Wylie Jordan Travel Articles

Acapulco News – Mexico
Acapulco News – Mexico Jojo Jones offers brief updates on what is going
The Acapulco Travel Guide – A Shopping Tour of Acapulco – Acapulco, Mexico
Wylie Jordan points out the best shopping in Acapu
A Shopping Tour of Acapulco – Acapulco, Mexico
A Shopping Tour of Acapulco Acapulco, Mexico The street running from Fort San Diego to the Zócalo runs parallel to the Costera, and is named for General Morelos. It crosses only one street, Juan R. Escudero, which after a few blocks becomes Cuauhtémoc, Acapulco's principal business strip. If you walk north on Escudero, away from […]
Acapulco Travel Guide – Restaurants
Acapulco Travel Guide – Restaurants Luxury The consensus is that Madeira’s, Baikal and Kookaburra, on the hillside in Las Brisas, are among the best restaurants in town. Le Jardin des Artiste, across from the Continental Hotel, has also had good reports. El Olvido, on Diana Circle, is set on a terrace just above the beach, […]
Tour of Old Acapulco – Acapulco, Mexico
A Walking Tour of Old Acapulco Acapulco, Mexico PART I: Fort San Diego to the Zócalo If you take a taxi to Fort San Diego, you'll get out in the parking lot. If you go by bus, ask the driver to let you off at the Fort San Diego stop, and you'll climb a big […]
Sightseeing – Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco, Mexico – June 2004 The rainy season ordinarily begins in June and runs through September, so there are relatively few tourists and prices are low. During the season it rains occasionally during the day and more often at night – when the temperature drops into the 70's. Afternoon temperatures range about 90°F, so the […]
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 […]
Acapulco Travel Guide – Events
Acapulco Travel Guide – Events By Wylie Jordan November We have a beach, Bonfil, on the other side of the airport from the city of Acapulco. Gigantic (and fairly dangerous) waves are common, and that’s where the local surfers go – I don’t think the tourists have any idea where it is, and it isn’t […]