Acapulco is an easy city to drive around:
most hotels and attractions are on the main avenue, or “Costera”,
which follows the shore of the bay from one end to the other.
Through air, sea or road, there are many
options to get to Acapulco. Acapulco is connected with Mexico
City via 2 different highways. Most major airlines have either
direct or connecting flights to Acapulco and all world-class
cruise companies include the unique Acapulco experience among
their ports of call.
Driving time from Mexico City on the new toll road takes
approximately 3½ hours on the new scenic superhighway, the “Highway
of the Sun”. The “old”, scenic route takes about five hours,
but you can make pit stops at the lovely colonial cities of
Taxco and Cuernavaca. Very comfortable, modern air conditioned
buses with accessible prices are available. Built with the most
modern technology, Acapulco’s“Maxitunel” was inaugurated in
1996. This is the largest tunnel (2,950 meters long) in Latin
America, in itself reducing driving time by 25 minutes;
offering the most sophisticated and up-to-date equipment, telephones,
fire extinguishers, a rescue team and a closed TV circuit that
monitors all the cars from its entrance to the exit.
You can certainly get here from wherever you are. Some 700
weekly flights connect Acapulco to principal world cities during
the summer season; the number increases sharply during the winter
The newly renovated Juan N. Alvarez International
Airport (ACA) is located about 20 minutes east of the city.
From New York via Dallas, the flying time is 4½ hours; from
Chicago, 4¼ hours; from Los Angeles, 3½ hours.
Direct and non-stop flights are available
from Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Newark.
Connecting flights can be made through Mexico City from New
York, Miami, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and every major
American city. Flights from Europe (Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt,
London, and Berlin) also make connections through Mexico City.
Canada offers mainly winter charters with Air Transat and other airlines.
From South America you can catch
seasonal direct flights from Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires.
Many major international travel wholesalers
make available complete travel packages to travelers around
the world, through commercial or charter flights. Please consult
your local travel agent.
is the second largest, port in Mexico after Cozumel, receiving
an approximate average of 140 calls a year. The Maritime Terminal
is undergoing a millionaire renovation. Several magnificent
international liners pull into port yearly.