Traveling Mexico expect that the place is a tropical paradise and they have lots to offer in terms of culture, history, food, and specially their women. The beachfront are beautiful and blue seawaters attract millions of visitors from all over the world. Aside from lounging and swimming under the sun, a variety of water sports and aquatic activities can be enjoyed. City’s ideal location makes it a great spot for water skiing, sport fishing, scuba diving, cliff diving, snorkelling, and bay cruises.
Nearby countries take advantage of Acapulco’s year-around tropical climate. It’s more than just golden beaches and fiery red sunsets, nearby are lagoons, jungles, mountains and historical locations. Acapulco used to be Hollywood’s “IBIZA” with its beautiful beaches by day and night. However, it did not mean that Acapulco’s tourism and nightlife stopped. In fact, it has boomed more than ever.
Acapulco is a tourist city that is been receiving a lot of negative press from narco violence, gangs, and homicide. Despite this, the place is largely protected by the police and its is safe. Just remember to behave like you would in any other place and not get involved in illicit activities like drugs, and you will never have any problems.
Are you looking for places to sightsee in Acapulco? Enjoy and explore here:
BARRA VIEJA BEACH – A location that most tourists don’t go for because of its distance. However, the one-hour travel time is worth it because it’s off the beaten path takes you away from crowds and expensive prices. It’s a great introduction to the laid back acapulco lifestyle – best enjoyed with roasted fish, a lovely margarita and lots of sunscreen for the open ocean views are magnificent.
LA QUEBRADA – Is one of the most popular tourist attractions in acapulco, with a good reason! Local cliff divers jump from cliffs as high as 80 feet and they have to be in line with the crashing waves of the ocean.
It’s dangerous but exciting, cliff diving is one of the most unique things that acapulco has to offer, and shows are available for the public every day. Night shows with dinners are extremely popular for this site and is highly recommended for those who do not enjoy the intense Acapulco afternoon heat.
FORT OF SAN DIEGO – One of the oldest building in acapulco turn museum. It was built by the Spanish Empire in the 1600’s and is a popular landmark in acapulco. The historic museum and learn how it was used to protect the city from pirates of yesterdays.
ISLA LA ROQUETA – A popular tourist spot for the person who are into snorkelling and diving tours.At the highest point of this destination is the VIRGEN DE LOS MARES. They say that those who visit the site may find it difficult to see her sometimes because the water’s clarity depends on the tide and weather.
YACHT CRUISE – Plenty of tour companies that offer the scenic cruise along the coast of Acapulco. It’s a must for the people who enjoy a slow and picturesque view of the historic town in all of its glory.
LAGUNA DE TRES PALOS – Immerse in the local flora and fauna as you witness Acapulco’s nature up close. Traverse through the mangroves, look at exotic birds and hear their unique calls, and experience net fishing.
PLAYA CONDESA BEACH – This place is for luxury travellers who prefer to experience acapulco’s beaches from their beachfront hotels. Although more crowded, it has a great access to a number of water sports that can be easily availed of anytime. Restaurant and shopping outlets are also nearby.
Where is ACAPULCO?
Acapulco is located in the state of GUERRERO overlooking the Pacific Ocean which makes it an ideal tropical destination for tourists from colder climates. And it is about over two hundred miles from MEXICO CITY and around 85 miles from the CHILPANCINGO, the capital state of Guerrero.
The spaniards choose acapulco as their naval launching point for its fleet of ships because of their natural harbour. The city is made up of a large percentage of mountainous terrains, lagoons, thermal springs, rivers, and flat terrains with certain areas occupied by forests and urban dwellers.
Like other tropical countries, Acapulco has this two season wet and dry. So far the highest record temperature in near 40 degrees celsius with the warmest areas in the city proper near the sea. It experiences hurricanes and tropical storms from May to October.