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Mexico's Most Popular Destinations - Acapulco


Acapulco is one México’s most important and famous beach resorts. It is located on the Pacific coast, 395 kilometers (245 miles) from México 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.

An integral part of Acapulco travel is visit to important sites like Zocalo, Fort of San Diego and Cliff Divers. Zocalo is the chief public square, with numerous eateries and shopping places. Fort of San Diego, occupies a significant position in the history of Acapulco. The fort also houses an interesting museum often visited by families. Cliff divers feature as the most thronged tourist attraction. The beaches of Acapulco are equally fascinating. Some of the most popular ones are Caleta Beach, Condesa Beach, Revolcadero Beach, Icacos Beach and Puerto Marques.

Acapulco is a paradise for sport lovers. There are several world class golf courses in Acapulco. Particularly alluring are the numerous types of water sports like fishing and deep sea fishing, scuba diving, surfing, waterskiing, yachting and swimming that can be enjoyed. Tennis, bungee jumping, sky-coaster and parasailing can also be enjoyed. Tourist can visit the water parks of Acapulco for experiencing some of the most amazing rides.

Shopping is an exciting part of Acapulco travel. Mexican crafts, jewelry, works of art and other items can be picked up as souvenirs in Acapulco. Fermin, La Gran Plaza, Artisan's Mall and Plaza Bahia are some of the places reputed as excellent shopping areas. However, Acapulco travel is sure to be incomplete without experiencing the nightlife of the city. The bars and discos of the city are immensely popular among the tourists. Acapulco has numerous restaurants that specialize in traditional Mexican food. Tourists must delve into some of the Mexican delicacies while traveling in Acapulco. There are numerous hotels in Acapulco that offer great accommodation options.

Here is a very quick overview of the main zones on a map of Acapulco:

The Golden Zone:* center of the tourist zone and nightlife with many hotels and bars
Las Brisas: movie star homes, fabulous discos, and fine dining in the hills of Acapulco
Caleta: center of historic Acapulco, home of the legendary "Clavadistas" (cliff divers)
The Diamond Zone: the "new" Acapulco, with many luxury resorts and condominiums
Pie de la Cuesta: tranquil beach and lagoon west of town with awesome sunsets
Costa Azul: residential neighborhood just off the Costera, with conveniences and clubs