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San Diego's harbor

Acapulco

In the current neighborhood of Petaquillas, heart of Acapulco´s most traditional zone, is he largest maritime harbor of the Pacific and the port´s most representative monument, the San Diego harbor.

If you have the chance to look from above its geometric trace, you´ll see it has a pentagon shape or a five pointed star.

At ground level you´ll find 13 exhibition rooms, set with themes of the storyteller galeon of the first acapulco settlers, the trade with the east, the pacific´s piracy, José María Morelos and Pavón´s military feat, and other Acapulco relevant aspects.

One of its most important pieces is an 18th century figurehead, an apache carved on precious wood. People believe its magic drives off evil spirits from the ships. The showcases also protect silk items, embroidery, porcelain and antique armament from China.

Curiously enough, the San Diego harbor was used as a jail during the 20th century, as well as a filming set for international productions.

Since 1986, its considered as Acapulco's most historic museum and the entrance fee is only 65 pesos.

The harbor is located very close to Playa Hamacas for you to visit as well, equipped with lounge seats, rental shades, and sushine. The locals at the beach offer trips to La Roqueta island on a glass bottom boat, as well as the famous traditional ride on a inflatable banana. The hair dressers offe hair braids, and the world famous “brodys” who will belly dance for a tip.
In the current neighborhood of Petaquillas, heart of Acapulco´s most traditional zone, is he largest maritime harbor of the Pacific and the port´s most representative monument, the San Diego harbor.

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If you have the chance to look from above its geometric trace, you´ll see it has a pentagon shape or a five pointed star.

At ground level you´ll find 13 exhibition rooms, set with themes of the storyteller galeon of the first acapulco settlers, the trade with the east, the pacific´s piracy, José María Morelos and Pavón´s military feat, and other Acapulco relevant aspects.

One of its most important pieces is an 18th century figurehead, an apache carved on precious wood. People believe its magic drives off evil spirits from the ships. The showcases also protect silk items, embroidery, porcelain and antique armament from China.

Curiously enough, the San Diego harbor was used as a jail during the 20th century, as well as a filming set for international productions.

Since 1986, its considered as Acapulco's most historic museum and the entrance fee is only 65 pesos.

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