Acapulco is a famous sea resort town located within the state of Guerrero on the west coast of Mexico, some 386 kilometers southwest from Mexico City. The town is located on a deep, semi circular Acapulco Bay, facing the Pacific Ocean. Over the years, Acapulco has become the number 2 Mexican spring break destination among United States college students behind Cancun.
Beaches are of course the main attractions in Acapulco. Most popular beaches are those located inside the Acapulco Bay such as Hornos, Papagayo, Tamarindos and Icacos. Another beach, given the name Playa Revolcadero, which is an open water beach, is famous for surfing. Playa Revolcadero can be reached from Acapulco Bay in about 35 minutes. Besides surfing, other forms of water sports such as water skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing and snorkeling can also be found at Acapulco. No visit to Acapulco is complete without watching the cliff divers performing at La Quebrada. These divers dive 45 meters from the top of the cliffs at La Quebrada into the shallow sea below. You can watch them in action in the following video clip.
Acapulco Bay, Mexico
Acapulco can be reached from Mexico City by bus. One can also take a 35-minute flight from Mexico City to Alvarez International Airport at Acapulco. Acapulco is suitable to visit throughout the year due to its tropical climate all year round.