“Acapulco is the big daddy of Mexican Resorts. It was where all the movies stars went to party. Remember Elvis Presley and some cheesy flick about Acapulco?
But this is where the government and industry learned that resorts and tourism could mean big cash and they have tried to duplicate the success throughout the country.
We have enjoyed Acapulco with our kids and alone; in our RV or at a hotel. There seems like there is something for every one and it works.”
Name: Full name is Acapulco de Juárez. Acapulco means “where the reeds were destroyed or washed away” in the Nahuatl language. Juarez is to honor Benito Juarez President of Mexico.
Location: Acapulco sits on the Acapulco Bay on Mexico’s Southern Pacific coast.
Weather: Tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. Storm and hurricane season is May to November.
January Average Highs 30.4C (86.7F) Lows 23.3C (73.9F)
July Average Highs 32.3C (90.1F) Lows 25.1C (77.2F)
Population: 688,000 City, 1,021,000 Metro
Elevation: Sea level to 30 m (100 ft)
Medical: Hospitals, Doctors, Dentists
Money: Major Banks
Drive to Acapulco from Ixtapa South on Highway 200 or Northfrom Tapatula from Highway 200 North.
From Mexico City drive Highway 95 South.
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