Acapulco authorities report that all tourism infrastructure, including the airport, is fully operational after the 8.2 earthquake that struck the Mexican Pacific coast. After the quake, a tsunami warning was issued and later withdrawn, as city is now safe from hazardous waves.
“Immediately after the earthquake we activated a security protocol to ensure the safety of residents and visitors. Luckily there were no fatalities and no infrastructure damage,” said Ernesto Rodriguez, Secretary of Tourism of Guerrero State. “Nevertheless, we continue to monitor any possible secondary waves and remain vigilant. Tourists with vacations planned to Acapulco don’t need to make new arrangements or cancel their trip.”
The city of Acapulco has gone to great lengths to update its tourist infrastructure. It will debut a new state-of-the-art airport terminal by 2018 to welcome over 1.3 million visitors per year. The new terminal features an eco-conscious design and the latest in airport safety regulation. There is also a US $1B investment from Grupo Autofin’s “Master Plan”, which will include renovations of the iconic Pierre Mundo Imperial and Princess Mundo Imperial, as well as the following new developments: Spa Tlalli, Turtle Dunes Golf Clubhouse, Gourmet Beach, Hotel Prince by Mundo Imperial, Hotel Marqués Boutique, Residences and Luxury Condominiums, Hotel Boutique Only You, Diamante Retirement Homes, Princess Medical Center, Premium Shopping Center, an eco-amusement park called Aventura Guerrero, a new tennis stadium, security towers, and Princess University. These projects are expected to be completed between 2017 and 2022 and will boost tourism and generate more than 10,000 new jobs. There is also the Gran Plaza Hotel, located in the heart of Acapulco on Costera Miguel Aleman Avenue, began a $8.5 million-dollar renovation to be executed within the next two years.