View of Acapulco Bay from Las Brisas
View of Acapulco Bay from Las Brisas
On an Acapulco vacation visit the museums and art galleries and take a history tour of Fort San Diego.
In a museum setting, Fort San Diego offers lofty views from high above Acapulco Bay with a glimpse into New Spain's Colonial past.
See a list of Museums and Galleries below

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Acapulco Los Flamingos Hotel, home to Hollywood stars in the fifties and still welcoming guests with a spectacular view

Acapulco Museums and Galleries to Visit During an Acapulco Vacation

The Dolores Olmedo Gallery

The Dolores Olmedo Gallery displays a Diego Rivera mosaics. Phone 484-7046, Tues-Sun.

Museum of Archaeology

Pre-Hispanic artifacts are displayed at the Museum of Archaeology, Avenida Costera. 484-3414 Tues-Sun 9-6

Acapulco History Museum

Fuerte San Diego, Acapulco Maritime History, Colonial Asian trade Fort San Diego. Tues -Sun  9:30- 6:30

Acapulco Cultural Center

Art, literature, archaeology

House of the Masks

Five hundred traditional and ritual masks

Edith Matison Art Gallery

Art and handcraft for sale

Galería Rudic

Contemporary painting

Los Flamingos Hotel

Not a museum but a must see for lovers of Hollywood nostalgia. Hollywood stars of the fifties lodged here and left many mementos in photos.

Acapulco History Tour, Museum of Fort San Diego

Acapulco History Tour, Museum of Fort San Diego

Acapulco History Tour, Museum of Fort San Diego

Acapulco History Museum, Fort San Diego: Colonial New Spain, Great Views of Acapulco Bay

Acapulco is a great beach town for a vacation holiday, or an Acapulco Honeymoon.

While in Acapulco don't miss a history Tour of Fort San Diego: Great views of Acapulco Bay.

Acapulco has many historic places to visit while on vacation. Foremost would be Fort San Diego, a 1615 era fort built on the hill in the center of Acapulco overlooking the harbor.

Fuerte de San Diego is open every day but Monday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

The acapulco History Museum at Fort San Diego displays the came back from Asia and the silver that left New Spain, as Mexico was then called.

The kitchen of Fort San Diego has been restored and the chapel refurbished to give a sense of the life for the inhabitants of the fort during the 16th and 17th century.

On an Acapulco Vacation check with this reliable and friendly, English and Spanish speaking cab driver: Fernando Perez, Tel. 744-115-9345 ; 200 pesos per hour

history Tour of Fort San Diego will deliver great views of the bay

history Tour of Fort San Diego will deliver great views of the bay

Acapulco's sheltered harbor was once the center of New Spain's trade with the Philippines and in turn much of Asia. Rich cargoes went both ways for two hundred years while Spanish galleons sailed from Acapulco to the Philippines and back.

Fort San Diego was built to counter the several types of pirates that preyed on Spanish shipping near Acapulco.
This was a time when England and Spain were at war. At times pirates were commissioned by the warring parties to attack shipping and confiscate vessels and armaments.
Sir Francis Drake and William Cavendish were the most notable of the Pacific Coast pirates who sailed the waters of Acapulco.

Tours of Fort San Diego offers great views overlooking the harbor of Acapulco.

Acapulco Historic Tours, Fort San Diego includes a museum and chapel

Acapulco Historic Tours, Fort San Diego includes a museum and chapel

Acapulco Historic Tours, Fort San Diego includes a museum and chapel preserved and rebuilt as it was in the 1600s when Fort San Diego protected the harbor from pirates.

Acapulco's Fort San Diego has been rebuilt to demonstrate the life in Colonial New Spain

Acapulco's Fort San Diego has been rebuilt to demonstrate the life in Colonial New Spain

Acapulco's Fort San Diego has been rebuilt to demonstrate the life in Colonial New Spain. Find Fort San Diego just across from the ship terminal

Fort San Diego, Museum of history and great views of the harbor.

The Acapulco History Museum at Fort San Diego overlooking Acapulco Bay. At the ship terminal find the fort and museum in the Center of Acapulco.

The Acapulco History Museum is located in Fort San Diego overlooking Acapulco Bay.

Fort and museum in the Center of Acapulco.

On the north end of the arcing beach and bay of Acapulco, you find the cruise terminal, the fishing, tour and SCUBA dive boats, and the On the south end of Acapulco Bay, you find the high rise hotels restaurants and beach-side clubs.

When To Go To Acapulco

Best Time to Go, November through May

Acapulco and Zipolite make ideal beach vacation places year round. There may be two seasons when the Beach resorts are most crowded, Christmas and Easter, the traditional travel holidays for Mexican families

High Seasons, Christmas Week, Easter Week, end of August

The proximity of Mexico City to Acapulco (240 miles) means that the Acapulco resorts could be crowded on these two holiday weeks. Mid July into the end of August can also be times of travel for Mexico City vacationers. December 15 through April (Easter) is high season in Acapulco. Christmas week and Easter week for Zipolite

Weather

The weather in Acapulco and Zipolite is humid and warmest June through September. July and August brings rain showers, high humidity, and 90 degree days. Showers could come in any month but will be of short duration. Year round temperatures average 85f days, 75f nights. Hurricane season runs August to December.

Acapulco Spring Break

If you are going to Acapulco, Spring Break might be in your planning.  Acapulco allows 18 year olds to drink alcohol and the resorts have offered all inclusive packages including performance groups that attract US Spring breakers, usually in late February and all of March.

Reach Acapulco from USA, Mexico City, Europe, and Canada

International flights serve General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport (IATA: ACA, ICAO: MMAA)
Through Mexico City. From the USA, Atlanta Hartsfield (ATL) offers direct flights.  Many other cities offer indirect flights. From Canada direct flight are offered from Toronto and Montreal. National direct flights serve from Mexico City, Monterrey, Toluca, and Tijuana, Mexico.

Buses

Long distance first class buses serve Acapulco on coast road Route 200 and from major cities on the new toll roads that connect all the coastal resorts. From Mazatlan, buses run south to Manzanillo, Puerto Valarta, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Lazaro Cardenas,and then to Acapulco and Puerto Escondido,
First Class buses Estrella Blanca connect to Acapulco from Mexico City.
Estrella Blanca serves first class Futura Buses from Puerto Escondido in 8 hours.
Estrella de Oro first class Buses serve Acapulco from Mexico City Central Sur and Tapo Terminals. Estrella de Oro (The bus company websites don't function well enough to book tickets online. The buses rarely fill except at Christmas and Easter)
Service to Acapulco on Estrella Blanca Futura Bus daily out of Guadalajara and Morelia. Futura Bus

Auto

Route 200, the coast road runs through Acapulco. High speed roads connect from Mexico City

RV and Tent Camping

For RVers and Long Distance Bike Travelers Pie de la Cuesta, just north of the city on Route 200 offers camping on a five mile barrier beach area where you find beach resort campgrounds for tents and RVs. Local buses run every 10-20 minutes from the one main street to the city of Acapulco.

 

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