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1. Posted by Beckiboo (Respected Member 134 posts) 5y

Can anyone update me on the situation out there at the moment? I hate to believe all the websites but there's a LOT of scaremongering going on.

I leave for a 12 month trip round Latin America on Jan and was contemplating heading straight to Acapulco for a few days of beach time before starting my "proper" travels.

I'm not entirely sure it's the right place for two backpackers though? And the comments about all the drug problems near there are making me even more apprehensive.

I read earlier that the town is pretty much dead at the moment, with the army everywhere - is this correct?!

Thinking I should maybe save my beach time for somewhere a bit safer...

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 5y

Honestly, if I had 12 months to spend in Latin America then Acapulco wouldn't even make my list of Top 1,000 Things To Do.


3. Posted by Beckiboo (Respected Member 134 posts) 5y

Really? I don't know much about it other than it has a big beach!

I reckon I'm gonna just head to Mexico City and then start travelling towards the East Coast from there...

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 5y

Acapulco is a tourist enclave, one of the oldest and most famous beach resort towns in Mexico. If that's your style then go for it, you won't be disappointed.


5. Posted by adwyer71 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Let me say that first you would be fine going to Acapulco but it is not a fantastic place to go anymore. I highly recommend going north of there to the Zihutanejo area it is awesome. There are several small towns around there such as Troncones that are beautiful if you want quiet. But really the Zihuatanejo bay is paratise.


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