Time later, when Hernán Cortés arrived in this bay in 1530, after defeating the Aztecs, he fell in love with the place not only because its natural charms, but also because its strategic geographic location, which would turn it into a nexus in the maritime route between the Philippines and Spain, and at the same time into one of the targets of choice for pirates.
The prosperity of this naval and commercial centre came to an end
in 1818, when the Spaniards had to abandoned the bay pinned by the
Mexican forces; thereafter the venturous aura of Acapulco
dimmed dramatically, until its natural charms rescued it from oblivion
more than a century later.
takes pride on its beautiful
beaches; a rosary of sand, solace and almost endless amusement that
has amongst it beads beaches such as La Caleta and Caletilla, of
serene an nearly imperturbable waters, the restless Condesa of very
strong, daring waves, or the sophisticated Pichilingue, the favourite
of the star constellations still arriving.
But "The Pearl of the Pacific" is not only beaches and tanned bodies; it is also amusement to the limit, refreshing underwater adventures, aquatic sports that unleash your adrenaline, parties that seem or ought to be interminable, and glorious banquets with more than enough delicious plates. Here problems are relative, here the only problem is having to leave.