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Acapulco, Mexico

The port of Acapulco is one of the most emblematic destinations of Mexico, in the state of Guerrero, synonymous of celebration, golden sand beaches, and a rich gastronomy

 

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Weather Prediction : World Weather Online

Typical food

Dishes you can't miss

Pescado a la talla
,Acapulco, Mexico

Pescado a la talla

Grilled fish with sauces and spices.

Ceviche,Acapulco, Mexico

Ceviche

Pieces of fish or seafood marinated in lime juice. It is usually eaten with tortilla chips.

Pozole guerrerense
,Acapulco, Mexico

Pozole guerrerense

Soup with hominy and pork or chicken, topped with lettuce, chilli, onions, lemon, and oregano.

Tuba,Acapulco, Mexico

Tuba

Typical drink based on fermented coconut.

Typical food of Acapulco, Mexico

The beautiful bay surrounded by mountains, provides Acapulco access to a wide variety of sea products, which together with the blend of indigenous and Spanish dishes have originated a unique cuisine

Acapulco's specialty is pescado a la talla. In this dish, you can select the fish you prefer so it is cut and grilled with salt, spices, and chili. Ceviche, is the second most famous dish in Acapulco, and it consists of cubes of raw fish marinated with lemon juice and flavored with onion, tomatoes, oregano, salt, coriander, avocado, and a spicy sauce.

Beside seafood, another traditional dish in Acapulco is pozole guerrerense, which can be white or green. The green pozole is traditionally served on Thursday, and the white pozole on Wednesday and Sunday. It is a special event that brings friends and family together, and is prepared with a delicious recipe in all the regional markets. Pozole is a kind of soup made with kernels of a special corn known as cacahuazintle, to which chicken or pork meat is added, it can even contain sardines, and its color depends on the condiment.

For dessert, Acapulco offers a wide variety of sweets such as cocada, a shredded coconut candy; sweet, salty or chili tamarindos; alfajor de coco acapulqueño, similar to cocada but in this case the coconut is finely shredded and has one side dyed pink.

To cool off, two of the typical beverages of the area are the tuba made of fermented coconut, and the petaquilla, based on mezcal. You cannot miss the famous lemon soda called Yoli, because as the saying goes in Acapulco "if you went to Acapulco and didn't try Yoli, you were not there".

The best place to taste pescado a la talla at the best price, is the Barra de Coyuca area, and Barra Vieja, where there are a lot of beachside restaurants. There are also plenty of options in Acapulco Golden Zone on Costera Miguel Aleman, near the maritime terminal.

Weather

Useful Tips

  • - We recommend packing clothing of natural fabrics such as cotton or linen.

    - Some restaurants have a dress code. We suggest bringing formal shoes, pants, and dresses or skirts.

    - Remember to protect yourself with sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

The weather in Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco has warm tropical climate all year round, with rains in summer, and an average annual temperature of 27 °C (81 °F).

What to bring by season

June to October is the official rainy season in Acapulco. At this time, temperatures and humidity rise, and you can feel more heat than the actual temperature. You should bring a swimsuit, insect repellent, biodegradable sunscreen, a hat or cap, sunglasses, flip-flops, and fresh clothing made of natural fibers. Remember to pack a folding umbrella or a rain jacket.

From November to May, you can enjoy the warm sunny days of Acapulco and its pleasant nights. There is almost no rainfall and average temperature is around 27 °C (80 °F). We suggest bringing pants, long-sleeve shirts, and a light sweater or wind jacket, during the night wind-chill can drop due to the breeze and proximity to the sea.

What to expect from the weather at Acapulco

Month Min. Max. Days with rain Rainfall Recommendations
January 73°F 86°F   1 5 in Dry season. Days are sunny and sometimes windy. Nights can be cool. Pack light clothes, sunblock, long-sleeved shirts, pants, light sweater or jacket.
February 75°F 86°F  1 1.1 in
March 75°F 86°F 0 0.4 in
April 75°F 86°F 0 1.5 in
May 77°F 90°F  3 9 in
June 77°F 90°F  13 101 in
July 77°F 90°F  12 94 in Rainy season. Days are mostly sunny and very hot and humid. Pack light, natural fiber clothes, pocket umbrella and sunblock.
August 77°F 90°F  13 109 in
September 77°F 90°F  14 116 in
October 77°F 90°F  8 49 in
November 77°F 90°F  2 6 in Dry season. Days are sunny and sometimes windy. Nights can be cool. Pack light clothes, sunblock, long-sleeved shirts, pants, light sweater or jacket.
December 75°F 88°F  1 4.6 in
Source: Mexico National Meteorological Service. Data registered between the years 1971–2000.

Overview

About Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco is located in the Mexican state of Guerrero and is one the country's most important tourist destinations since the 1930s. Its boom started in the 1950s when it became synonymous of grand tourism. Rich and famous people from all around the world have walked its beaches and stayed in its hotels, including the European royalty, world cinema actors, and famous athletes.

Acapulco is a major Mexican port on the Pacific Ocean and has two bays: Santa Lucía, better known as Acapulco Bay, and Puerto Marqués. Both are famous for its impressive cliffs, golden sand beaches, and tropical vegetation. Water sports enthusiasts will find a paradise with various options that include night diving and children's diving. The social life of the city takes place in the port of Acapulco. Costera Miguel Aleman Avenue, which runs along the bay, houses the hotel zone, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. La Costera, as it is usually known, has given Acapulco its reputation as a city that never sleeps.

Revolcadero Beach, south of the city, is ideal for surfing due to its abundant waves. Punta Diamante, an ambitious tourism project comprising luxury hotels, Spas, restaurants, shopping areas, and a golf course, is located between Acapulco Bay and the airport.

La Roqueta Island is another important tourist attraction of Acapulco, reachable by boat from the beaches of Caleta and Caletilla, in the heart of Old Acapulco. On the way to the island, the glass bottom boats allow tourists to observe the submerged statue of the Virgin of the Seas, patron saint of fishermen. There is a lighthouse and a zoo on the island, where you can also practice snorkeling and diving.

The cliff known as La Quebrada has been one of the biggest attractions in Acapulco since 1934. The natives have learned to jump dive from the top in a free fall of 45 meters (148 ft) into the sea without any professional training. There is a public viewpoint from where you can watch this in exchange for a tip for the brave divers.

Acapulco is a versatile destination with places to party, intimate corners, and spaces for families, such as Papagayo Park, an ecological reserve with a skating rink, a library, and three artificial lakes.

***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).