- Distance from Acapulco to Mexico City: about 190 miles
- Average daytime temperature: 80F
- Average nighttime temperature: 74F
- Rainfall: largely brief afternon showers; no rain to speak of in February, eight inches in July
The Costera is the main drag, running parallel with the coast.
Where to Stay:
Spring break hotels:
Where to Go:
- Body surf at beautiful Pie de la Cuesta beach -- $5 for a hammock under a palapa (see more on that below).
- Nightclubs -- check out:
- Baby 'O
What to See:
What to Buy:
- Serapes and wool ponchos are always a sure bet in Mexico; I paid $8 for a wool poncho at the Puerto Marques zocalo.
- Check out shopping at the Plaza Alvarez zocalo in old Acapulco, but beware the merchants in the tourist parts of the city -- they're relentless.
Spring Break in Acapulco:
Before you go to Acapulco for spring break, learn about Mexico and about spring break deals. Try to make reservations by January; the third week in March is spring break central in Acapulco. Learn about passports, water, airfares and more about Mexico with the links just below.
Mexico Student Travel Resources:
Before You Go to Mexico -- pre-trip planning FAQ
- Mexico maps
- How to drive in Mexico
Camping and campgrounds in Mexico
- Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya / Yucatan Pensinsula (Tulum and Playa del Carmen)
- Get a passport
- Mexico Travel Photos
I traveled to Acapulco with Explorica's Latin America arm -- the tour starts in cosmopolitan Mexico City and heads to colonial silver capital Taxco, with a stop in cool Cuernavaca. The trip wound down in hot Acapulco, where a party sunset cruise was on the agenda. Great tour with an excellent leader.
Don't Miss...There's always a don't miss place anywhere -- in Acapulco, it's La Brisa de Oro restaurant at Playa Pie de la Cuesta, a beach about five miles west of Acapulco. The beach is quiet, the waves are wild, the food was good in fall 2005, and the drinks are cold. Ask owner Mario Campos Garcia to fix you a fresh coconut or visit with his son about his stay in the US. Stone steps lead to palapas on the sand, where you can rent a horseback ride for $15 / 30 minutes.
- Avenue Fuerza Aerea 7, Playa Pie de la Cuesto
Phone: (744) 4 60 08 29
Acapulco PhotosCheck out some writer-taken Acapulco photo galleries: