Acapulco, a tropical paradise
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A little bit of history and traditions...


Acapulco is a word of Nahuatl origin that includes the roots, acatl (giant reed), poloa (destroy or devastate) and co (place): "Place where the giant reeds were destroyed or devastated".

During the Seventh Century A.C., the Teotihuacan influence reached Acapulco through the Cuernavaca and Chilpancingo route, the Mayan influence via Tehuantepec and the Mixtecan through the Mountain and the Small Coast. In 1486 Acapulco became part of the Aztec Empire. In 1521, once the Teotihuacan Conquest had taken place, Hernán Cortés sent different expeditions to the South in order to find Gold veins. During one of those trips, a sailor discovered the Bay and named it Santa Lucia, after the saint celebrated on the day of his arrival.

During the Colonial period, the port sustained important trade activities with Asia through the Nao of China, ships that for more than two centuries kept commercial relationships between Spain and the East. The Bay was also target of English pirate attacks.

This port would later turn into a bastion during the War of Independence and the Revolution. In 1850 it was established as the Acapulco Municipality and was integrated to the State of Guerrero. It was also captured by the French in 1863. It was not until 1873 when, in honor of Benito Juarez, the port started to become known as Acapulco de Juarez.

Weather
Acapulco has a pleasant climate. It enjoys favorable weather almost 365 days a year, raining mostly during the summer. Temperature fluctuates between 24oC to 33oC.

Population
The population of Acapulco is around 800 thousand people, approximately 24% of the total population in the state of Guerrero.

Historical Landmarks
Some of the most important landmarks are the square of Diana the hunter, located in one of the main avenues; The Clavadista; the Noa of China; the Basilica of our Lady of the Solitude, and the polychromes in relief with pre-Hispanic influence by Diego Rivera.

Food
Traditional dishes in this region are piglet stuffing and goat meat roasted in an oven dug in the earth. Other traditional dishes are octopus cooked in its own ink, shrimp cooked in a garlic and oil-based sauce, “vuelve a la vida” (raw sea food marinated in lemon juice), campechana, prepared with clam and Pen Shells, shrimp, crab and octopus, and sea food and fish soup.

Beverages
Some of the typical drinks are: Tuba, Tepache, Chilate and water prepared with typical regional fruits.

Sweet candy
The favorites are made of Coconut and Tamarind Pulp.

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Acapulco, a tropical paradise


Acapulco is considered to be one of the primary tourist destinations worldwide. Located in the state of Guerrero, on the Southwestern part of the country and its coastline is the largest in the American Continent. The port has three basic tourist zones:

Acapulco Tradicional, Acapulco Dorado and Acapulco Diamante. Each one with its own style, houses, modern hotels, premium land and water sport facilities, a large array of restaurants offering, the most exotic and varied types of foods, as well as a glamorous nightlife, leading this port to acquire its renowned worldwide prestige and its cosmopolitan uniqueness.

Likewise it has natural renowned attractions and an international touristic quality infrastructure, such as the beaches of the La Roqueta Island, la Quebrada, Puerto Marques, Pie de la Cuesta and the Historic Fort of San Diego.

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Tourist Attactions

Isla de la Roqueta
The Roqueta is a small island located in the Bay of Acapulco, 30 minutes from the shore. It is a protected area with tropical wildlife. It is ideal for snorkeling or a day in contact with nature. There is also a zoo where you can see several species of animals. The island is located front beach Caletilla and Caleta, near the center of Acapulco. It can be reached only by boat.
Phone: 74 4100 4638

Sport Activities

Golf and Tennis
For those who enjoy these sports, Acapulco offers Golf Courses and Tennis through exclusive memberships clubs, also open to grand tourism.
Fairmont Acapulco Princess/Turtle Dunes Country Club
www.turtledunescc.com
Activities
Phone: 74 4469 1000 ext. 42062

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Restaurants


Acapulco has premium restaurants from traditional to innovative that turn meals into an essential part of Acapulco experience.

International Cuisine

Becco al mare
Modern, sober, elegant. The ideal place to enjoy a great selection of high cuisine Italian dishes and a varied selection of wine brands.
Opens from 18:00 to 02:00 h.
For reservations call: 74 4446 7402 to 05
Av. Escénica 14
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Baikal
The restaurant features an atmosphere between Eastern and Mediterranean with a wonderful view and an innovative architectural design.
Opens from 19:00 to 01:00 h.
For reservations call: 74 4446 6845 / 67 / 81
Av. Escénica 22
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Bella Vista
Located in the middle section of the hotel, its semi-open and half moon design allows you to enjoy the breeze coming from the Pacific Ocean, as well as enjoy a spectacular view of the Acapulco Bay.
Opens from 19:00 to 23:00 h.
For reservations call: 74 4469 6929
Carretera Escénica 5255,
Fracc. Las Brisas
T-shirts, jeans and sandals are not allowed at dinner time.
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Mexican Cuisine

El Fogón
It is a traditional Mexican restaurant in Acapulco located in the "Golden Zone" on the Coast one block west of Plaza Diana. It is decorated in a way that looks like an old mansion. The menu features a wide variety of meat dishes, chicken and pork.
Opens from 9:00 am to 01:00 am.
For reservations call: 74 4484 5079
Av. Costera Miguel Alemán, Esq. Anton de Alaminos
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Zibu
Rescues the history Acapulco had with the contribution of spices to the Mexican gastronomy and brings it one step further, making new dishes mixed with Asian ingredients specially brought to tailor the Restaurant's Menu, and to create the Mexthai food.
Opens from 16:00 to 22:00 h.
For reservations call: 74 4433 3069
Av. Escénica s/n, Fracc. Glomar
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Italian Cuisine

Forza Italia
Italian Restaurant located on the Costera Miguel Alemán in the “Zona Dorada”, considered the best restaurant offering the best pastas and Northern Italian cuisine in Acapulco.
Opens from 14:00 to 23:00 h.
For reservations call: 74 4484 8877
Costera Miguel Alemán 82
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La Casa de la Pasta
A restaurant that is both, cozy and decorated with good taste. All the pasta is made traditionally and the dishes are author recipes. They have a varied selection of wine to match your pasta.
Opens from 14:00 to 23:00 h.
For reservations call: 74 4466 2683
Blvd. de las Naciones 504, Local 7,
Col. Granjas del Marqués
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Japanese Cuisine

Suntory
Enjoy the best Japanese food, with an outstanding service and quality. Enjoy its beautiful gardens with Japanese vegetation. The specialty is the exquisite meat and sea food Teppanyaki.
Opens from 14:00 to 24:00 h.
For reservations call: 74 4484 8088 / 8303
Costera Miguel Alemán 36,
Col. Costa Azul
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Shu
It offers the unique culinary experience that Suntory restaurants feature. A modern concept in its design and architecture that is also luxurious and glamorous. The main dish is the teppanyaki but new Japanese-fusion dishes are international as exotic as the same place.
Opens from 14:00 to 23:00 h.
For reservations call: 74 4462 2001 / 2002 / 2003
Center Acapulco Island Mall,
Boulevard de las Noches 1813,
Local SA-08, Fracc. Playa Diamante.
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American Cuisine

Carlos'n Charlies
American-mexican fusión restaurant with international alternatives, everything prepared with top quality for the demanding customer.
Opens from 9:00 am to 2:00 am.
For reservations call: 74 4462 2104
Boulevard de las Naciones 1813,
Fracc. Playa Diamante.
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Texas Ribs
A traditional all-american rib restaurant, Texas Ribs offers the best selection of grilled meats (chicken, beef or pork) and the traditional BBQ ribs. In their menu you will also find lobster and shrimps selections along with salads and desserts.
Opens from 11:00 am. to 10:00 pm.
For reservations call: 74 4484 3348
Centro Comercial La Isla Shopping Village.
Blvd. De las Naciones 1812
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At night, Acapulco prepares itself for the Fiesta until sunrise. Nightlife in Acapulco has a large array of options: bars, nightclubs, discotheques, shows, cruises and much more.

Bars & night clubs

Amour Amour
Reservations: 74 4446 7158
Av. Escénica 28, Las Brisas
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Mandara
Reservations: 74 4446 5483 / 4446 5486 / 4446 5490
Av. Escénica, Brisas Guitarrón
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Nisha
Boulevard de las Naciones, Centro Comercial La Isla
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Allies

Consulates


Canada
Closed due to COVID
Center Plaza Marbella Mall, local 23 (facing the Diana square)
Telephone: 74 4484 1305 and 4481 1349

Spain
Av. Costera Miguel Alemán No. 75,
Fraccionamiento Club Deportivo.
Telephone: 74 4435 1576

France
Av. Costera Miguel Alemán No. 75,
Fraccionamiento Club Deportivo.
Telephone: 74 4435 1536

United Kingdom
Closed due to COVID
Emergency calls: 8:00 - 13:00 h.
Av. Costera Miguel Alemán 2408,
Despacho 105,
Fraccionamiento Club Deportivo.
Telephone: 74 4484 3503

United States of America
Av. Costera Miguel Alemán 121,
Hotel Emporio Acapulco, Local 14
Fraccionamiento Magallanes, C.P. 39670.
Telephone: 74 4481 0100 / 4481 1699

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Emergency and ABM Services


Information counters
Information modules for the Convention will be located in Restaurant Condesa at the Princess Mundo Imperial Hotel, opened as follows:
Wednesday 23th from 18:00 to 21:00 h.
Thursday 24th, from 09:00 to 20:00 h.
Friday 25th, from 08:00 to 16:00 h.

Lost objects
The information counters will receive any notification on lost and found objects.

Simultaneous translation
English-Spanish simultaneous translation and vs. will be available during all working sessions.

Currency
The currency is the Mexican peso.
Given market conditions, the exchange rate is variable, thus, we suggest verifying it when needed.