Facts About Acapulco, Mexico

Facts About Acapulco, Mexico
As the biggest resort in Mexico, Acapulco is flanked by the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains and two large ports: Puerto Marques and the Bay of Santa Lucia. This setting makes the city amenable to a variety of activities for visitors.


Visitors to Acapulco may find a variety of discounts available. Recent drops in tourists have been countered by traveler discounts to boost the number of visitors to the area.

Fort San Diego

The most historic attraction in Acapulco is Fort San Diego which was built in 1616 to protect the town from frequent pirate attacks. Destroyed by war and earthquakes, the fort has been restored and is open to the public.

French Festival

The annual French Festival is a popular attraction that seeks to reinforce the cultural relationship between Mexico and France. The French Festival includes many events including a gourmet food festival and a fashion show.


There are many watersports to choose from in Acapulco, including deep sea fishing, scuba diving, parasailing, and surfing.

Boat Tours

Local operators offer boat tours of Acapulco's beaches and bays. The tours are typically arranged locally and range from yachts to catamarans.

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