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... been dubbed the most violent city in the world. That title has been shrugged off recently, and the tourist rush is back on.
There are really 2 sides to Acapulco - Antiguo and Nuevo. Antiguo is the old city, where it used to be the hot international destination. But as it started to get overcrowded with the riff-raff (backpackers and tourists like me), the elites moved elsewhere. They moved down the bay and built it up to a degree that you ...
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 ...
... since we were familiar with the group of resorts we were staying at. After going on a city tour of Acapulco today it was apparent that it was excellent at a few things:
1. Not too many Westerners
2. Not too much hassle by peddlers
3. Amazing coastal scenery
4. Great, fresh seafood
5. No reason to leave the beach on expensive tours, ...