Acapulco- a place of big reeds. A Latin treasure….

29 07 2009

July 17th and I hear the dreaded alarm clock in the distant, but today we welcomed the abrupt awakening.  Today we leave for a 10 day trip into Mexico, to explore the state of Guerrero where one of the most exotic and tropical places exists; Acapulco.

Acapulco is officially known as Acapulco de Juárez; a major sea port on the Pacific coast of Mexico.  Located on a deep, almost perfect semi-circular bay, Acapulco has enchanted many tourists with their world famous Cliff divers.

Acapulco Bay

Acapulco Bay

Acapulco divers

Acapulco divers

Acapulco has a very special type of magic.  Locals and foreigners continue to be enchanted by its natural beauty.  Being a tropical paradise, Acapulco is full of life; literally because it never sleeps.  It has one of the most comprehensive and complex nightlife schedules, well known globally.  It resonates 24 hours a day.

There is so much to see and do around this paradise; a little bit of everything for every taste.  You can spend your days going after heart pounding adventures, or simply allowing one of the local beaches to pamper you.

Follow the link to see what the nights have to offer NightLife.

Our beach near our rental home.

Our beach near our rental home.

Zona Diamante is where we finally settled, the newest area of Acapulco offering amazing infrastructure with modern hotels, spectacular residences, condos, and private villas.  Zona Diamante is limited in one of its extremes by the scenic road and it extends towards south of the town until the area known as “Barra Vieja”.  Extremely convenient because it is located 15 minutes of Acapulco International Airport.

Acapulco Princess private beach

Acapulco Princess private beach

Princess Villas Beach

Princess Villas Beach

Acapulco Zona Diamante has about the fastest growing commercial developments in this sector. From the scenic road you can enjoy astonish views of the Pacific Ocean, and private villages.   For you golfers, spectacular golf courses await.

Natural beauty

Natural beauty

Peacock

Peacock

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

The Famous princess hotel

The Famous princess hotel

One of my favorite topics, of course, the local food.  We were fortunate enough to have arranged for two locals to cook for us during our stay.  It was one of the best investments we ever did because not only did we have the convenience of a home cooked meal, but we got the sample the typical local dishes.

Mojarra Frita (Fried Blue fin)  This is to die for..seriously.

Mojarra Frita (Fried Blue fin) This is to die for..seriously.

  • Mojarra with fresh salad- a must try in Mexico !!
  • Mojarra with fresh salad- a must try in Mexico !!
  • Ceviche

    Ceviche

    Before this thought escapes my mind, the hospitality is second to none in Mexico.  I have been and lived in other parts of Latin America and I can tell you that Mexico ranks #1.  It is not uncommon at all to find individuals working at one location for more than twenty years;  the difference lays in that they make it a life career.  My wife has ran into people that were once waiters and have been promoted to “capitan” or captain; but the point is that they have made it a life long career to give the very best of themselves.

    Until next time, this treasure remains open to anyone.

    Until next time, this treasure remains open to anyone.