The Acapulco Destination Marketing Office announced one of the destination’s most successful winter seasons in the last few years reporting an average hotel occupancy of 83.5 percent for December 20 - 31, with hotels often reporting rates of over 97 percent throughout the month of December.
According to the Secretary of Tourism of Guerrero, the destination registered the highest occupancy on record in the past seven years with 98 percent on January 1, an increase from the 95.9 percent reported during the same day in 2015. Interest for Acapulco was especially high during weekends and holidays as this is the third consecutive year that the destination showcases an increase in occupancy of over 94 percent on New Year’s Day, much higher than the 74 percent registered in 2012.
“For the first time in many years, we have seen a continuously high occupancy throughout the winter season with 16 days of over 80 percent hotel occupancy in the State of Guerrero,” said Ernesto Rodriguez Escalona, Tourism Secretary of the State of Guerrero. Acapulco, Taxco and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo registered a highly successful December with nearly 900,000 tourists who contributed an economic impact of $150 million USD, exceeding all expectations and breaking records for the past seven years.
Acapulco also showcased its prowess as one of Mexico’s beach destinations with the best entertainment during the December holidays with events like the Mega Feria Mundo Imperial 2015, where 14 music groups and artists like Wisin, Margarita la Diosa de la Cumbia, Ha-Ash, CD9, Yuri and La Arrolladora Banda Limon, among others, performed throughout the night. The destination also hosted a Holiday Parade attended by more than 300,000 people who enjoyed the giant balloons in the shape of Batman, Superman, Santa Claus, Hello Kitty and more.
To close out 2015 and welcome in the New Year, Acapulco offered a spectacular eight minute pyrotechnic show with over 130,000 fireworks throughout Santa Lucia Bay, Puerto Marques Bay, Bonfil and Pie de la Cuesta. This world-renowned New Year’s spectacle rivaled that of other celebrations in New York, Sidney, Paris, London and Hong Kong.
Acapulco continues to grow as a tourism destination and welcome more visitors to its shores. With the destination’s commitment from local business, service providers and tour operators, Acapulco can continue to provide the best vacation experience possible.
Due to this commitment, the destination has already secured and is excited to welcome important international events that will bring with them spectacular entertainment and global talent, such as: Acapulco Pro, a spectacular surfing tournament held on Playa Bonfil; Costa Pacifica Golf & Beach Polo, a renowned golf and polo tournament; Abierto Mexicano de Tenis, one of the most important tennis tournaments in Latin America; el Rally del Golfo al Pacífico, a rally race of approximately 620 miles; Festival Frances de Acapulco, a festival that celebrates the strong relationship between France and Mexico and showcases art, film, gastronomy, fashion and music; and the Festival Internacional de Cine Acapulco, showcasing local and international cinema.