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Acapulco Travel Guide

The City of Acapulco

Acapulco harbor arises when Cortés arranges that the ship San Miguel and San Marcos, in Diego Hurtado de Mendoza’s authority, they go to explore the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. The villa or village that arises in consequence of this exploration, Acapulco did not have a similar birth to other populations.

The municipality of Acapulco de Juárez includes 237 localities, which are distributed mainly of 1 to 99 inhabitants, (49%), secondly it was of 100 to 499 inhabitants (26,6%), and of 500 to 999 inhabitants with 13,5%. The greater concentration of population was in the segment of 500.000 to 999.999 inhabitants, whom the 0,4% of the localities and the 86,2% of the population.

The fort of San Diego is the most excellent historical monument of the Acapulco harbor and the more important fort all along the Pacific Ocean, is an essential part of the appearance of the port appearance and it is interesting by its singular geometric form of turtle. This important building lodges to the Historical Museum of Acapulco (Tues-Sun 9.30am-6.30pm; US$2.50, free on Sun), under the administration of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), that includes 13 rooms of exhibition through which the museum tries to identify to the inhabitants of the State of Guerrero with the most important moments of its history and to foment the culture.

The Centro Acapulco, along the Costera (Mon-Sat 10am-8pm) is crowded with expensive shops, costly places to eat and an ultramodern disco. Here is also the Centro Cultural which has a beautiful art gallery, a crafts store and a theatre and also hosts a regular agenda of cultural events with a regional influence. Check out you time to visit and to enjoy it.

A good place waiting for your kinds is the Parque Papagayo, placed on Costera at Playa Hornos, it has service as: boating, roller skating and fairground rides. Towards east around the bay near the Centro Acapulco, the Centro Infantil CiCi (daily 10am-6pm; US$6) has water-based rides and puts on dolphin shows.

Acapulco Travel Guide
Acapulco Travel Guide

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