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GENERAL INDEX                          Archaeological Conservancy, 37
                                       Art galleries, Acapulco, 76–77

A   ARP, 27
                                       Ash Wednesday, 15
                                       Assumption of the Virgin Mary, 16




                                                          RI
Abbreviations used in Mexico, 43
                                       ATMs (automated teller machines),
Acapulco, 1, 4, 50–80
                                         11–12
     accommodations, 57–64
                                       Auto insurance, 32




                                                  TE
     beaches, 70–71
     layout of, 52
     nightlife, 77–80
     outdoor activities, 69–74         B  aby-O (Acapulco), 78
                                        MA
     restaurants, 65–69                Bahías de Huatulco, 4, 105, 124–136
          with a view, 67                  accommodations, 132–135
     shopping, 76–77                       beaches and activities, 129–132
     taxis, 52–53                          layout of, 127–128
     transportation, 52–53                 nightlife, 136
                                           restaurants, 135–136
                                      D

     traveling to and from, 51
     visitor information, 52               shopping, 132
Acapulco Historical Museum, 74             transportation, 128
                              TE


Accommodations. See also                   traveling to, 126–127
  Accommodations Index                     visitor information, 127
     Acapulco, 57–64                   Banks, 11, 85–86, 128, 152
                                       Barra de la Cruz Beach, 113
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     Bahías de Huatulco, 132–135
     Cuernavaca, 157–160               Beaches. See also entries starting
     Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, 86–94           with “Playa”
     out-of-the-ordinary, 35               Acapulco, 70–71
     Puerto Escondido, 115–118             Bahías de Huatulco, 130
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     Taxco, 145–146                        Ixtapa, 99
     Tepoztlán, 164–165                    Puerto Angel, 123–124
Active vacations, 36–38                    Puerto Escondido, 109–112
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Aeromexico Vacations, 35                   safety, 57, 71, 99
Airlines, 29, 38, 39                       Zihuatanejo, 98–99
Airport security, 29–30                Bird-watching, 100, 113, 131
Airport taxes, 38–39                   Boating (boat rentals), 72–73, 101
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Alaska Airlines Vacations, 35          Boat tours and cruises
Alebrijes (Acapulco), 78                   Acapulco, 71–72
Amatlán, 164                               Bahías de Huatulco, 130–131
American Airlines Vacations, 35            Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, 100–101
American Express, 13, 56, 85, 152          Puerto Angel, 123–124
America West Vacations, 35             Bribes and scams, 23–24
AMTAVE, 37                             Bullfights, Acapulco, 74
Ana’s Eco Tours, 112                   Bungee jump, Acapulco, 78
Año Nuevo, 14                          Business hours, 43
Apartment and villa rentals, 58, 86    Bus travel, 33, 42–43
Apple Vacations, 35
                                                 GENERAL INDEX                  175

                                              layout of, 152
C   acahuamilpa Caves or Grottoes,
  164
                                              nightlife, 162
                                              restaurants, 160–161
Candlemass, 15                                traveling to, 150–151
Car accidents, minor, 40                      visitor information, 152
Car breakdowns, 40                        Culinary Adventures, 37
Car documents, 31–32                      Currency and currency exchange,
Car insurance, 32                           10–11, 56, 110
Carlos ‘n’ Charlie’s (Acapulco), 78–79    Customs regulations, 7–9
Carlos ‘n’ Charlie’s (Ixtapa), 104
Carnaval, 15
Car rentals, 41–42
Car travel, 30–31, 39–42
                                          D   ay of the Dead, 17
                                          Dehydration, 22
Casa de la Cultura de Taxco (Casa         Delta Vacations, 35
  Borda), 142                             Dentists, 43
Casa Marina (Zihuatanejo), 102–103        Día de la Candelaria, 15
Catedral de la Asunción de María          Día de la Constitución, 15
  (Cuernavaca), 154                       Día de la Marina, 16
Centers for Disease Control and           Día de la Raza, 17
  Prevention, 6, 20                       Día de la Santa Cruz, 15
Centro Internacional de Convivencia       Día de Reyes, 14–15
  Infantil (CICI; Acapulco), 75           Día de San Pedro, 16
Chacahua Lagoon National Park, 113        Disabilities, travelers with, 25–26
Chahué Bay, 128, 130                      Doctors, 43
Children, families with, 24               Documents needed, 6–7
Christine (Ixtapa), 104                   Dolphin shows, Acapulco, 75
Christmas, 17, 18                         Dominico de la Navidad, former
CICI (Centro Internacional de Con-          convent (Tepoztlán), 164
  vivencia Infantil; Acapulco), 75        Drug laws, 43–44
Cinco de Mayo, 16                         Drugstores. See Pharmacies
Citizenship, proof of, 6–7
Classic Custom Vacations, 35
Climate, 56, 86
Club de Golf Acapulco, 73
                                          E  cotours and adventure tours, 37,
                                            112–113, 131
Club de Tenis Hyatt (Acapulco), 74        El Buen Gusto (Zihuatanejo), 94
Coco Cabaña Collectibles                  Elderhostel, 27
  (Zihuatanejo), 103                      ElderTreks, 27
Coffee Plantation Tour, 131               Electricity, 44
Columbus Day, 17                          El Mirador (Acapulco), 69
Constitution Day, 15                      El Son y la Rumba (Puerto
Consular agents, 56                         Escondido), 121
Continental Vacations, 35                 Embassies and consulates, 44–45
Copalitilla Cascades, 131                 Emergencies, 45, 129
Corpus Christi, 16                        Emergency evacuation, 21
Coyuca Lagoon, 71                         Entry requirements, 6–7
Crafts market, Tepoztlán, 163             Escobilla Beach, 113
Credit cards, 13–14                       Espacio Meditativo Temazcalli (Puerto
Crime, 22–24, 53                            Escondido), 114
Crucecita, 128, 129
Cruise ships and lines, 33
Cuernavaca, 4, 149–162
     activities and excursions, 156–157
                                          F amilies with children, 24
                                          Feast of San Isidro, 16
     exploring, 153–156                   Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 17
176     INDEX

Females traveling alone, 27–28           International Association for Medical
Festival of the Radishes (Festival de       Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT), 20
  los Rabanos), 18                       International Gay and Lesbian Travel
Fishing, 72, 100–101, 113                   Association (IGLTA), 25
FMT (Mexican Tourist Permit), 7          International Student Identity Card
Food of the Gods Festival, Oaxaca’s         (ISIC), 28
  Ninth Annual, 16                       International Youth Travel Card
Foro Cultural Multimedia                    (IYTC), 28
  (Acapulco), 74                         Internet access, 45
Fuerte de San Diego (Acapulco), 74             Acapulco, 56
Funjet Vacations, 36                           Bahías de Huatulco, 129
                                               Cuernavaca, 153
                                               Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, 86
G   alería Espacio Pal Kepenyes
  (Acapulco), 76–77
                                               Puerto Escondido, 110
                                         INTRAV, 27
Gasoline, 39                             Isla Ixtapa, 100
Gay and lesbian travelers, 25            Ixtapa, 4, 81–104
Global Lifeline, 21                            accommodations, 86, 92–94
Gnats, 21                                      beaches, 99
GOGO Worldwide Vacations, 36                   land sports and activities, 101
Golf, 73, 101, 132, 156                        layout of, 84–85
Gran Noche Mexicana (Acapulco), 77             nightlife, 104
Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, 144, 164               restaurants, 96–98
The Guelaguetza Dance Festival                 shopping, 103
  (Oaxaca), 16                                 transportation, 85
                                               traveling to, 81–84
                                               visitor information, 84
H   ard Rock Cafe (Acapulco), 79
Health concerns, 20–22
                                               watersports and boat trips, 100–101

Health insurance, 19
High divers, Acapulco, 75
High season, 14
                                         J amiltepec, 112
                                         Jardín Borda (Cuernavaca), 154–155
Hiking, 131, 163–164                     Jardín Botánico (Cuernavaca), 155
Holy Cross Day, 15                       Jornadas Alarconianas (Taxco), 142
Holy Week, 15, 142                       Journeywoman, 28
Horseback excursion, 112                 Juárez, 127
Horseback riding, 74, 102, 131           Juárez, Benito, Birthday of, 15
Hospitals, 56, 86, 110, 153
Hostels, 28
Hotels. See Accommodations
Huatulco, 105. See also Bahías de
                                         L  a Base, 70
                                         Labor Day, 15
  Huatulco                               La Crucecita, 128, 129
Humboldt House/Museo Virreinal de        La Entrega Beach, 130
  Taxco, 142–143                         La Fuente (Ixtapa), 103
Hurricane season, 14                     Language, 45
                                         La Quebrada, 70, 75
                                         Las Estacas, 157, 164
I glesia de Guadalupe (Crucecita), 129
Independence Day, 16
                                         Las Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, 164
                                         Legal aid, 45
Insurance, 18–20                         Light-and-sound show, Acapulco, 74
    car, 32, 41–42                       Liquor laws, 45–46
                                         Los Castillo (near Taxco), 144
                                                GENERAL INDEX                177

Los Morros de Los Pericos islands, 100   Nopala, 112
Lost documents, 7                        Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
Lost-luggage insurance, 20                (Acapulco), 69
Low season, 14


M    ágico Mundo Marino
                                         O   axaca Reservations/Zapotec
                                           Tours, 37
 (Acapulco), 70                          Online Vacation Mall, 36
Maguey Bay, 130                          Organo Bay, 130
Mail, 46                                 Over-the-counter drugs, 21
Mandara (Acapulco), 79
Manialtepec Lagoon, 113
Marina Ixtapa, 85, 101
Marquez Sightseeing Tours
                                         P   ackage tours, 33–36
                                         Palladium (Acapulco), 79
 (Cuernavaca), 164                       Parasailing, 73
MasterCard traveler’s checks, 13         Parking, Acapulco, 57
Mazunte Beach, 113–114                   Passports, 46–47
Medical insurance, 19                    Pepe’s Piano Bar (Acapulco), 80
Mercado Central (Taxco), 143             Petacalco Beach, 101
Mexicana Vacations, 36                   Pets, 47
Mexican Tourist Permit (FMT), 7          Pharmacies, 44, 57, 86, 129, 153
Mexico Art Tours, 37                     Pie de la Cuesta, 53, 71
Money matters, 10–14                     Playa Bacocho, 111–112
Mosquitoes, 21                           Playa Caleta, 70
Museo Arqueológico Guillermo             Playa Caletilla, 70
 Spratling (Taxco), 143                  Playa Condesa, 70
Museo Casa Robert Brady                  Playa Hornitos, 70
 (Cuernavaca), 155                       Playa Hornos, 70
Museo de Arqueología de la Costa         Playa Icacos, 70
 Grande (Zihuatanejo), 98                Playa la Angosta, 70
Museo de Cuauhnahuac (Cuernavaca),       Playa Larga, 99
 156                                     Playa La Ropa, 98
Museo de Medicina Tradicional y               accommodations, 89–92
 Herbolaria (Cuernavaca), 155            Playa las Cuatas, 99
Museo Histórico de Acapulco, 74          Playa Las Gatas, 98
Museo Virreinal de Taxco, 142–143        Playa Linda, 99
                                         Playa Madera, 84, 87, 88–89, 98
                                         Playa Majahua, 99
N  ational parks and nature reserves,
  36–37
                                         Playa Manzanillo, 70, 100, 111
                                         Playa Marineros, 109, 111
National Silver Fair, 17                 Playa Municipal (Zihuatanejo), 98
Navy Day, 16                             Playa Palmar, 84, 99, 101
New Year’s Day, 14                       Playa Panteón, 123
New Year’s Eve, 18                       Playa Paraíso, 70
Nightclubs and dance clubs, 77           Playa Principal, 111
Nightlife                                Playa Puerto Marqués, 71
    Acapulco, 77–80                      Playa Quieta, 99
    Bahías de Huatulco, 136              Playa San Augustinillo, 124
    Cuernavaca, 162                      Playa Vista Hermosa, 99
    Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, 103–104          Playa Zicatela, 109, 111
    Puerto Escondido, 121                Playa Zihuatanejo, 92
    Taxco, 148–149                       Playa Zipolite, 123–124
178     INDEX

Plaza Bahía (Acapulco), 76            Shopping
Pleasant Mexico Holidays, 36              Acapulco, 76–77
Police, 47                                Bahías de Huatulco, 132
Post offices, 57, 86, 129, 153            Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, 102–103
Pozole, 68, 97                            Puerto Escondido, 114–115
Puerto Angel, 4, 122–124              Silver Fair (Taxco), 142
Puerto Angelito, 111                  Silver market, Taxco, 141
Puerto Escondido, 4, 105–121          Silver Museum (Taxco), 144
Puerto Marqués, 53, 70                Singles, 27
Punta del Guitarrón, 70               Skydiving, 73
Punta Diamante, 70                    Smoking, 47
Pyramids of Xochicalco, 157           Spanish lessons, Cuernavaca, 153
                                      Spratling Ranch Workshop (Taxco),
                                        144–145
R   ainy season, 14
Restaurants. See also Restaurant
                                      STA Travel, 28
                                      Students, 28
  Index                               Surfing, 101, 112
     Acapulco, 65–69                  Swimming, Acapulco, 70
          with a view, 67
     Cuernavaca, 160–161
     Huatulco, 135–136
     Ixtapa, 96–98
                                      T  angolunda Bay, 128, 130. See also
                                        Bahías de Huatulco
     Puerto Escondido, 118–121        Taxco, 4, 137–149
     Taxco, 146–148                        accommodations, 145–146
     Tepoztlán, 165–166                    exploring, 141–145
     Zihuatanejo, 94–96                    layout of, 141
Revolcadero Beach, 71                      nightlife, 148–149
Revolution Day, 17                         restaurants, 146–148
Ridley turtles, 112–113                    sights and attractions, 142–145
Riptides, 57                               special events and festivals, 142
Riptides and undertow, 71                  traveling to, 140
Roqueta Island, 70, 72                     visitor information, 140–141
                                      Taxes, 47
                                           airport, 38–39
S   afety and crime, 22–24, 57
     along Highway 200, 122
                                      Taxis, 42
                                      Telephone, 57
     beach safety, 57, 71, 99         Telephones, 47–48
     Puerto Escondido, 110–111        Tennis
St. Peter and St. Paul’s Day, 16           Acapulco, 74
Salon Q (Acapulco), 80                     Bahías de Huatulco, 132
Sanborn’s (Acapulco), 76                   Ixtapa, 101
Sanborn Tours, 26                     Tepoznieves (Tepoztlán), 166
Santa Cruz Huatulco, 127              Tepozteco pyramid, 163–164
Santa Prisca y San Sebastián Church   Tepoztlán, 162–166
  (Taxco), 143–144                    Tequila Sunrise (Puerto Escondido),
Santo Domingo Xocotitlán, 164           121
Scams, 23                             Three Kings Day, 14–15
Scuba diving, 72, 101                 Time zone, 48
Seasons, 14, 111                      Tipping, 49
Seniors, 26–27                        Toilets, 49
Señor Frog’s (Ixtapa), 104            Toll roads, 40
                                      Tourist Help Line, 49
                                    AC C O M M O DAT I O N S I N D E X    179

Tourist information, 4–6                  Bungalows Ley (Zihuatanejo), 88–89
Tourist police, 57                        Bungalows Pacifico (Zihuatanejo), 89
Transportation within Mexico, 38–43       Calinda Acapulco, 61–62
Travel Companion Exchange, 27             Camino Real Acapulco Diamante, 58
Traveler’s checks, 12–13                  Camino Real Sumiya (Cuernavaca),
Travelers’ diarrhea (turista), 22           158
Trek America, 38                          Camino Real Zaashila (Huatulco),
Tres Vidas Golf Club (Acapulco), 73         132–133
Trip-cancellation insurance, 18–19        Casa Bugambilia (Tepoztlán), 164–165
Turismo Dimar Travel Agency, 112          Casa Cuitlateca (Zihuatanejo), 90
Turtle Museum (Puerto Escondido),         Dorado Pacifico (Ixtapa), 93
  113                                     El Mirador Acapulco, 62–63
Turtles, Ridley, 112–113                  Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco,
                                            59–60
                                          Gala Resort (Huatulco), 133–134
U   .S. State Department advisories, 23   Hacienda del Solar (Taxco), 145
                                          Hotel Arco Iris (Puerto Escondido),
                                            117
V   isa traveler’s checks, 13
Visitor information, 4–6
                                          Hotel Caleta (Acapulco), 63
                                          Hotel Casa Blanca (Puerto
Viva Zapatos (Zihuatanejo), 103             Escondido), 117
                                          Hotel Castillo de Reyes (Puerto
                                            Escondido), 117
W   ater, drinking, 49
Water-skiing, 72
                                          Hotel Costa Linda (Acapulco), 63
                                          Hotel Elcano (Acapulco), 60
Watersports, 72–73, 100–101               Hotel Emporio Ixtapa, 93
Wheelchair accessibility, 25              Hotel Flor de María (Puerto
Women traveling alone, 27–28                Escondido), 118
                                          Hotel Juárez (Cuernavaca), 160
                                          Hotel Las Palmas (Huatulco), 134
Z  icatela Beach, 112, 121
Zihuatanejo, 4, 81–104
                                          Hotel los Arcos (Taxco), 145
                                          Hotel Los Flamingos (Acapulco), 64
    accommodations, 86–92                 Hotel Meigas Binniguenda
    beaches, 98–99                          (Huatulco), 134
    layout of, 84                         Hotel Misión (Acapulco), 64
    nightlife, 103                        Hotel Nilayam (Tepoztlán), 165
    restaurants, 94–96                    Hotel Posada Emilia Castillo
    shopping, 102–103                       (Taxco), 146
    transportation, 85                    Hotel Posada María Cristina
    traveling to, 81–84                     (Cuernavaca), 160
    visitor information, 84               Hotel Sands (Acapulco), 62
ZUCCA (Acapulco), 80                      Hotel Santa Fe (Puerto Escondido),
                                            115–116
                                          Hotel Santa Prisca (Taxco), 146
                                          Hotel Susy (Zihuatanejo), 88
ACCOMMODATIONS                            Hotel Victoria (Taxco), 146
Apartamentos Amueblados Valle             Hotel Villa Romana (Acapulco), 64
  (Zihuatanejo), 88                       Hyatt Regency Acapulco, 60–61
Barceló Ixtapa, 93                        La Casa Que Canta (Zihuatanejo), 90
Best Western Posada Real (Puerto          Las Brisas (Acapulco), 58–59
  Escondido), 115                         Las Brisas Ixtapa, 93
Bungalows & Cabañas Acuario               Las Golondrinas (Tepoztlán), 165
  (Puerto Escondido), 116
180     INDEX

Las Mañanitas (Cuernavaca), 158–159       El Jardín (Puerto Escondido), 120
Misión de los Arcos (Huatulco),           El Olvido (Acapulco), 66–67
  134–135                                 El Sabor de Oaxaca (La Crucecita),
Misión Del Sol Resort & Spa                 135
  (Cuernavaca), 159                       Fonda Ethel (Taxco), 148
NH Krystal Ixtapa, 93–94                  Gelateria Giardino. (Puerto
Paraíso Escondido (Puerto                   Escondido), 118
  Escondido), 116                         Golden Cookie Shop (Ixtapa), 97
Posada Citlali (Zihuatanejo), 88          Herman’s Best (Puerto Escondido),
Posada del Tepozteco (Tepoztlán), 165       120
Presidente Intercontinental               Ika Tako (Acapulco), 68
  (Ixtapa), 93                            Kau-Kan (Zihuatanejo), 95
Quinta Real (Huatulco), 133               La Casa Que Canta (Zihuatanejo), 96
Sotavento Beach Resort (Zihuatanejo),     La Perla (Zihuatanejo), 95
  90–91                                   La Sirena Gorda (Zihuatanejo), 96
Villa del Sol (Zihuatanejo), 91–92        La Terraza Café-Bar (Taxco), 147
Villas Miramar (Zihuatanejo), 89          La Universal (Cuernavaca), 161
Villas San Sebastián (Zihuatanejo), 92    La Ventana de Taxco, 147–148
Villa Vera Hotel & Racquet Club           Los Tíos (Puerto Escondido), 118
  (Acapulco), 61                          Mariscos Pipo (Acapulco), 69
Villa Vera Puerto Mío (Zihuatanejo), 92   Mezzanotte Acapulco, 66
                                          Noches Oaxaqueñas/Don Porfirio
                                            (Tangolunda Bay), 135
RESTAURANTS                               Nueva Zelanda (Zihuatanejo), 96
Art & Harry’s (Puerto Escondido), 118     Restaurant Avalos Doña Celia (Santa
Arte la Galería (Puerto Escondido),         Cruz), 135–136
  119                                     Restaurant Axitla (Tepoztlán), 166
Baikal (Acapulco), 65–66                  Restaurant La India Bonita
Beccofino (Ixtapa), 97                      (Cuernavaca), 161
Cabo Blanco (Puerto Escondido),           Restaurant Las Mañanitas
  118–119                                   (Cuernavaca), 160
Café Sasha (Taxco), 147                   Restaurant Santa Fe (Puerto
Carmen’s Cafecito (Puerto                   Escondido), 119
  Escondido), 119                         Ruben’s (Ixtapa), 97–98
Carmen’s La Patisserie (Puerto            Sotavento Restaurant Bar Galería
  Escondido), 120                           (Taxco), 148
Casa Hidalgo (Cuernavaca), 161            Sr. Costilla’s (Taxco), 148
Casa Nova (Acapulco), 66                  Su Casa/La Margarita (Acapulco), 67
Casa Puntarenas (Zihuatanejo), 95–96      Tamales y Atole Any (Ixtapa), 97
Coconuts (Zihuatanejo), 94–95             Toni’s (Taxco), 147
El Amigo Miguel (Acapulco), 69            Tostado’s Grill (La Crucecita), 136
El Cabrito (Acapulco), 67–68              Un Tigre Azul (Puerto Escondido),
El Ciruelo Restaurant Bar (Tepoztlán),      120–121
  166                                     Villa de la Selva (Ixtapa), 96

				
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