Acapulco Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Water Dangers

    * *It gets hot and is muggy in Acapulco so drinking fluids before you go out and throughout the day is a must *Once you get dehydrated, it's too late for you! You'll take days to recover which could...

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  • 2. hospital stay in Mexico

    I had an accident at a resort in Acapulco a chair collapsed under me, before the ambulance would take me to a hospital they wanted $500 american up front. The...

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  • 3. Life Jackets?

    *If you plan on taking a boat further out in the bay or*Go Fishing in deep waters or *Larger Boat ie Booze cruise*It is always a good idea to ask if there are...

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  • 4. Bathrooms, Restrooms, Watercloset, Waterloo

    *Some of the beaches you can go hang-out don't have restrooms available, so consider using one before you head-out*Also, a lot of places in town charge under $1...

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  • 5. Use SUNSCREEN

    *Amazing sunny days in Acapulco are gggreat! But make sure to lather up with Sunscreen before heading-out for the day.*Even overcast days can cause sunburns in...

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  • 6. Beggars starting at an early age

    *You come across many children asking for money or trying to sell you trinkets.*Although they seem cute and needy, you're better off not looking them in the eye...

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  • 7. CAR SEARCH! outside of city limits

    *Traveling by taxi, leaving the City of Acapulco we were stopped by the Federales.*Make sure you don't have anything you shouldn't have on you*The Federales...

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  • 8. Waves

    It may sound silly, but be careful when you enter the sea. There's a special feature of Acapulco beaches: the waves are very strong and it gets very deep as...

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  • 9. Food!

    Not a real danger, but something you could avoid: hot salsa. I had a terrible experience with this. I bought a dish and filled it with salsa (you know, I come...

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  • 10. Parasailing- BEWARE OF DOG!!!!

    My sister and I went parasailing for the first time at a place near Disco Beach. The parasailing company had dogs that would run along the beach all day- likely...

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  • 11. Careful when swimming in open sea...

    As you drive away from Acapulco towards the airport, you will pass by the Revolcadero beach area, the Playa Diamante zone, then Barra Vieja and so forth... all...

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  • 12. Slimeballs on the beach and hassling you

    We were at the Fairmount Princess, major bucks, and were never told the rules of the road on all of Mexico's beaches. get this, about 100 yards from the hotel,...

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  • 13. Pickpockets

    Be careful of the little kids begging for money. Yes, you feel sorry for them, but trust me, they'll think nothing of stealing from you.Watch your purse/wallet...

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  • 14. street traffic dangerous

    Be careful crossing the street, especially the Costera, and do NOT attempt to DRIVE in this city. (I have had a house here since 1992) and try to use taxis and...

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  • 15. Be careful when locals...

    Be careful when locals approach you for Drugs, they set up sting operations where the locals make deals with the police to catch tourists...Mexico is not a...

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  • 16. Do not wear expensive jewelry...

    Do not wear expensive jewelry while touring. Showing off your riches is a sure invitation to get mugged. There are lots of places to buy jewelry here and the...

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  • 17. If you're not from an area,...

    If you're not from an area, don't drink the water! Every time I've been to Mexico, (four, now) I've gotten 'Traveler's Diarhhea' except for this last time. I...

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  • 18. We also saw an American Woman...

    We also saw an American Woman fall and injure herself severely, within the hotel where we were staying. The Paramedics were called, but would not treat her...

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  • 19. Unless you're with friends,...

    Unless you're with friends, stay on the Beaten Path.Rich-Looking tourists are prime targets for robbery, as is true almost anywhere. If you speak Spanish, you...

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  • 20. Ferry-boat tickets back to the...

    Ferry-boat tickets back to the main island are color coded and purchased as round trip. The ferry-boat that sailed you to Isla Roqueta may not be the same...

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  • 21. Although the people as a whole...

    Although the people as a whole are friendly and helpful there are a few who have different plans. For the most part you will never experience problems if you...

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  • 22. Construction! Construction! Construction!

    *It seems that every Mexican Town has ongoing half finished constructions of building/sites*While wonder around town and looking area, you watch where you step...

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  • 23. SUN BURN + TOO Much DRINKING = rough next day

    *Yes, you're on vacation, but remember to:*Use sunscreen always*Drink, but not until you are soo tanked

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  • 24. Avoiding the Heat of the Day....Siesta!!!

    *It can get quite hot during the day in Acapulco*We took siestas after lunch to avoid the heat on the really hot days and seemed to keep us energized throughout...

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  • 25. D ont make the same mistake we...

    D ont make the same mistake we have done . at this place the jumper have serveral presentation . We have been in the sun at midday .

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