Acapulco Tourism

Acapulco de Juárez (Spanish: [akaˈpulko de ˈxwaɾes]), commonly called Acapulco, is a city, municipality and major seaport in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 380 kilometres (240 mi) south of Mexico City. Acapulco is located on a deep, semicircular bay and has been a port since the early colonial period of Mexico's history. It is a port of call for shipping and cruise lines running between Panama and San Francisco, California, United States. The city of Acapulco is the largest in the state, far larger than the state capital Chilpancingo. Acapulco is also Mexico's largest beach and balneario resort city. The city is best known as one of Mexico's oldest and most well-known beach resorts, which came into prominence in the 1950s as a getaway for Hollywood stars and millionaires. Acapulco is still famous and still attracts many tourists, although most are now from Mexico itself. The resort area is divided into two: The north end of the bay is the "traditional" area, where the famous in the mid-20th century vacationed, and the south end is dominated by newer luxury high-rise hotels. The name "Acapulco" comes from Nahuatl language Aca-pōl-co, and means "where the reeds were destroyed or washed away". The "de Juárez" was added to the official name in 1885 to honor Benito Juárez, former President of Mexico (1806–1872). The seal for the city shows broken reeds or cane. The island and municipality of Capul, in the Philippines, derives its name from Acapulco; Capul was the western end of the trans-Pacific sailing route from Acapulco to what was then a Spanish colony.

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Home to pretty treasures, Acapulco is Mexico's best kept secret. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

Get, set and plan a journey with this amazing travel planner for Acapulco that shall leave you with plenty of memories at the end of your trip.

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  • Know the pollution level of Acapulco before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 90 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 70 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 80 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 70 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 70 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Acapulco for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Acapulco.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.68 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.18 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 72.73 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.14 (High)
    • Car Stealing 65.91 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.36 (High)
    • Attacks 69.32 (High)
    • Drug offense 65.91 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 27.27 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 20.45 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.36 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.29 (High)
    • Safety Index 29.6 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 88.62 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.2 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.04 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 31.99 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Acapulco

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.25 USD

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