Things to do

Bending Tree Yoga and Healing Center

The Studio

All abilities are welcome at Bending Tree Yoga and Healing Center. Classes are designed to give you the chance to open your body, heart, mind and spirit; and spend time looking within through breathing, vinyasa flow, deep stretching and meditation. Classes combine strength and flexibility in a unique combination of the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga to help you quiet your mind; tune into your body; and deepen your practice and sense of being.


La Manzanilla Gallery
Is a very nicely designed and appointed Gallery owned by Silver Mangini with some nice art and occasional artist’s openings. Located just up the side street from Palapa Joe’s on Calle Perula Sur # 83.From May 1st to November 1st open by appointment only, call Abi at 315 104 9489.




La Manzanilla Bookstore

«Manos ayudándose» – a great little store selling used books. It is all volunteer staffed, non-profit and all proceeds go to the local schools and health clinic. Mostly books in English. Located on Playa blanca street next to Spacific-Spa, in the center of town.



La Catalina Natural Language School
Spanish immersion courses held at the Cultural Center.

La Catalina Educational Center
Support a local kid’s education with a scholarship or take a look at LCEF’s wish list.



Tango Workshop

By Michael Young & Beatrix Satzinger . Please visit their website for sheduled classes in La Manzanilla and to watch a promo video.



Live Music 

Martin’s Restaurant. On Tuesdays great latin music (call for dates). Mondays during high-season once or  twice per month live-musik with the Blond Gypsies Latcho & Andrea.

Reservations recommended at: 351 5106.




Eileen’s cooking classes
Thai, Indian, Middle Eastern and Mexican dishes. Please check her website for sheduled classes.




Jolanda’s Restaurant

Bookings of Kayak and Snorkel Tours from La Manzanilla, Tenacatita and Chamela.
For rent: Snorkel gear, Boogie boards, Kayaks, Dvd movies (chose out of 700 dvd’s) and Wifi.

Las Joyas

Visit the waterfalls and bassins after the rainy season. Approximately a one hour hike from the riverbed on the South-side of the village upward.

Fiesta de Toros in La Manzanilla
Annual five days party with birria, beer, bullriding, music and dance the first week in February.The La Manzanilla Ejido community celebrates it’s birthday on the 6th of February which is part of the festival.

Pilates Classes
with Fabianne. All levels welcome. Mondays and Thursdays 11 am at Casa Shanti del Mar, second floor. Main road: Maria Asuncion 126.

Open Mic
At Palapa Joe’s restaurant. Once per month during high-season. Got some talent and want to present it in front of an audience or watch others perform ? Great fun!

Events at Laura Loca’s Restaurant
Don’t miss the events Laura plans for Independance Day, Halloween, Revolution Day and others. She also creates a great «Noche Mexicana».

Spacifico – Spa
Offering facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, hair removal and other spa services aimed at giving you a relaxing, rejuvenating and memorable experience.

The Spa is open in the morning from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and in the afternoon from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm. Appointments can be made at:, or call: 044 315 107 8060 or in person at the spa. They are located between Hecho a Manos and Cafe Risa, #18, Playa Blanca, la Manzanilla.

Guadalupe’s Bike rentals
There is a bike rental and store about a block South of the Jardin on Calle Tamarindo #84. Phone: (315) 35 15181.
Prices go from 150 pesos a day, 450 pesos a week and 900 pesos a month.

Kennys Evolution Beauty salon
Facials, manicure, pedicure, massages, haircuts, hairstyling, hair dyeing, waxing (depilation), and more. Everything at reasonable prices. Phone: 35 151 23.

Artis Gallery/Lounge Bar
Enjoy contemporary art, a drink and great ambience. Located only a few steps South from the Book Store. Closed during low season.

Artesania Market
Every Friday morning at the Jardin (village center).

Yoga Classes
Offered by Ani Mac. Classes are at Casa Milpa located around the corner past Martin’s restaurant on the roof-top. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00 am (during high-season only).