzamigos has also evolved into an organization providing friendship and a community spirit amongst both the foreign and national population of this port city with a population of 130,000 and growing.

A book of translations from English to Spanish is indispensable when shopping for groceries is in wide distribution, and is available for sale. It is extremely helpful for all your purchases, even offering conversion tables. Yet another book pertaining to local restaurants is on the presses and will be available shortly. A monthly newsletter provides information on the many aspects of living in a foreign country and a brand new website gives regular news updates on what is happening in our town.

Happy faces at Thirsty ThursdayThe most popular aspect of Manzamigos has been Thirsty Thursday; a weekly event that, during the summer, moves around to most of the restaurants about town and in the winter season calls “Pedro’s Cazuelas Grill” on Miramar beach, home. Meeting at 6 p.m. for drinks and a meal, people chat about past and future events as well as make new friends and assist newcomers with the thousands of queries that arise from living in a new country.

Raising funds by sketching caracaturesManzamigos is supported by the state and local board of tourism, and has helped out or had booths at numerous government-sponsored events, such as the popular deep sea fishing tournaments and the San Diego-to-Manzanillo Yacht Race, held in 2004.

Yacht RaceTo find out more about Manzamigos and the benefits of becoming a member, check out the website at often.

To check on the current location of Thirsty Thursday, phone Gerry or Dorothy at 335-1343 or e-mail If you have an interest in Manzanillo, please ask to be added to the mailing list. Get involved in what is happening in Manzanillo; become part of our friendship group.