The State of Guerrero: A Touristic Highlight
Ecotourism and adventure sports are two activities that have become fashionable in the state. For all these reasons, Guerrero is one of the states with the largest number of ideal places to spend your vacations.
The State of Guerrero is recognized worldwide for its tourist attractions. And it has from beaches with all the fun, like Acapulco, to quiet beaches, splendid natural sites, and colonial cities like Taxco. Sea, caves, delicious gastronomy, and beautiful handicrafts make it an ideal place for the best vacations. Come and enjoy it!
Guerrero has beautiful handicrafts, a sample of Mexican skills; they will impress you. In Taxco, a mining city, you will find beautiful silverwork, and in Olinalá, artistic lacquered woodwork. You will also find paintings on amate paper and works with different vegetable fibers.
In Guerrero, you can enjoy delicious fish and seafood dishes such as Acapulco ceviche, or stuffed squid. Exotic dishes are also made: armadillo, jumiles and iguana. Especially recommended is the pozole, which is prepared on Thursdays, it is different from other states of the Republic and delicious.
The capital of Guerrero is a historic place, where the First Congress of Anahuac was held, the basis of the Mexican Constitution. In Chilpancingo, you can visit the Church of the Assumption, the Regional Museum, and the House of Crafts.
You'll find two wonderfully distinct vacation options. Zihuatanejo, with its fishing village hospitality, and Ixtapa, a modern resort. Zihuatanejo, with its cobblestone streets and quaint restaurants serving fresh seafood, has quiet beaches, including La Madera, La Ropa, and Las Gatas.
Ixtapa has the best hotels, international restaurants, bars, entertainment, a marina, a golf club, and beautiful beaches, all framed by lush tropical vegetation. Ixtapa Island, surrounded by the blue waters of the Pacific, will impress you.
The Port of Acapulco, known as the most famous bay in the world, not only has more than 20 beaches, including Hornos, Hornitos, Caleta, and Caletilla, but it also has entertainment day and night and for all ages. Acapulco is the ideal place to practice all kinds of sports: tennis, golf, volleyball and beach soccer, fishing, sailing, skiing, jet skiing, wave-runner, surfing, and windsurfing among others.
If you want to enjoy the best sunset, you have an appointment at Pie de la Cuesta, while at La Quebrada, intrepid divers dive from a cliff over 40 meters high challenging the sea; you will see a unique spectacle.
For children, the International Center for Children's Coexistence, the Papagayo Park, the Mundo Marino Magic Aquarium, and the Acapulco Zoo, located on Roqueta Island, are ideal. There is also all the fun of Shotover, a boat-jet that sails at impressive speed on the Papagayo River. To board it there is free transportation from the Costera Miguel Aleman. As a natural site, the Coyuca Lagoon stands out, a true sanctuary of birds and fish, which can be observed on a boat tour.
For cultural visits, there is the Fort of San Diego, built in the 17th century and currently housing the Historical Museum of Acapulco, while in the Cultural and Convention Center you will find great facilities if you are looking for a place for events or meetings, surrounded by the beauty of the Port. Its nightlife, international restaurants, bars, and nightclubs make it a unique place to visit!
In addition to silver, Taxco has all the charm of a Mexican colonial city. Heiress of a great tradition, you can walk through its winding and beautiful cobblestone streets and enjoy its bars with balconies overlooking the main square.
Visit the Santa Prisca Parish, with its pink quarry façade, the Casa Grande, the Viceroyal Art Museum, the Ex-Convent of San Bernardino, and the Spratling Museum.
Near Taxco, you can visit the Cacahuamilpa caves, which will amaze you with their stalactites and stalagmites, formed millions of years ago; and Ixcateopan, where the remains of the emperor Cuauhtémoc are located.