Sands Acapulco Hotel & Bungalows
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Acapulco. Once one of the world's most famous and popular resort destinations, the pretty coastal city is now mainly only visited by vacationing Mexican families (and, apparently, us). Acapulco has seen its share of gruesome gang violence in recent years, and as with many other places in the country, there are regular government protests happening in the streets. It is also still picking up the pieces ...
With Semana Santa finished I figured the driving would be smooth from here on out. Funny thing...it turns out most Mexicans get the entire week off following the holy week. Great, looks like another week of crowded destinations. At least the drive to Acapulco was smooth, wide and vacant of traffic....until I was within 30 miles. Flat, wide open, mostly barren terrain with a mountainous horizon suddenly burst into a thriving city-scape, which went up ...
Today we spent the day sailing down the coast of Mexico. From our map, we are off the coast of Acapulco. No port stops today as we are heading to Guatamala, which takes two nights and two days sailing to arrive. The waters are very calm and the sailing very smooth. We are both very relaxed and Johnny is enjoying the variety of foods on board.
I was expecting Acapulco to be overrun by Americans but apparently the resort had bad press a few years ago so the Americans and Canadians now head to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. It seemed quite a safe place to me. This is probably helped by the fact that the Mexican Presidents two daughters are currently in the town. Armed police are very ...
... and sitting out in the sun in a hammock, I could not think of any other place I would rather be. Alex was thinking exactly the same as me at that moment, and helped to serve a reminder of why I’m still galavanting around the world, rather than doing any of the above!
So after that, Alex went back to Mexico City but I decided it wasn’t too much further to reach the next town, so set about making my way to Taxco, via a rather long combination of collectivos, taxis ...