9781566916325

Moon Handbooks Acapulco

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  • ISBN13:

    9781566916325

  • ISBN10:

    1566916321

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/3/2004
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1(38)
Four hundred years ago, the promise of treasure lured pirates to Acapulco's sun-drenched coast. Today's visitors are drawn to the region by its wealth of secluded beaches, mangrove-laden esteros, lively crafts markets, and historic highland towns.
Land and Sea
2(2)
Flora and Fauna
4(9)
History
13(17)
Economy and Government
30(4)
People
34(5)
On the Road 39(61)
What's your vision of paradise? Whether it's finding the perfect surfing spot, figuring out where to string your hammock, or dining on fresh-caught fish under a shady palapa, you'll find all the practical information you need right here.
Sports and Recreation
39(8)
Festivals and Events
47(2)
Arts and Crafts
49(6)
Accommodations
55(5)
Food and Drink
60(5)
Shopping
65(1)
Getting There
66(12)
Getting Around
78(6)
Information and Services
84(9)
Health and Safety
93(5)
What to Take
98(2)
Acapulco 100(51)
Its name long synonymous with palm shaded beaches, good food, and merrymaking, Acapulco lives up to its reputation-and also surprises with its rich history and intimate, old-world neighborhoods. Just a few miles west, you'll find tranquillity in Pie de la Cuesta, where placid Laguna Coyuca is ideal for kayaking, sailboarding, and water-skiing.
Playa Larga; Barra Vieja and Laguna Tres Palos
PIE DE LA CUESTA
146(24)
Laguna Coyuca
The Costa Grande 151(19)
Stop along Guerrero's Big Coast for country living at its most serene, with colorful market towns seaside hideaways, and breezy beaches just right for camping and surf fishing. Poke among sheltered tidepools near Piedra Tlalcoyunque, or join the fiesta in Petatlan, which comes alive in celebration of its beloved patrón, Padre Jesús.
Coyuca de Benitez and La Barra; El Carrizal; Laguna de Mitla; Camalote, Playa Paraiso, and San Jerónimo; Boca Chica and Tetitlán; Tecpán; San Luis de la Loma and Piedra Tlalcoyunque; Puerto Vicente Guerrero, Playa Escondida, and Playa Brisas del Mar; Papanoa; Playas Arroyo Seco, El Calvario, and Cayacal; Playa La Barrita and Las Salinas; Petatlán; Excursions from Petatlán: Ximalcota, Estero Valentin; Soledad de Maciel Archaeological Zone
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 170(49)
Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo offer two distinct worlds only five miles apart. Zihuatanejo still resembles the easy-going a seaside town visitors have enjoyed for years, while Ixtapa serves up luxury with high-rise hotels and stunning sunset vistas. To the north and south, idyllic fishing villages and wildlife-rich lagoons wait to be explored.
SOUTH OF IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO
208(3)
Playa Las Pozas and Playa Blanca; Barra de Potosi
NORTH OF IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO
211(11)
Troncones; Majahua; La Saladita, Atracadero, and the Rio Balsas; Lázaro Cardenas
Guerrero Upcountry 219(64)
Venture into Guerrero's cool highland valleys to "explore historic towns Chilpancingo and Iguala, shrines to Mexican independence. Nearby, you can wander through limestone caves, climb amid ancient ruins, and visit villages rich in handicrafts. All upcountry roads lead to colonial gem Taxco, with its cobbled hillside lanes and venerable silver-crafting tradition.
CHILPANCINGO
222(15)
Excursions from Chilpancingo: Tixtla de Guerrero, La Organera Xochipala Archaeological Zone
RIVER COUNTRY
237(5)
The Rio Azul; Petaquillas, Mochitlán, and Quechultenango; The Caves of Juxtlahuaca; Colotlipa; The Rio Papagayo
HANDICRAFTS COUNTRY
242(8)
Chilapa; Olinala
IGUALA
250(13)
Excursions from Iguala: Tuxpan, Cuetlajuchitlan Archaeological Site, Teopantecuantlan Archaeological Site
TAXCO
263(42)
Excursions from Taxco: Caves of Cacahuamilpa, Xochicalco Archaeological Zone, Ixcateopan
The Costa Chica 283(22)
The Little Coast is not so little, running over 100 miles southeast of Acapulco into the state of Oaxaca. This is a land of diverse heritage, with centuries-old African Mexican communities and vibrant Mixtec and Amusgo market towns, where Spanish is often a foreign language.
San Marcos; Laguna Chautengo and Playa Ventura; Marquelia, Playa Las Peñitas, and Barra de Tecoanapa; Ometepec; Xochistlahuaca; Cuajinicuilapa and Puerto Maldonado; Pinotepa Nacional; Excursions North of Pinotepa: Pinotepa Don Luis, San Juan Colorado, Cacahuatepec, San Pedro Arnusgos; Excursions East of Pinotepa: Huaxpáltepec, Huazolotitlán, Jamiltepec
Resources 305
GLOSSARY
306(3)
SPANISH PHRASEBOOK
309(7)
SUGGESTED READING
316(6)
INTERNET RESOURCES
322(3)
INDEX
325

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