Photo Acapulco Harbor
Acapulco is located in the state of Guerrero; the only state in Mexico named after a former President of the country, Vincente Guerrero. Famous Acapulco is one of the most beautiful vacation and retirement areas in the world once the stomping grounds of famous Hollywood actors and more recently, the Clintons.
Guerrero is rich in history, going back as far as the 1500’s with the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Many cultures fought to gain control of Guerrero as it was considered very important for its coast used for trade, fishing and pearls with the inland, Taxco, considered of much value for its minerals.
Over half a millennium later, all that remains of the many wars and indigenous cultures are the magnificent natural resources, the telling Spanish and Aztec architecture and the incredible handmade crafts and hand woven textiles done on backstrap looms from the people near the Oaxacan border.
The terrain of Guerrero is varied with the high range of the Sierra Madre Sur, deep canyons or the flat lands including the coast line. The higher elevations are cooler and damp; perfect for agriculture with the coastline offering a more tropical feel. The state has a wide variety of wildlife including deer. Guerrero is divided into three regions: La Montaña , Tierra Caliante of the northeast and La Costa. That is “the mountains”, “the hotlands” and “the coast”, respectively.
Acapulco, the main attraction for baby-boomers looking to retire, is Mexico’s Las Vegas by the sea. If you want to boat, fish, have fun in the sun, sand and surf, then Acapulco is definitely the best place to retire in Mexico for you.
Because Acapulco is a major destination for tourism, you will be conveniently located to an International Airport, state-of-the-art Hospitals and medical care and some of the best restaurants, shopping and nightlife available.
- Acapulco has culture too! History lovers can visit the 5 pointed San Diego Fort which also houses a fabulous museum.
- The Naval History Muesum is in the downtown Acapulco area with a museum of replicas of famous ships.
- La Quebada is the famous cliff where you can watch the amazing cliff divers who have been performing since the 1940’s.
- Acapulco has 14 beaches….some of which you can horseback ride.
- There is possibly every water sport available as well as some of the best deep sea fishing available anywhere.
- Acapulco has a Wet Season and Dry Season. Wet: June – October, with only minimal rain usually in the afternoons. Perfect for a siesta! Dry season: November –April. The Pacific is always warm! In the winter, it is lukewarm. Acapulco temperatures range from 85 – 93 degrees F daytime and a bit cooler at night.