Acapulco is the
largest and most spectacular tourist resort onthe Mexican Pacific coast. As a result
of its stunning beaches, exuberant natural surroundings and wonderful climate,
this port has been dubbed the Pearl of the Pacific. It is the most popular holiday resort in Mexico
and Latin America, since its functional, modern infrastructure has had very little
impact on its original beauty or attractions.
Set in gorgeous natural surroundings, Acapulco offers an
enormous range of attractions and activities. Calm, sunny beaches and exuberant
vegetation that surrounds one of the loveliest bays in the Pacific blend
seamlessly with major hotel complexes, superb restaurants and wonderful nightclubs.
something to suit every taste and budget and offers a range of activities for
the whole family. The main attraction of the bay are
its more than twenty beaches, each with a distinct atmosphere, where you can
choose your favorite water sport. Enthusiasts will find ample opportunities for
sports fishing, diving, water skiing and snorkeling. There are also several
ecological areas that are ideal for picnics and horse back riding, as well as
golf courses and tennis courts.
It also boasts a variety of restaurants offering everything from regional to
international cuisine. The port’s nightlife is intense and extremely diverse,
offering something for every taste.
Acapulco is located
326 km away from the Federal District along the Autopistadel
Sol, and 411 km away by the old federal highway no. 95. It also boasts an
excellent international airport
Acapulco is on Central
Time and observes Daylight Savings Time.
In Mexico the banks open during the week, from to ; some are open until , and on Saturdays from to , in several malls.
There are ATMs that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in some,
is offered the VISA or MASTERCARD service used by most of the international
Generally, in Mexico,business hours are, from to , during the weekor from Tuesday to Sunday. In the suburbs some shops are open until or . In the rest of the country,during the week, business are open,
from to and from to , on Sundays they remain open half day.
The Mexican people eat 3 daily meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Breakfastis
generallybetween and , lunch between and and dinner between and . However, most restaurants are open all day long.
In the restaurants, as opposed to other countries, the service is not
charged on the bill. It is customary to leave a tip of 10% of the consumption.
In Mexico you will find an electrical current of 120Volts, 60 cycles AC.
In México,consideration should be given to the
nutritional habits. Excess should be avoided, and a lightdiet followed at the beginning of your
stay. Like anywhere else in the world, you are advised to drink bottled
water, and care should be taken when part taking of regional
If you decide to continue your trip to Acapulco by bus,
take a cab (we recommend to buy your ticket inside the airport, for your
own safety) to Terminal de Autobuses de Tasqueña (Tasqueña bus station).