Acapulco is a city on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, near the capital, Mexico City. Its main source of income is tourism, with manufacturing, mining, agriculture also playing a small part in Acapulco's economy. Being a major sea port, trade is also a major economic activity and it sees a number of major luxury liners daily.
Acapulco is Mexico's largest, oldest and most famous beach resort city. It is frequented by celebrities from all over the world. Its entertainment options are world-famous and draw in thousands of tourists as well as fellow Mexicans. Although an internationally-renowned tourist attraction, most of its visitors to Acapulco as of late have been upper middle class Mexicans.
Acapulco is unique in the fact that it has a combination of both mid-20th century lodgings in the North which were famous in the 1950s as well as luxury hotels in the South. The North & South are very different. The North still has vestiges of past charm and quiet enjoyment. The South, however, is newer and is home to many high-end hotels and condominiums, and transport is almost limited to cars, limousines or golf carts. Rich international visitors and such-like are drawn to the South whereas the North is more the style of middle-class Mexican guests.
The main airport serving Acapulco is the General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport which is located about 30 kilometres away from the Acapulco city centre. The airport is also commonly known as the Acapulco International Airport and is considered to be a fairly busy airport in Mexico, handling numerous airlines and hundreds of thousands of passengers every year. It was named after the former president of Mexico - Juan Álvarez Hurtado de Luna.
There are no known Halal restaurants in Acapulco and finding access to halal food in Acapulco will be quite difficult. Muslim travellers should also note that though vegetarian cuisine is available at most Mexican restaurants, many dishes require the usage of animal fat and it is highly recommended that you enquire with restaurant owners about the preparation of food prior to dining.
There are no known mosques in Acapulco and the best option for Muslim travellers is to use the privacy of their hotel room or accommodation option during prayer times. When travelling outdoors, it is possible to ask locals for a private area in the vicinity that can be used.