Acapulco Travel Articles

 
Acapulco Travel Guide – Transport
Acapulco Travel Guide – Transport Taxis Very few Acapulco taxis have meters, so settle the fare before you get in. The basic rate is 25 pesos for an ‘average’ ride: if your trip starts and ends on either side of the big flagpole in front of Papagayo Park, the fare should be about twenty-five pesos. […]
Acapulco Travel Guide – Street Kids
Street Kids Here in Acapulco, the police take homeless children to any one of various homes. There are at least four large institutions – government, Catholic, Salvation Army, and Protestant – and several more small private ones, but none allows the use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. As a result, many already-addictecd children repeatedly […]
Acapulco Travel Guide – History
Acapulco Travel Guide – History Acapulco Travel Guide – History On 13 December 1521, exactly four months after the fall of Tenochtitlán, the Spanish found the tiny fishing village of Acapulco. Spanish explorers used the port, which is virtually the only natural deep-water harbor south of San Francisco, to begin exploring what was called the ‘Great South Sea’. Westward voyages […]
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Introduction to Taxco – Taxco, Mexico
Introduction to Taxco – Taxco, Mexico Taxco, Mexico Introduction to Taxco When the journey from Mexico City to Acapulco took a couple of days, Taxco was a stopping place on the two-lane highway. The superhighway bypassed Taxco in the 1950's, and the newer freeway (Autopista del Sol) reduced the journey to a few hours. The town of 90,000 people, which clings […]
Acapulco Travel Guide – Shopping
Shopping There are dozens of little markets scattered about the city, but almost anything you might want in the way of Mexican handicrafts is probably available at a reasonable price in Sanborns, where you can use your credit cards. The D.I.F. (Family Development Agency) operates a small shop just west of the Oceanic 2000 Tower […]
Acapulco Survival Tips for First-timers
I spent two months in Acapulco over winter 00/01. As the title suggests, if you’re going to Acapulco for the first time, there should be some useful information for you here. Tourist Office/Maps | Money | Post Office | Bookstores/I-cafés | Things to See | Beaches | Accommodation | Places to Eat | Clubs/Bars | […]
Acapulco et al., Mexico
Acapulco et al., Mexico San Diego Fort A friendly belch of smoke shoots forth from the fort signaling the arrival of half-a-dozen “naos” or Spanish trading galleons sailing into the safety of Acapulco Port. Is this how would it have been in the year of 1650? I contemplate the scene while standing on the stone parapet of San Diego […]
Acapulco Surival Tips for First-Timers
Acapulco Survival Tips for First-Timers I spent two months in Acapulco over winter 00/01. As the title suggests, if you’re going to Acapulco for the first time, there should be some useful information for you here. Tourist Office/Maps | Money | Post Office | Bookstores/I-cafés | Things to See | Beaches | Accommodation | Places […]
Acapulco, Mexico – September 2000
Acapulco's "Little Season" – the holiday Mexicans take just before school starts – is over and the city is virtually deserted. It will probably stay that way until the Canadians come en masse in December and the Americans follow in January. We're in the rainy season now, which means that it rains occasionally during the […]