Thursday, October 11, 2007

More of What's to Do and See for English Language Teachers in Acapulco

More in Acapulco

So, you want even more of what’s to see and do in Acapulco during your travels? A weekend retreat in Acapulco is just what the doctor ordered after a hectic week of teaching English as a foreign language in Mexico City or environs, Cuernavaca, Taxco or Chilpancingo Guerrero state’s capitol city.

What else to do?

You can get WET, that’s what!

Photo: Here’s a quick look at the AKA TIKI cruise vessel in Acapulco harbor.

Besides the miles of picture-perfect beaches fronting the city, Acapulco is a water sports and activities capitol. There are numerous cruises, tours, outings, day excursions and fishing trips to be had.

For instance:
The touring yacht “AKA TIKI” has Margarita, Sunset and moonlight cruises around Acapulco Bay. Daytime “Margarita” cruises begin at 11:00 am, lasting to around three in the afternoon. Sunset cruises shove off about 4:00 pm, staying out until 7:00 pm. The “Moonlight” cruise for true nightowls (or romantics) departs at 10:30 pm, creeping back in as the clock strikes one. Reservations: 484 – 6140 or 484 – 6786, 484 – 3893 FAX

Then there’s the delightful Parque Aquatico CICI along La Costera near Playa Icacos. Here you can get wet in any number of imaginative – or not so imaginative – ways. Dive in, jump in, slide in, swing in or just fall into the crystalline blue waters to cool off and have fun. There are performing dolphins you can play with, swim with and touch, and the “Sky Coaster” that lets you experience “a sensation similar to a dive from the cliffs of La Quebrada”. Your body starts from 100 feet up and reaches speeds of nearly 80 miles an hour! For a preview check out their website at:

The park’s open 365 days a year and from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. You can also call for the latest, and seasonal, prices at 484 – 1970 or 481 – 0294.

Acapulco’s Cliff Divers
It virtually goes without saying you’ll go to see the world-famous “Clavistas” of Acapulco: the men and boys who risk life and limb to dive from dizzying heights into waters of uncertain depth for the adulation of the crowds (and a few pesos in hand). Yes, divers can be injured or even killed, but fortunately, this is rare.

Several day and weekend trips are possible from “fun city”, should you need some extra diversion. Pie De La Cuesta is among the foremost for those who genuinely need to relax and escape the hustle and bustle Acapulco’s heavy tourist traffic generates. You can swim, sail or languish on an empty, sugar-colored beach, scuba dive, water ski and even go fishing in salt or fresh water – minus the crowds and stratospheric prices. And all this, mind you, for the price of a large bag of potato chips back home. Interested?

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 content for your blog, newsletter, e-zine or website? Contact the author for no-obligation quote and rates. For comments, questions, requests, to receive more information or to be added to his free TESOL articles and teaching materials mailing list, e-mail:

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