Locals very friendly..even the kids!
*The locals were very friendly
*Sometimes all it takes is a quick smile and you can easily meet some great people.
*The locals can provide you with helpful hints, ideas, directions and their favorite places.
*I always consider part of the whole experience of travel, is learning the culture and interacting with the local people
about acapulco's beaches......
about acapulco's beaches... THIS IS JUST A NOTE... be prepared to witness some of the largest grains of sand you have ever seen...
the grains of sand are so oversized that they will stick in your memory permanently... it just adds to the spectacular beauty, and the memory...
Great Mexican food!
Great festive atmosphere, on the Costera Miguel Aleman, near bars, etc. The food is yummy and the drinks were good! Fried chicken tacos, gucamole & margaritas--my husband is Mexican and he thought it was excellent!
Parasailing and horse back riding
We have stayed in Acapulco many times at the Hotel Sands. Try the Parasailing across the street at the beach at the Intercontinental. they have parasailing and jet skis. I have been to the Mayan Palace and Hotel Princess to ride the horses on the beach. It is wonderful during the sunset.
'Acapulco Gold'-en Day
"Flea Market, Beach, & Cliff Divers"
We visited Acapulco for a day on NCL cruise in October, 2008. We came expecting very little, thinking it would not be a particularly outstanding port of call. We were very pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be one of our best port days we had ever experienced.
First off the ship we walked to the 'famous' flea market in the older downtown area. Dont bother. Everything, I mean everything, is much higher priced than anywhere else you go in the city, geared to the unsuspecting or time limited tourist. NO locals shop there. Even the tiny restaurants/taquerias are enormously overpriced. Can you say $2.50 USD for a locally bottled Mexican coke? (These are only $.80 to $1 USD on any of the many main beaches.) Absolutely absurd. Next we took a cab to the popular downtown strip area, chock full of destination hotels and resorts. Some great architecture and very clean area.
" The Beach"
Of course, the beach was the highlight of the day. Hot, hot, hot! We rented an umbrella and chairs for a couple US dollars, swam in the ocean, had great 20 minute massages right on our beach towels for $4/ea, ice cold cokes and cervesas delivered for $1 each, as needed and enjoyed bargaining/talking with the vendors who really were not very aggressive at all by Mexican standards. We paid 5 pesos/ea (about fifty cents) to use a public shower/changing room which was clean.