We did get to sail for a few hours but to get here in daylight we need to start motor sailing. Motor sailing we did 5.5 knots. Sailing we did 2.5 -3.5 knots and would have arrived between 9 PM and 12 PM. We were glad we got here in daylight even though it was late in the day....lots of cargo ships and tankers and a new anchorage to us.
Right here by the sea wall you can dinghy in and tie up to some rings on the wall. You need to watch the tide as it will come in and bang your dinghy around and against the sea wall.
There is a water spigot at the two showers that you see on the steps. There is also a walk along the sea wall.
The anchorage is very busy this time of year with wake boarders and jet skiers zipping around and through the anchorage.
We have friends on s\v Due, I think a 40+' Erwin. It took 5 people to get it med-moored here. They said it was quite an experience.
There is a fuel dock and it had fuel. There is a small chandlery and a restaurant and a gelato store etc at the marina.
While in Santiago we had lunch at the same place we had lunch while visiting our old friends Mike and Holly on s\v Wanuskewin. We had taken a bus from Barra-Bahia de Navidad to go visit them a couple of cruising seasons ago.
The "Pineapple Express" right now is between Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and here in Manzanillo bringing with it some rain and possible thunderstorms and iffy winds and seas. We have moved the boat in the anchorage and are waiting it out.