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A note on safety in Acapulco

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A note on safety in Acapulco

Just want to say, Last Tuesday night as me and my wife were walking the Costera about 11:00pm we both said ,would it be nice if we could do this at home and feel this at ease. Trip report will follow when I get over of shock of this stinking cold weather,

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LOL. You are so right, Hank. Felt safer there than driving for coffee this morning at home. 100 car pile up between here and Toronto. Worst part about Acapulco was the line up for breakfast at the Zocalo!

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Agreed Hank but at least the snow is gone!! I touched down 30 min ago!! 351 !!

Louisiana
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LOL truck you and the truckettes got back just a few hours after I did and left 2 days later with twice as far to go. And incidentally, Hank and snork, I felt it safer to lock the car doors while driving though an iffy neighborhood to pick up one of my foster doggies from the sitter, which is a thought that never occurred to me even once in Aca.

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Many had horrible flights this year I thinks Andy's was the worst especially since it was going to Aca when you can't wait to arrive.

Saint Paul...
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Safety for us wasn't an issue either. We enjoyed ourselves every moment.

Although, several times I was warned not to leave my Hotel after 7 PM.

We did witness a scuffle between a group of teens. A teen ran after another teen a punched him in the side of the head.

What impressed me was, a older guy that noticed it, got up from his bus stop bench and ran after them, and stopped the altercation .

I was impressed, stood and watched his belongings, then thanked him for his bravery, protecting the teen and also everyone around the situation.

Acapulco is on the mend, but HONESTLY, (This post will probably be removed, because it's an honest one.) you still need to remember Acapulco has had problems and still does. It'll be a few years before things are back to, as I'd like to say, normal!

BTW, I don't feel unsafe where I live. We have a Police department that I trust calling, in any emergency!

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Saint Paul...
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Actually I'd rather not get into this, and let it be as it is.

Please don't be condescending about the subject, we all know there are issues.

The best we can do is be optimistic and get the Paradise we Love up and booming again.

Louisiana
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Not being condescending at all, Joy, just curious as to who would tell anyone to not go anywhere after 7 p.m. in Acapulco. And would also like to know what issues there have been regarding tourists, because I honestly know of none. Seriously.

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The advice not to go out of your hotels is commonplace amongst many hotels throughout Mexican resort areas (especially in the Cancun area) - if you're staying inside your hotel guess where you're going to be having dinner and drinks?? It's not rocket science........

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Well, it wasn't our Hotel Staff that gave us that information. It was a restaurant manager, and many of our friends.

We never once had dinner at our Hotel, we love to venture out.

Also, unfortunately we saw several police and two (blonde) tourists out side of a bank. Inquired about the incident that happened at 10 AM, near the bank next to the Emporio Hotel.

They had been robbed, as they exited the Bank.

It wasn't comforting, but every day after that we noticed several police guards in that area.

I'm not trying to say that Acapulco is totally unsafe. But when someone asks, we all need to be honest and let them know they should be aware of their surroundings at all times.

I would hate to see TA become liable for a law suit, while telling anyone that any resort town is totally safe, then to have something happen.

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