|Posted by Courtesy Of Tourism Mexico
Date: 25th September 2006
Add Your Photo
Location: Acapulco Mexico
Acapulco is one Mexico’s most important and famous beach resorts. It is located on the Pacific coast, 395 kilometers (245 miles) from Mexico City and 133 kilometers (83 miles) from Chilpancingo, the state capital of Guerrero. It has a warm, humid climate with temperatures ranging from 22º C (72º F) to 33º C (91º F) with sunny days throughout the year.
Among the port city’s many enticing qualities are: its beautiful bay, one of the best in the world; the calm waters of its beaches; the amenities offered by its well established hotel industry, which in recent years has undergone a major revamping, especially in the Punta Diamante neighborhood; and finally, the city’s unbeatable nightlife, which offers one of the hottest playgrounds among Mexican vacation destinations.
For those who have never visited Acapulco, we recommend that you visit la Isla de la Roqueta (Roqueta Island), an ideal island setting where you can either relax or enjoy some scuba diving. You’ll also want to check out the infamous La Quebrada, where fearless cliff divers plunge into the ocean below. If you’re looking for a little excitement of your own, Acapulco offers bungee jumping and parasailing, where from high above you can admire the stunning panoramic views of the bay, the hotel zone and the surrounding mountains, in their utmost splendor.
Nearby Acapulco, you can visit the beach of Pie de la Cuesta, known for its spectacular sunsets, or Puerto Marques, with it beautiful bay and calm waters. Finally, don’t miss out on Barra Vieja, where you are sure to enjoy delicious seafood dishes prepared in traditional Mexican restaurants.
Touring in Acapulco – The recommended trip begins at CICI aquatic park, where the little ones can enjoy water slides or a pool with manmade waves, and adults can relax in a restaurant. Nearby is a beach where you can parachute, water-ski and kayak. Parents can bask in the sun or have a drink on the beach while the children are at play. At lunchtime, you can dine at Beto’s and try the famous pescado a la talla (the grilled catch of the day), an Acapulco favorite. Beto’s is located in front of the Acapulco Convention Center.
After eating, you can ride down Costera Miguel Aleman Avenue in a horse-drawn carriage. The ride will take you to the outer limits of the port and back to the main square, or Zocalo, where you can visit a cathedral built in 1936. In the Zocalo, you can take a stroll and cool off with a so-called esquimo, a refreshing drink that comes in many different flavors. To finish off the day, nearby the Zocalo is La Quebrada, where you can watch fearless cliff divers plunge into the ocean below.
Touring outside Acapulco – From Acapulco, head in the direction of Chilpancingo, the state capital of Guererro, which is 117 kilometers (72 miles) from the port city. Once in Chilpancingo, you can stop over to eat and visit the Plaza de Armas. Nearby, you’ll find la Laguna de Tuxpan, known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. You can take a boat out on the lagoon if you want to take a closer look. Some 70 kilometers (43 miles) ahead, along route 95, you’ll find a town called Iguala, the home of the Mexican flag.
There you can buy silver and gold jewelry and crafts and visit the San Francisco church. Finally, we recommend a visit to Taxco, which is about 33 kilometers (20 miles) from Iguala. In Taxco, an old sliver-mining town, you can walk down cobblestone streets, take in picturesque views of the red-tiled rooftops, visit art galleries and wander in and out of the town’s famous silver shops. If you want to continue along route 95, you’ll reach Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos, and Mexico City further ahead, which are 306 and 395 kilometers from Acapulco, respectively.