Acapulco is situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 380 kilometers from Mexico City, with its tropical wet and dry climate, full of history and natural beauty, is the biggest seaport and city of Guerrero state. The resort area is divided in two sections: the north, the “traditional” area and the “new-luxury” area in the south.
Known as the oldest coastal tourist destination and as the largest beach and resort city in Mexico, Acapulco is surrounding by luxury all-inclusive and boutique hotels. Its restaurants offer exquisite sea flavors and most of them are al-fresco and give breathtaking views of Acapulco Bay.
From its aquatic sports, eco-tourism activities, family parks, cliff diving in La Quebrada, sand beaches, till romantic and beautiful sunrises and a vibrant nightlife, Acapulco is the perfect place for families and couples.
Acapulco comes from Nahuatl language “where the reeds were destroyed or washed away”; its origins story is a romantic tragedy between a prince and princess of rival tribes. In colonial times, the port was declared the official site of trade between Asia and America.
Acapulco is a privileged tourist destination, with its two magnificent bays: Santa Lucia, known as Bahia de Acapulco (Acapulco Bay), and Puerto Marques, boasting incredible natural beauty and cliffs. The climate and the physical characteristics of Acapulco are ideal for traditional and extreme water sports, test your courage jumping from the cliffs of La Quebrada or prove your skill, fishing a sailfish on the pacific in the early morning.
Family activities are not far behind, you can spend your day with your family in a boat ride, snorkeling, swimming in the beach, visiting the museums of the area or meeting the Virgin Sea Sculture in a traditional crystal boat while all the family enjoy the aquatic flora and fauna of the pacific sea.
With spectacular night centers and boat rides especially designed to start the celebrating early, dancing, music and fun are the main adjectives of Acapulco.
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