""Sunset City"" Top 5 Page for this destination Acapulco by vilip
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Acapulco is a touristic city located in the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Guerrero. It's located about 302 km (187 miles) South of Mexico City.
I do recommend getting there by car or by bus since the roads are very organized and well-cared in Southern Mexico and you'll have the chance to see a very interesting paysage, full of cactus, deserts and mountains (quite Mexican - in my opinion) and you'll miss this if you take an airplane. By car, it may take you 3 or 4 hours in the freeway and about 5-6 hours by bus. The taxes (PEAJE or TASA) for using the road by car might be a little expensive if you are travelling on a budget, but getting there from Mexico City using another road will take you two times longer to arrive in Acapulco and you'll end up spending the same amount of money with gasoline.
By the way, Mexican buses (specially in the South) are very good and not expensive at all! It's a very good way to travel in a big country like Mexico.
Acapulco does know how to please tourists: you'll see that information in the streets and most menus in the restuarants are in both English and Spanish languages. People are ubelievably kind (which is actually a characteristic you'll find all over Mexico).
Don't make the same mistake as I did and avoid going to Mexican beaches during the American Spring Break (in March). The prices go higher (as high as during the summer).
As for the rest, Acapulco is a very lovely city, its biggest attractions are ocean-related, though. One of the things I liked the most is the fact that the sun sets in the sea! It may sound silly but I had never seen that until I went to Acapulco. My personal "must see"!
- Pros:Very good infrastructure for travellers
- Cons:Avoid going during American Spring Break
- In a nutshell:There are "must-sees" anytime of the day or the night!
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