Fort San Diego, Acapulco Harbor

Acapulco Historic Tours, Fort San Diego
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Acapulco Historic Tours in the Pacific Coast Beach Resort Include Fort San Diego, in the Center of Acapulco.
Acapulco Historic Tours to Fort San Diego reveal the colonial history af the port of Acapulco.

Fort San Diego Acapulco

Acapulco Historic Tours include Fort San Diego overlooking the harbor in the Center of Acapulco.

Acapulco Historic Tours could be a highlight of an Acapulco Pacific Coast Resort Vacation or a cruise ship visit.
Fort San Diego is in the Center of Acapulco at the cruise ship terminal.
Acapulco has many historic places to visit while on vacation. Foremost would be Fort San Diego, a 1615 era fort built on the hill in the center of Acapulco overlooking the harbor.
Fuerte de San Diego is open every day but Monday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Acapulco's sheltered harbor was once the center of New Spain's trade with the Philippines and in turn much of Asia. Rich cargoes went both ways and were a lure to pirates. Fort San Diego is now a museum housing pre-Hispanic artifacts and relics of the two hundred years that Spanish galleons sailed from Acapulco to the Philippines and back.

Acapulco Historic Tours, Fort San Diego overlooking the harbor of Acapulco

Acapulco Historic Tours, Fort San Diego overlooking the harbor of Acapulco.

Acapulco Historic museums

Acapulco Historic museums

Acapulco Historic museums include Fort San Diego where rooms display items fused in the 1700s at the fort overlooking the harbor of Acapulco.


Several types of pirates preyed on Spanish shipping near Acapulco. This was a time when England and Spain were at war.

At times pirates were commissioned by the warring parties to attack shipping and confiscate vessels and armaments.

Sir Francis Drake and William Cavendish were the most notable of the Pacific Coast pirates who sailed the waters of Acapulco.

Acapulco Historic Tours, Fort San Diego includes a museum

Acapulco Historic Tours, Fort San Diego includes a museum

Acapulco Historic Tours, Fort San Diego includes a museum

Acapulco Fort San Diego, Displays Asian trade good items of the 1700s.

Acapulco Fort San Diego, Displays Asian trade good items of the 1700s.

Displays Asian trade good items of the 1700s.

Period Rooms

Fort San Diego displays the trade goods that came back from Asia and the silver that left New Spain, as Mexico was then called.

The kitchen of Fort San Diego has been restored and the chapel refurbished to give a sense of the life for the inhabitants of the fort during the 16th and 17th century.

History Tours, Fort San Diego, Acapulco

Tour that cover the colonial history of Acapulco as a port in the Asia trade

When To Go To Acapulco

Acapulco makes an ideal beach resort vacation year round.

High Season

There may be two seasons when the resort is most crowded. Christmas and Easter are traditional travel holidays for Mexican families and the proximity of Mexico City to Acapulco ( 240 miles ) means that the beach resorts could be crowded on these two holiday weeks. Mid July into the end of August can also be times of travel for Mexico City vacationers.
December through April is high season in Acapulco.

Weather In Acapulco

The weather in Acapulco is humid and warmest June through September. July and August bring rain showers, high humidity, and 90 degree days.
Year round temperatures average 85f days, 75f nights. Showers could come in any month but will be of short duration.
Hurricane season runs August to December.

Spring Break

Spring break might be in your planning. Acapulco allows 18 year olds to drink alcohol and the resorts have offered all inclusive packages including performance groups that attract US Spring breakers, usually in late February and all of March.

Ideal Time to Visit

November through May are ideal months for a beach vacation

How To Reach Aacapulco

International flights serve General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport (IATA: ACA, ICAO: MMAA)
Through Mexico City. From the USA, Atlanta Hartsfield (ATL) offers direct flights.  Many other cities offer indirect flights.
From Canada direct flight are offered from Toronto and Montreal. National direct flights serve from Mexico City, Monterrey, Toluca, and Tijuana, Mexico.


Long distance first class buses serve Acapulco on coast road Route 200 and from major cities on the new toll roads that connect all the coastal resorts. From Mazatlan, buses run south to Manzanillo, Puerto Valarta, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Lazaro Cardenas,and then to Acapulco and Puerto Escondido,
First Class buses Estrella Blanca connect to Acapulco from Mexico City.
Estrella Blanca serves first class Futura Buses from Puerto Escondido in 8 hours.
Estrella de Oro first class Buses serve Acapulco from Mexico City Central Sur and Tapo Terminals. Estrella de Oro (The bus company websites don't function well enough to book tickets online. The buses rarely fill except at Christmas and Easter)
Service to Acapulco on Estrella Blanca Futura Bus daily out of Guadalajara and Morelia. Futura Bus


Route 200, the coast road runs through Acapulco. High speed roads connect from Mexico City

RV and Tent Camping

For RVers and Long Distance Bike Travelers Pie de la Cuesta, just north of the city on Route 200 offers camping on a five mile barrier beach area where you find beach resort campgrounds for tents and RVs. Local buses run every 10-20 minutes from the one main street to the city of Acapulco.

Tour Acapulco with Reliable, friendly, English-speaking cab driver:
Fernando Perez, Tel. 744-115-9345 ; 200 Pesos per hour
Views of the Acapulco hotels on the bay from Fort San Diego

Acapulco with VRBO, Home Away.

A large family or group of friends can save in a rental house or villa with a full kitchen, WiFi, pool, etc.

See Details Page and precautions

General Juan N. Alvarez International Airport (IATA: ACA, ICAO: MMAA)

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