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   Wednesday, January 20, 2021 

United Mexican StatesAcapulco, Mexico: Information


Population: 721,100

Time Zone: US Central Standard Time. Daylight saving time is observed from April-October.

Climate: Acapulco enjoys sunshine 360 days a year, with average daytime temperatures of 80°F. Humidity varies, with approximately 59 inches of rain per year. June through October is the rainy season, but July and August are quite dry. Tropical showers are brief and usually occur at night.

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance: Red Cross: 85.4122
Police: 85.0650
Fire: 060

Area Code: The telephone area code in Acapulco is 744.

Currency Exchange: Numerous banks along the Costera are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 1:30pm. Banks and their ATMs generally have the best rates. Casas de cambio (currency-exchange booths) along the street may have better rates than hotels.


Hospital Magallanes, Avenida Wilfrido Massieu 2 Fracc. Magallanes ( 744/485-6194 or 744/485-6096), which has an English-speaking staff and doctors,
Hospital Pacífico, Calle Fraile y Nao 4, Fracc. La Bocana ( 744/487-7180 or 744/487-7161).

Internet Access: Acanet, Costera Alemán 1632 Int., La Gran Plaza, Local D-1, lower floor ( 744/486-8182 and 744/486-8184; fax 744/486-9186;, is open daily from 10am to 9pm.

Parking: It is illegal to park on the Costera at any time. Some parking is available along side streets, or in one of the few covered parking lots.

Pharmacy: Farmacia Daisy, Francia 49, across the traffic circle from the convention center 744/484-7664 or 744/484-5950). Sam's Club and WalMart, also have pharmacy services.

Post Office: The correo is next door to Sears, close to the Fideicomiso office. It is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

Tourist Police: Policemen in white and light blue uniforms belong to a special corps of English-speaking police established to assist tourists

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