Las Hadas means “the fairies” and the Las Hadas anchorage, lived up to its name. The anchorage is tucked in a bay behind a bombproof breakwater that ensures roll-free sleep. A short dinghy ride from the anchorage stands the magnificent hotel made famous by Bo Derek and Dudley Moore in “10” (ok it was famous if you were born in the 50’s). Regular buses run from the hotel to Manzanillo, a city with a full range of services and supplies.
Las Hadas in located in Manzanillo, comprised of Bahia de Santiago to port and Bahia de Manzanillo to starboard. We anchored in Santiago on our trip down and Manzanillo on the way back. The Las Hadas anchorage is tucked behind the small point separating the two bays.
This albatross-eye view shows the breakwater in the mid ground, with the anchorage behind it in front of the beach.
The anchorage view of the Las Hadas resort.
Keep an eye out for fairies in Las Hadas. This one appeared in front of the hotel.
This fairy resembles cupid.
These two have been absent from Las Hadas for decades.
The view from Elizabeth Jean’s cockpit at the Las Hadas anchorage.
White buildings climbed the hill side at every turn.
For a small fee we were allowed to use the hotel’s dinghy dock, pool and wifi.