Things you should know before going to Acapulco

The city of Acapulco

The city of Acapulco ©Prayitno/Flick

There are some different seasons in Acapulco as well, but there are some things you need to pack no matter the season. When you make your luggage for a holiday in Acapulco, pack a few swimsuits, cotton clothes and sunscreen lotions. Do not forget you prescripted drugs and certain required medications for some unforeseen conditions. Obviously, the camera is a must for your holiday in Acapulco.

There are some things you should know before going to Acapulco regarding the main seasons, the variation of the prices and the shopping opportunities.

 

The weather in Acapulco

The temperatures in Acapulco are varying around 27 °C throughout the year. The number of tourists is not constant all year. To avoid the rainy season tourists come to this place of paradise from December to April.

Hotel in Acapulco

Hotel in Acapulco ©Prayitno/Flick

Although the number of tourists is high from December to April, it is one of the best times to get here. From late February to early March is considered the peak period, one reason being that the students have the spring break and flock to the city known for its famous nightlife.

Although the city of Acapulco has almost constant sunshine during the rainy season (June-October), the afternoons and the evenings are marked by frequent showers. If you do not mind the wet season, there are plenty of good deals for this period. For budget travelers, this is the best season to visit, except for late July and early August when the locals are going on vacation.

The best deals in terms of prices are the months of the rainy season – May and November. There is only a small number of tourists during these months, fewer storms  are also great opportunities for savings.

Hotel in Acapulco

Hotel in Acapulco ©Prayitno/Flick

If you want to go to Acapulco during the peak season, make hotel reservations in advance. During this period, you can expect to pay significantly more (20% – 50%) for accommodation, entertainment, food and transportation by taxi. Prices will be even higher during July and August. Around the holidays of Easter, Christmas and New Year prices will rise again.

Shopping in Acapulco

Acapulco is a shopping paradise, a city renowned for the stylish labels and the silver jewelery, accessories, leather art and crafts designer. The city has many shopping malls.

You can go to buy souvenirs from the Municipal Market. Fortunately, the beaches are not affected by ambulance vendors.

Prices are not fixed, therefor it is better to negotiate fiercely the prices for jewelry and handicrafts, in this way you will be able to reach a much lower price.

The city of Acapulco

The city of Acapulco ©Prayitno/Flick

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