Acapulco travel can be enjoyed throughout the entire year because of the accommodating climate. Acapulco is located on the southwestern coast of Mexico and offers more consistently warm weather than many of the other Mexican resort destinations located further north. Although there are definitely peak times for Acapulco tourism, there is not necessarily one good time to pay a visit to this vacation spot that got its start in the middle part of the twentieth century as a haunt for Hollywood celebrities and wealthy folks from around the world.
The decision of when to travel to Acapulco should largely take into account what it is that you and your group are interested in doing once you are there. If you are a family with small children, then you are going to want to avoid Acapulco during spring break (March and April). During a short span during the spring, the city is overrun with partiers from colleges and universities all over the country. On the other hand, there are also plenty of times when families can enjoy the beauty of the Acapulco beaches and the warm weather in relative tranquility.
The most popular time to visit Acapulco is during the winter months. This is because many people looking to escape the winter doldrums turn their eyes to sunny Mexico and make the journey to where the hot weather and sunshine is almost a daily guarantee. There are two distinct seasons in terms of precipitation in the city of Acapulco and the greater region. The winter months are the driest and bring little to no precipitation. The days are sunny and the weather is ideal for beach activities of every kind. You can enjoy scuba and snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and more. Be sure to bring plenty of sun block and light layers to protect yourself from the sun. Remember, just because it is winter up north does not mean that you should not expect temperatures that range up into the high 90s during the day. Average low temperatures rarely ever drop below 70 degrees all year long in Acapulco.
Acapulco tourism is also very popular in the spring and summer. The spring is reputed for hosting one of the most massive spring break celebrations, and this tends to be a deterrent for families and other non-student visitors. This only lasts for a couple weeks and the tourist season heads into the hot and steamy summer months. There is a lot more rain during this time, but the storms are often times short-lived and open up the skies to sunshine once more. Temperatures can get intense during the day and do not drop below the 70-degree mark often at night. In fact, it is not at all uncommon for the temperature to hover around in the low 80s, even at night.
Because of the fact that the weather is so agreeable throughout the year, Acapulco tourism really never slows down. The resorts and luxury hotels, restaurants and clubs, and shopping markets and boutiques are constantly catering to a steady influx of visitors from all over the world. No matter when you choose to visit Acapulco, you can count on hot weather, lots of sunshine, and long sandy beaches that are perfect for playing and relaxing.