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[Central America Travel] Mexico: Acapulco

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Acapulco is a resort city in southern Mexico and is very famous as a tourist attraction. Many tourists from home and abroad visit and enjoy it from adults to children. Acapulco is a city that has been developed for a long time and is one of Mexico’s leading beach resorts. People who enjoy marine sports are almost always gathered in Acapulco, and it is a widely recognized place in the Americas.

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Location

Acapulco is a city in southern Mexico.

History

Acapulco was a civilization of the Olmecs in ancient times. In the 1500s, the Spaniards came to dominate the land, and the ruler Hernán Cortés built Acapulco as the main port. This port has become an important part of Spanish trade and has achieved economic development. However, at the same time, the pirates were also noticed, and the invasion was repeated many times. In the 1900s, wealthy villas and resort hotels were built, and the tourism industry is flourishing.

Climate

Acapulco belongs to the savanna climate. It is an area where the difference between the rainy season and the dry season is very large. Temperatures range from 20 ° C to 36 ° C throughout the year.

Language

There is no official official language in Mexico. However, Spanish is commonly used. It uses more than 60 other indigenous languages.

Security

Acapulco is very famous as a tourist destination, but it is not safe due to the violent incidents. Be sure to keep your valuables handy and avoid going out at night.

Race

In Mexico, 60% are Mestizo, and in the rest are indigenous peoples and whites.

industry

Acapulco is one of the leading resort cities in the Americas, with luxurious wealthy villas and resort hotels. The tourism industry is very well developed. It is also famous as a film location and has become the stage for the sea of Acapulco.

religion

More than 80% of Catholics are in Mexico. Others are Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim.

currency

Mexican pesos are used in Mexico.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Fuerte De San Diego

The San Diego Fortress was built between 1616 and 1617 to protect the town and trade ships from Spain from the attacks of pirate ships. The interior is now a history museum where you can see exhibits such as the history of the fortress, trade, pirates and colonial times.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Capilla de la Paz

Oratory of Acapulco. The height of the cross is huge, reaching 39m. At dusk, you can watch the sunset over Acapulco Bay, so it is recommended to go there.

Sightseeing spot 3 : La Quebrada

It is a dive spot on a precipitous cliff. Divers are diving as a show, and the show is held five times a day. The divers are doing a deadly dive near 40m.

Sightseeing spot 4 : El Rollo

Aqua Park along the Acapulco Bay. There are plenty of attractions such as a pool full of population waves, a number of waterslides, a thrilling bungee jump, and a dolphin show.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Parque Papagayo

A park that is a place of relaxation for the citizens. There are plenty of children’s water attractions in the park, including wildlife. Many facilities are free to use.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Playa Condesa

Acapulco’s historic beach. Many upscale restaurants, clubs and bars line the beach, making it very convenient. You can see a very beautiful bay.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Playa Diamante

The beach in the emerging resort area. The waves are high and it is a great tourist spot for surfing and bodyboarding. It is a beach with few people.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Isla La Roqueta

Rocketta Island is a peninsula west of Acapulco Bay. Although it is a small island, it has 9 coves and beautiful tropical fish are swimming in it, making it a perfect place for snorkeling.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Mural Diego Rivera

It is a mural in Acapulco. The painter was Diego Rivera, a Mexican painter known for many murals. The mural itself is painted on the front wall facing the street.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Playa Pie de la Cuesta

It is a beach loved by surfers with high waves. Since no major resort development has been done yet, prices are low and you can enjoy sightseeing with peace of mind.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Zócalo

The old town of Acapulco. In front of you is the platform for the cruise ship. It is always crowded with locals and tourists. There are many restaurants and shops around.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Laguna de Tres Palos

A lake in Acapulco. The lake is surrounded by a jungle atmosphere, where crocodiles, iguanas, and many birds live. Boat tours are taking place here.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Playa Revolcadero

A beach in the heart of an emerging resort area. The sea is relatively shallow, so children can play well. Various tourists gather, including groups, families, and surfers.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Playa Caleta

A place called an aristocratic beach. It is a casual beach where tourists with families gather. It is a place where children can play in the shallow waters of the coast and elderly tourists can relax.

Sightseeing spot 15 : Jardín Botánico de Acapulco

Acapulco Botanical Garden. There are many tropical flowers and plants. Free admission to the botanical garden on Sundays. Since many wild birds fly, there is an observation space for tourists.

Sightseeing spot 16 : Playa Icacos

The longest beach in Acapulco Bay, 2060m long. You can enjoy banana boats, parasailing, jet skiing and more. Surrounded by high-rise resort hotels, luxury condominium towers and shopping malls.

Sightseeing spot 17 : Playa Hornos

A beach whose coast is bordered by many palm trees. Cross the street behind the beach and you will find the park. It is a place where you can enjoy a leisurely sea bathing.

Sightseeing spot 18 : Palma Sola

It is an archaeological excavation area. A place where paintings are engraved on 18 rocks and it is said that there was an ancient civilization. It’s a little-known place in Acapulco, but there aren’t many people so you can relax.

Hotel

Acapulco has plenty of accommodation. Acapulco International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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