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Acapulco, Mexico

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Overview

Acapulco is a major cruise port and resort city located on the Pacific coast of Mexico. From beautiful beaches and cliff diving shows to exciting 24-7 nightlife, you're sure to find something that fits your vacation needs!

Years ago Acapulco was a premier vacation destination. After a while it become quite polluted and declined in popularity. However, after great efforts over the past years they have cleaned the city up and it is again becoming quite a popular vacation choice among tourists. In fact, Acapulco is one of the most popular ports of call on many Mexican Riviera cruises and has become very popular among spring breakers.

The climate in Acapulco is tropical, as the temperature is pretty hot all year round.


Destinations
The following destinations can be visited on a cruise leaving from Acapulco, Mexico:
Panama Canal



Cruise Lines Departing Here

P&O Cruises
Princess Cruises


Currency
The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican peso (MXN). US Dollars are accepted at many places as well. Using a credit card whenever possible is a great way to avoid having to exchange currency.


Language
The official language of Mexico is Spanish. However, a few locals will speak English in the main tourist areas.


Tourist Attractions
Like most tourist cities in this area Acapulco offers a wide range of water sports, such as water skiing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, parasailing, scuba diving and sailing.

Playa Condesa is one of the most popular beaches in Acapulco. Aside from the beautiful beach, there are a few restaurants, bars and clubs nearby.

The nightlife in Acapulco is quite good. There are many popular clubs in this city, including Palladium, Alebrije and Baby 'O.


Le Quebrada is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Acapulco. It's a place where cliff divers entertain tourists and locals by diving off of very high cliffs into the ocean. It's a very exciting thing to watch! There is a restaurant nearby.

El Zócalo is the main plaza in Acapulco, located right in the heart of the city. There is a bandstand there and on Sundays there is usually music and dance shows going on in this beautiful area. There is a cathedral and many restaurants in this area as well.

Delfines Paradise is a place where you can "swim with the dolphins," which is very popular among tourists. It's a great place to spend a few hours, especially with your kids.


Port Location
The cruise port is located right across from the Town Square. Taxis are readily available to take you downtown. Taxi fares aren't pre-set so be sure to agree on a price prior to departing, to ensure you aren't taken advantage of. There are actually a few beaches within walking distance of the port.
 
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