High-Flying Excitement Returns to Acapulco with Air Show

Acapulco is all set to dazzle with the return of the Air Show 2023. The Festival del Pescado a la Talla promises a culinary spectacle, cultural showcases, and music. The city grapples with heavy rains causing cemetery chaos, a spike in disappearances, and a playful crocodile riding stormy waves.

High-Flying Excitement Returns to Acapulco with Air Show
Acapulco's Air Show, 2023 – Where the sky transforms into a theater of dreams.

The Guerrero skies are about to explode in a dazzling display of aeronautical prowess. It's that time of the year again when we crank our necks upwards, hold our breaths, and cheer as aircraft defy gravity. That's right, Governor Evelyn Salgado Pineda is revving up the engines to bring back the Air Show 2023, a spectacle so riveting that even the seagulls will be scrambling to get the best seats in the house!

This isn't your regular air show. This is the air show that legends are made of, and it's coming to the Bay of Acapulco this November, like an early Christmas present from the heavens. The sky over Guerrero is about to turn into a theater of dreams, and we're all invited.

With more than 18 planes from all corners of the world, the Bay of Santa Lucia will be the place to be from November 11th to the 13th. Prepare for loops, twists, and gravity-defying stunts that will make your heart do somersaults. On November 10th to 12th, there will be a static display of these magnificent flying machines, so you can get up close and personal with your favorite flying birds.

Acapulco Air Show 2023 is not just a spectacle; it's an opportunity to bask in the splendor of the Guerrero skies and witness some of the most jaw-dropping aerobatics known to humankind. Guerrero is sparkling with pride, and it wants to share this awe-inspiring experience with you. Don't miss the chance to see the magic unfold in the skies at the Acapulco Air Show 2023. Your eyes will thank you!

Festival Del Pescado a la Talla

If you thought the skies were the only thing lighting up Acapulco, think again! We've got a feast for your senses, and we're not talking about the air show. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure at the 10th edition of the Festival del Pescado a la Talla.

From October 19th to the 21st, Playa Bonfil will be transformed into a paradise for gastronomes. Top chefs and cooks will be flaunting their culinary prowess, creating innovative twists on the iconic dish, “Pescado a la Talla.” We're talking about a culinary experience that'll have your taste buds dancing in delight. This festival is a glimpse into the rich culture of Guerrero, with traditional folkloric dances like the diablos, tlacoleros, and the famous dance of the iguana.

Expect performances by the Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra and other local musical talents, followed by a DJ set to celebrate into the night. You'll also get to catch some culinary knowledge bombs dropped by renowned chefs, including the acclaimed Susana Palazuelos. Hidalgo, Puebla, and Tlaxcala will also be sharing their culinary delights, making this event a cultural crossroads of epic proportions.

“Pescado a la Talla” is more than just food; it's a legend in itself. So, don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the flavors and traditions of Guerrero. Last year, they devoured 700 kilos of fish and showcased 80 representative dishes from different municipalities. Can they top that this time? Let's find out!

A Grave Situation in Acapulco

Now, not everything in paradise is all sunshine and rainbows. The recent downpour, courtesy of tropical storm Max, turned the Ampliación San Isidro cemetery into a scene straight out of a horror flick. A wall came crashing down, graves popped open, and human remains decided to take a little walk.

To add a dash of irony, these wandering souls made their way to the court of the technical high school 67. It's like a macabre graduation ceremony that no one signed up for! So, if you've got loved ones resting in peace at that cemetery, it's time for a not-so-peaceful rescue mission. Better hurry before the students start complaining about unusual guests!

Disappearances Spike

Acapulco seems to be a hotspot for vanishing acts this month. According to the sources from the Acapulco Regional Prosecutor's Office, three to five people are disappearing daily. The age range? Well, it's as if the Bermuda Triangle decided to set up shop in the city, with women vanishing between 15 and 35 and men disappearing between 20 and 40. Most of them have jobs, so it's not your regular “I want a vacation” scenario.

The disappearances are scattered across the city's neighborhoods, from Progreso to Las Playas. But it's not all doom and gloom. Official data shows that the majority of these folks are found alive, with only a small percentage ending up as unfortunate statistics. A whopping 30 percent of families don't even report the disappearances to the authorities, probably because they've watched one too many crime dramas and fear reprisals. So, while the kidnappers may have a well-practiced routine of threatening their victims with firearms and then vanishing them into cars, the good news is, many are returning home.

A sinkhole opened up with the rains and sank a cargo truck.
A sinkhole opened up with the rains and sank a cargo truck. Credit: ChilpoImpacto

Stormy Waters and Sinkholes

As if the cemetery chaos weren't enough, Mother Nature decided to make another throw at Acapulco. Tropical storm Max's visit left around 30 merchants on Diego Hurtado de Mendoza Avenue counting their losses. Clothing, shoes, and handicrafts took a hit as the weekend rains transformed their stores into swimming pools. But these resilient folks are rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up the mess. Sandals and huaraches, here we come!

And if you thought sinkholes only belonged in sci-fi movies, think again. One opened up right next to the canal del Perro, and it was so massive that a cargo truck parked on the road decided to take a spontaneous plunge. Oops! It's like the road was playing a sneaky game of hide-and-seek.

Crocodile's Day at the Beach

Now, if you thought humans were the only ones having fun during the storm, think again. A daring crocodile decided to ride the high waves at Revolcadero beach, right in front of the Playa Mar and Marena condominiums. This reptile didn't let a mere two to four-meter swell deter its fun.

The brave crocodile had the whole beach to itself, while tourists watched in awe from the sidelines. It's like the ultimate beach party, minus the sunbathing. But be advised, this crocodile has been on the local authorities' radar for about a week, so it's clearly living its best life. Maybe it's time to update our beach safety pamphlets – crocs enjoy a day at the beach too.

So there you have it. Acapulco is full of surprises, from jaw-dropping airshows and culinary extravaganzas to cemetery mysteries, sinkholes, and beach-loving crocs. Come for the fun, stay for the thrill.

Crocodile catches a wave in Acapulco, riding out tropical storm Max's high surf.