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Acapulco

About Acapulco

717,766 in city
0 km² (0 mi²)
148 m
One of Mexico's most popular and beautiful seaside resorts, Acapulco is located on a semicircular bay with the towering Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains to the east. Acapulco enjoys a romantic and glorious history. Founded by the Nahua Indians around 3000 B.C. Acapulco was conquered by the Spaniard Hernan Cortes when the Aztec Empire fell in 1521. The city retained its importance as a world trading port for the next 400 years and during that time became a haven for pirates including Sir Francis Drake. Acapulco began its transformation to that of a vacation destination in the 1920's when the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII, visited the bay on a fishing trip. Wealthy Mexicans, American writers, Hollywood stars and European jet-setters soon flocked to Acapulco. Today, Acapulco is one of the most exciting places in the world with weather that is dependably hot and sunny year round.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
165 All Buildings
161
existing
1
under construction
3
planned

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Costa Club 361 ft 1982
2 Hotel La Palapa 361 ft 1977
3 Torre Costa Victoria III 348 ft 2002
4 Torre Costa Victoria II 348 ft 2003
5 Torre Costa Victoria I 348 ft 2002

Building types

No. Type
152 high-rise building
7 low-rise building
6 skyscraper