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Arriving in Acapulco

Acapulco is a favorite destination among many vacationers. It is one of the most affordable vacations spots. No matter what time of year, you can always find cheap flights to Acapulco. In addition to great deals on airfare to Acapulco, there are unbeatable all-inclusive deals as well. After completing your flights to Acapulco, you’ll arrive at the General Juan N. Alvarez International Airport, a.k.a., Acapulco International Airport. To get to a hotel or resort, most travelers choose to arrive at their destination via taxi or colectivos (shuttle vans).

Getting Around Acapulco

Taxis are the best mode of transportation in Acapulco. They are plentiful and one of the safest ways to travel around the city, day or night. Taxis in Acapulco do not have meters. Therefore, negotiate a fair rate to your destination before hiring the taxi. Another option is to hire a private driver or tour guide. This can be done prior to your Acapulco flights departure or after you’ve arrived. Be clear about your needs and expectations when making your arrangements. While renting a car gives visitors freedom of movement, it is not recommended unless you have been to Acapulco before or will be staying for an extended period of time.

Main Attractions in Acapulco

La Quebrada Cliff Divers is Acapulco’s most famous attraction. Since 1934 brave young men have been diving into the shallow waters below the jagged cliffs. If you’d like to explore some of Acapulco’s history, the Fort of San Diego is a must. This unique building is shaped like a 5 point star and houses Acapulco’s History Museum. Or maybe you just want to enjoy some fun in the sun on the many beaches that line Acapulco Bay.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Acapulco

From the local flea markets, where you can buy Mexican handicrafts, to shopping centers such as La Isla, where you can find all your favorite designer brand names, Acapulco has something for all shoppers. Dining in Acapulco is sure to be a memorable experience. Many popular restaurants such as Baikal, are elevated and boast some of Acapulco’s best views. Whether you want to experience fine dining or kick back and enjoy your American favorites at restaurants like the Hard Rock Café, you will be able to find something to fit your budget and satisfy your taste buds. Acapulco is renowned for its nightlife. If you want to dance the night away, check out nightclubs like The Palladium or El Alebrije. If you want a more relaxed night, you’ll find many great bars and clubs along Acapulco’s main strip, La Costera.

Flight stats for Acapulco - did you know?
  • Acapulco is 10 mi from Alvarez Intl Airport (Acapulco, Mexico).
  • Alvarez Intl Airport (Acapulco, Mexico)
    • Right now, 16 airlines operate out of Alvarez Intl Airport.
    • Alvarez Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 5 cities.
    • Every week, at least 178 domestic flights and 0 international flights depart from Alvarez Intl Airport.

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