Wednesday, October 10, 2007

LIVING IN ACAPULCO: Some Essential Information for the English Language Teaching Professional

Living in Acapulco

We noted previously that a day or weekend retreat in Acapulco might be just what the doctor ordered after a typical week of teaching English as a foreign language in Mexico City or environs. But how can you get accurate, up-to-date information?

photo: An evening stroll along main thoroughfare, Costera Miguel Aleman, in Acapulco

To keep up with the local and latest national / international news you can read one of Acapulco’s three major newspapers. “El Sol de Acapulco” which costs 5 pesos and is published daily by the Organizacion Editorial Mexicana (Website: ). This paper features extensive international and national as well as local news coverage.

Less extensive internationally but with good regional and local coverage is found in “Novedades Acapulco”, a daily, family-oriented paper available city-wide for 5 pesos. (website: )

For up-to-date regional news for the Mexican state of Guerrero, “Diario Guerrero” is the paper to read. It isn’t web based, and features political news and events for the four pesos you plunk down. For sending commentary or just putting in your two cents worth, you can e-mail:


You’re kidding, right? Well. If you’re NOT kidding, here are some suggested sites to give you a modicum of ideas.

An over-abundance of information exists on things to do and see, as well as places to drop a few bucks in the city. With more than 10,000 operating websites to provide ideas, you’ll be up to your eyeballs on the web for weeks. We’re listing a few of the better ones to help start you off. One place for you to start is the Frommer website giving an overview and some useful general information at:

Mexico travel information on-line with the Traveleye website provides extensive things to do and see listing worth checking out in advance to give a more than a few ideas. Go to:

Fodor’s website is also a good one to take a look at with detailed info and maps to give a good overview of the city, its environs and an avalanche of optional activities. Visit them at: or start at their homepage:

So if you’re considering teaching English as a foreign language abroad, consider Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific Ocean coast.

Prof. Larry M. Lynch is an English language teaching and learning expert author and university professor in Cali, Colombia. Now YOU too can live your dreams in paradise, find romance, high adventure and get paid while travelling for free. For more information on entering or advancing in the fascinating field of teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language send for his no-cost pdf Ebook, “If You Want to Teach English Abroad, Here’s What You Need to Know”, by sending an e-mail with "free ELT Ebook" in the subject line. Need professional, original articles and content for your blog, newsletter or website? For comments, questions, requests, to receive more information or to be added to his mailing list, e-mail:

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