Acapulco

By- Emily Wollet and Abby Walton

Geography

Acapulco is found on the Pacific coats of mexico and is one of the 7 regions in the state of Guerrero.


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Major rivers and mountains

The major river of Acapulco is the Papagayo. The river separates Acapulco in 2 potions. The northern area features Zocalo, the main plaza of mexico, and in the southern area visitors can find resorts and lodging options.

A few of the mountains are Potrero and San Nicolas. These are both in the category of the highest peaks.


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Historical Facts

  1. The first inhabitants of the area that is now Acapulco, were the Nahuas.
  2. In 1521, a Spaniard named Francisco Chico arrived in Acapulco and named it Santa Lucia.
  3. The city became and important trading port for America and Asia.

Food

Points of Interest

La Quebrada

La Quebrada is Alcapulcos iconic attraction. Everyday at 1 p.m men dive from the La Quebradas cliffs. They have to time their dives perfectly in order to protect them selves from the dangerous waters.

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Fort of San Diego

Originally built between the years of 1615-1617. Built to repel frequent attacks by pirates, corsairs and filibusters. A strong earthquake destroyed the fort but it was rebuilt between years 1778 and 1783. It was built of stone in a pentagonal shape, it is now a museum with 12 exhibits.

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The Cathedral

Its a great example of Acapulco rich history. The domes dominate the downtown plaza, there is many religious statues inside. It was built in 1930 and one of its best characteristics in the dome and it was shaped like a mosque.

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Weather

  • Winter- 79° F and is Hot and Dry
  • Spring- 80°F and is Hot and Dry
  • Summer- 83° F and is Hot and Rainy
  • Fall- 82° F and is Hot and Dry