Since the old days, Guerrero a state of Mexico has attracted tourists from all around the world with its charming and always famous Acapulco beach. Today it has developed new modern resorts in a deluxe new area, getting tourists back in time to the ’40s. Guerrero is also known for Silver production in Taxco, where crafts and colonial architecture will charm every tourist in town. Also situated in the southern area of Mexico on the Pacific coast, Ixtapa – Zihuatanejo has turned into today´s favorite beach destination.
Reasons to visit Guerrero in Mexico
– Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park
One of Mexico’s most beautiful natural wonders. Get into these stunning caves and explore the incredible rock formations in an approximately two hours tour. You´ll find yourself immersed in this incredible scenery while admiring lots of figures created by stalagmites and stalactites formations. In this unbelievable place, you can practice rappel and climbing.
Fantastic rock formations can be found along with the whole site. Discover this magical and surprising nature phenomenon. It’s believed that Juxtlahuaca was a sacred ceremonial center from the Olmec civilization.
– Fishing in Ixtapa
With its deep tradition and high reputation in sports fishing, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo offers fishing novices and experts alike an unforgettable experience. Breathe the salty sea air and admire the views of the Pacific Ocean as your captain and crew of expert seamen share skills to help you catch fish like mahi-mahi, yellow-fin tuna, sailfish, and marlin.
– Artisanal Crafts
Guerrero owns a remarkable cultural richness, and nowadays, its handmade crafts have become internationally known. Textile, lacquer, precious gems, pottery, and embroidery are the most special artisanal activities in Guerrero. If you are a demanding customer, you need to visit Taxco, Olinala, Temalcalcingo, and Chilapa communities were the most beautiful and best-made crafts are.
Relax or “go loco” in Acapulco Guerrero, the Pearl of the Mexico Pacific Coast. Acapulco has always been a favorite retreat for people from all kinds of backgrounds. It delivers a 24-hour exuberance that makes every moment count. Boat trip in the Aca Rey Yacht around Acapulco Bay to get a feel of this paradise.
Be amazed by the view of Acapulco Bay from the scenic freeway, and explore the most famous sights in this beautiful place. Visit one of the city´s best beaches at Puerto Marquez. Pass golf-courses and the Zona Diamante, where you have some time for shopping for jewelry and crafts. Then visit Acapulco´s city center and enjoy a truly unique show at La Quebrada. Be amazed by the courage and skills of divers, who elegantly dive into the ocean from a 45- meters high cliff, an unforgettable experience.
Go to the north side of Acapulco, the Coyuca lagoon is known for its tranquil freshwater next to the Embarcadero village. Be ready to enjoy incredible sunset views in a delightful boat tour through the lake and its mangroves. If you are into bird watching, here you´ll have the opportunity to visit a bird sanctuary.
The perfect destination for travelers looking for tranquility, nature, and a splendid landscape. What makes this beautiful beach unique; is the exclusive local service you will only find in Guerrero state. Become familiar with its best beaches, shopping areas, and markets. An excellent opportunity to take those postcards, perfect photos, and do some shopping.
Visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Ixtapa. Swim and snorkel in the calm crystal clear waters of Las Gatas (Cats) Beach! Explore the underwater wonders of the reef, with a great variety of colorful fishes. We will have a place reserved exclusively for you with lounge chairs, fresh seafood, personalized attention, and refreshing drinks in one of the typical restaurants of the site. In Ixtapa´s Big Island, you can enjoy three different beaches: Playa Coral, perfect for snorkeling, Playa Varadero, and Playa Cuachalate. On these beaches, you can swim or practice other available water sports such as kayaking, wave runners, scuba diving, and more.
Woodpeckers, larks, parrots, chachalacas, eagles, falcons, and other exotic bird species are waiting for you in Ixtapa´s Aztlán Park. Visit a crocodile farm and sea turtles, armadillos, iguanas, squirrels, ferrets, raccoons, and of course, crocodiles. Take a hike, go for a tour by kayak, and then enjoy a delicious and well-deserved breakfast served on Varadero Beach on Ixtapa Island. Don´t forget your camera because you will be able to take some great shots. Surfers find Troncones an ideal resting-place for practicing aquatic sports. This desert beach not only owns perfect soft waves but a barely known coast in Guerrero. Finally, you can enjoy a relaxing tour by kayak in Barra de Potosi Lagoon. Admire flora and fauna of the mangroves and realize how lucky you are to be here!
A colonial gem with winding cobbled streets, known as Mexico’s “Silver Capital.” Taxco is one of the prettiest towns in Mexico, and it´s the place for shopping silver. The center of Taxco, with its pleasant atmosphere, paved streets, and Baroque architecture, will make you feel in a magical town. Visit its main baroque building Santa Prisca Parish built of a colored quarry, considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Look around in its silver workshops, jewelry shops, and galleries and admire Taxco´s silver splendor. You can also visit the Huixteco Hill, where you can practice eco touristic activities, zip lines, or extreme sports. Camping in here will become an incredible experience while you admire its beautiful natural landscapes.
Festivals and International Events in Guerrero, Mexico.
– Imperial Acapulco Fair
Acapulco´s main “fiesta” is celebrated from December to January and lasts almost 15 days. Concerts and cultural-traditional activities take place in this important celebration. Full of folklore and joy, this fair was created for promoting Acapulco´s beach through its gastronomy, cultural, and entertainment activities.
– Mexican Open Tennis Tournament
Since 2001, Acapulco receives the best tennis players in the world, taking part in the ATP World Tour 500 series. This unique Latin-American event welcomes around 500 experts and spectators, hoping to see in these courts their favorite players.
– “Jornadas” Alarconianas
With more than 20 years of tradition, this event in Taxco was created to honor the famous theater writer: Juan Ruiz de Alarcon. These “jornadas” basically consist of dance, literature, music, and theatre art expositions and conferences. Being this festival is ideal for learning more about Guerrero’s culture.
– Silver National Fair
Usually celebrated in November, this event joins the best silver artisans in Taxco. A national contest takes place in this fair, and its goal is to develop new techniques and creativity upon the process of making silver crafts. For making this event even more interesting, they are cultural and artistic shows.
You have already enjoyed the waters of the Pacific offered by the state of Guerrero, if you want to enjoy the Gulf of Mexico we can recommend Yucatan, a destination like no other.