I can’t complain when it comes to summer weather. I was born and raised in Acapulco, in the South of Mexico, where it’s easy to figure out how to have fun during summer all year long!
If you fly to Mexico City, it’s a 4-hour drive to a nice warm and breezy strip of ocean that offers different kinds of settings for all styles. For the simple and calm-seeking tourist, you can find tranquil beaches that cuddle you and give you a nice time.
Or you can go will and find high-wave beaches that will cause you to get sand everywhere! Or you can surf, paddle, sail, or even dive.
This year I’m not going to the beach. The Summer of Me will take me to this weekend to Smokey Mountains.
Some facts about Acapulco
Acapulco in the South end of Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. It’s enclosed bay offers a magnificent variety of beaches and scenic views due to the hills surrounding it. The name Acapulco comes from the ancient native dialect (nahuatl) “Aca-petl”, which means “place surrounded by hills”.
Acapulco is similar to New York City, in the sense that it never sleeps. You can find fun places that open in the early evening, and then you can move on to others that open late and close early next morning. Sunglasses are recommended if you plan to party all night, so you don’t suffer the “vampire” effect when leaving the place.
But there also a lot of other activities like the divers at La Roqueta, which is a very high rocky cliff where the local divers put on a show every couple of hours by defying the ocean tide that hits the rocks, and then bravely flying into the shallow shore.
Live Feed – Can’t deny it’s summer fun
And if you want to check the weather right now, here’s a link to take a peek…
If you can’t see the video, click this image and select the different beaches available. You will see how in Acapulco you can gave fun during summer all year long.
And other amazing summer stuff…
The best thing about Acapulco is that the weather is excellent all year long, with the exception of one or two hurricanes every year, the rest is a daily opportunity to enjoy the beach, along with your favorite drinks. Here are some of them:
- Beer (straight, or prepared as “michelada”, which contains lemon juice and salt on the edge of the glass, sometimes can also have chili powder, for an extra kick)
- Margaritas (you know…)
- Coco brujo (coconut water in the shell with gin)
- Tequila in all its presentations and possible combinations
I’m dizzy already…
Although is hot all year long, the local people affirm that sometimes gets cold in Acapulco, when the temperature reaches 75 degrees Fahrenheit! Now that I live in Ohio where sometimes we face -18 degrees in the winter, I have a different perspective.
Other summer destinations all year long
Of course, we cannot leave out the American beach destinations. Maybe the temperature can go down sometime in the winter, but the amount of days of sunny and warm weather in Florida is something to look forward to.
Florida offers a long list of activities like Day Cruises, Sailing, Sunset Cruises, and Dinner Cruises.
Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa. Take your pick! Enough sun and ocean waves for everybody. Heck, even the architecture in Miami is something admirable!
And yes, I know, I’m biased… can’t help it.
Enjoy the summer, and if you’re going to the beach this year, make sure you have fun responsibly, because that never disappoints.