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Acapulco is one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico, as it was the first international tourist port of Mexico.
At present Acapulco is the most visited port of Guerrero and one of the most visited by national and international tourists to Mexico, along with Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, among other ports.
Acapulco is currently one of the earliest and most important ports in Mexico as a scale for shipping and crossing lines running between Panama and San Francisco through the transatlantic port. Acapulco became its worldwide fame in the 1950s, being mostly visited by Hollywood stars.
Acapulco today is still famous for its nightlife and still attracts many tourists, although most are national, making it one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico with Cancun and Mexico City.
Acapulco has a tropical wet and dry climate. With maximum temperature of 36 ° C to 41 ° C sensations. This derivative of moisture in wet seasons, but this varies depending on the altitude. Warmer areas are next to the sea. Tropical storms and hurricanes are a threat from May to November. months more rainy days are August and September
Acapulco is divided into three main tourist areas known as: Traditional Acapulco, Acapulco Gold and Acapulco Diamante. In the first the center of the city and harbor as well as the oldest neighborhoods and subdivisions are located, while the other two focus the hotel zone, condominium-residential as well as various shopping and entertainment centers.
Acapulco belongs to the Sun Triangle tourist area of the state, along with Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo and Taxco.
The name "Acapulco" comes from the Nahuatl language, the term "Juarez" was officially added in 1885 in honor of Benito Juarez, former president of Mexico.
Tourist Attractions and Places of Interest in Acapulco
- Isla de la Roqueta
- La Virgen de Los Mares (Marian monument submerged in the sea)
- La Quebrada
- Palma Sola (petroglyphs)
- Diego Rivera murals in Exekatlkalli (Casa de los Vientos) of Dolores Olmedo
- Fuerte de San Diego (Historical Museum of Acapulco)
- Fortin Alvarez
- Cathedral of Our Lady of Solitude Cathedral (Acapulco)
- Alvarez Plaza (Zocalo Acapulco)
- Parque de la Reina and Plaza of the Heroic Naval Military School (Malecon)
- Papagayo park
- Historic Naval Museum of Acapulco
- Casa de la Cultura
- Ecumenical Chapel of Peace
- Puerto Marqués
- Pie de la Cuesta
- Laguna de Coyuca
- Laguna de Tres Palos
- Black lagoon
- Barra Vieja
- The Veladero National Park
- Centro Internacional de Convivencia Infantil (CICI)
- Magic Marine World
- Sea Symphony
- La Gran Plaza
- galleries Diana
- Plaza La Isla
- Forum de Mundo Imperial
- Municipal Public Library No. 22 Dr. Alfonso G. Alarcón
Acapulco, like many other tourist destinations in Mexico, has several beaches whose names correspond to historical facts, customs or simply natural circumstances. Among the main port are:
- Caleta and Caletilla
- Lobster or The Narrow
- Hornos (Areas Tamarindos and Papagayo)
- Pie de la Cuesta
Malls in Acapulco
In Acapulco there are many shopping centers among which we can name:
- galleries Acapulco
- coastal 125
- Acapulco La Isla Shopping Village
- galleries Diana
- Plaza Condesa
- La Vista
- Plaza Chedraui
- Coast pavilion
- Galleries Aqcua
- Multiplaza Las Palmas
- Diamond Plaza
- galleries Picuda
In Acapulco there is a wide variety of handicrafts from all over the country, although more are native state of Guerrero, such as: wooden masks, jewelry, machetes, lacquered wooden boxes, baskets, silverware, gemstones and semiprecious stones, grinding stones and mortars of volcanic rock, palm handicrafts, hats, furniture of precious wood, copper and bronze figures.
In the city there are also companies dedicated to the sale of marine products such as snails, starfish, shells and seahorses seahorses, food and milk sweets, coconut, mango, banana and tamarind, ceramics and clothing typical of the regions Guerrero handmade.
Map of Acapulco