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Acapulco Travel Information

When to Go

The tropical climate of Acapulco means the weather is close to perfect all year round. Tourism is seasonal, however, with high season from the middle of December until the end of Easter, and another flurry of activity during the July and August school holidays. Probably the busiest time of the year in Acapulco is Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter, when the city fills with visitors and there's lots of action in the discos, on the beaches and all over town. If you're traveling at this time or Christmas-New Year, you'd be wise to book transport and accommodations in advance.

Region: Mexico

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Las Brisas Acapulco

Las Brisas Acapulco

Our 3.5-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
Acapulco Bay

Includes 251 spacious casitas with stunning views on 40 acres of lush hibiscus gardens on a hillside high above famous Acapulco Bay. Each casita has its own private or semi-private pool, terrace and fully-stocked mini-bar. Brisas Beach Club: Complimen...

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Getting Around

Acapulco's Alvarez International Airport is a small but busy hub, particularly for flights to and from the United States but also from Europe and Canada. Many flights connect through Mexico City or Guadalajara, both short hops from Acapulco. The airport is 23km (14mi) southeast of the city center and there are shuttles that will take you into town. Acapulco has two major, 1st-class long-distance bus companies: Estrella de Oro and Estrella Blanca.  Both offer frequent services, with various levels of luxury, to Mexico City and other major cities in the country, from where you can catch cross-border buses.

Acapulco has a good city bus system (especially good when you get a neon-lit beauty with a bumping sound system). Buses operate all day until around midnight; fares for airconditioning are slightly higher. Numerous stops are located along La Costera, including one directly opposite the zócalo. The bus stop opposite the post office, three blocks east of the zócalo, is the beginning of several bus routes (including to Pie De La Cuesta), so you can usually get a seat.

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