International, TravelAcapulco Anyone?

Mexico is just can’t catch a break these days. Acapulco has been on my radar to visit since I was like 12 and learned that it was the most glamorous holiday spot for all the Hollywood starlets back in the 1950s. Even the Kennedys honeymooned there.

It’s obvious that the city is trying to bring back its once legendary status. I’ve been seeing features pop up in numerous travel magazines and learned that just last week, they newly formed an Acapulco Destination Marketing Office to raise awareness for potential travelers.  Despite worries about safety in Mexico, I put the city on my shortlist of places to visit. Plus, the travel gurus over at The Jet Set Girls assured us that it was safe.

But now, I’m worried enough about this swine flu situation in New York City- never mind have any desire to head to the source of the troubles. Then news just broke a couple hours ago that Acapulco was rocked by a 6.0 earthquake. Pretty quickly, the city went from my A list to..not.

Mexico certainly has a slight PR crisis on its hands right now. What do you think? Would you travel there? Have you been recently and have any recommendations? I’ll be honest- Acapulco has fallen off my list for 2009, but hopefully next year will be better for them!

2 Comments

  1. Nina  |  27 April 2009 at 11:36 AM

    I’ve been to Playa del Carmen twice, and would gladly go back there again. Or anywhere in Mexico, for that matter! It’s a beautiful country, but maybe next year.

    I recommend the Fairmont Mayakoba. I was there for a wedding and it was gorgeous! Beautiful beach, spa facilities, pools, etc. The setup of the resort is really unique too.

  2. Valeria  |  27 April 2009 at 3:13 PM

    I’m mexican, and I can assure you that despite of all the troubles we’re having right now, Mexico is one of the best countries you can choose for vacation…

    If you want to go to a bech, we have Acapulco, Mayan Riviera, Nayarit Riviera, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Escondido, Cabos… If you like small cities, we have Chiapas, San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Queretaro and Oaxaca. Mexico City is big and complicated, but always amazing. And mexican people are the best, always happy and warm…

    Don’t belive all that you watch on TV… my country and my people are so much better than that.

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