So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

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So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

22 Arellano-
Does any body have any info on if its safe or not for tourist thanks in advance
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

Chava
It's safe for tourists. Just don't do anything stupid and you'll be fine.
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canadiana
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Go on the mainboard post a little further down on the 3 or 4 people[tourist guides]that were killed on the beach in broad daylight in front of hundreds of tourists.It's on the 1st page.Happened a few days ago.Look under the comments after the article.There are great comments from seasoned tourists to Acapulco that tell you what it's like on the ground during the week and weekends and the day to day stuff there.Invaluable information.
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

Chava
They weren't tourist guides, they were waiters on the beach. It was a "piso" problem, not a tourist problem. I posted the link, and if there were "hundreds" of people on the beach that day, I'll eat my shorts. Even so, I'd like to see it calm down, the locals need the business in a bad way. I hate to downplay things, but, the chances of a tourist getting killed in the middle of this mess is slimmer here than in my town in the U.S.
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canadiana
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Doesn't sound like tourists are getting killed but local vendors are.
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

Mica
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Chava wrote
It's safe for tourists. Just don't do anything stupid and you'll be fine.

I disagree, they are killing people on the beach in the day.  
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

Chava
How many tourists have they killed on the beach day or night?
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

canadiana
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Good stuff Baja!All those links a person should be able to weigh pros and cons.Yeah I would have to think twice also of a place where vendors and waiters are getting whacked even though it's not tourists and a local problem then you just KNOW there's a strong criminal element in the area[the thug factor].Gangs think they are smart by whacking someone to set an example well do you cut off your nose to spite your face?Dumb asses.Problem is is that every time this happens well tourism goes down more and more[Mazatlan a good example when they robbed ppl coming off cruise ships]and the vendors and waiters can't pay the piso.So is it support Acapulco at your own peril so more local people won't die and O yes wasn't it the Governor of Guerrero that wanted all the murders hush hush?Another thing I might question being there's so many extortion based murders that obviously waiters and vendors can't pay well what's next?If the thugs can't get their $$quota for the boss from the locals will it be the next progression to picking on tourists?
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

tuSancho
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Switch tickets to Puerto Vallarta.
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

Mica
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canadiana
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What a good article Mica.A lot more detail interviewing business owners on the ground.
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

Mica
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Here is another good piece, thought I would keep it in this thread.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mexicos-drug-cartels-turned-tourist-183707874.html
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

durrr
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Could be 3 things if you ask me Heheh.....1st i would Think that wifey is the most naive and uninformed human on the face of this earth. 2nd I would give serious thought that she was planning on having me led out there lol there to be wacked.  Fucked up as it is can you honestly think of a better place?
3rd is probably the most likely one in my opinion,  she's bringing a shitload of cells of sicarios l, weapons and drugs, and she's going toe to toe with mencho for Guerrero
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Re: So my wife bought tickets to acapulco for are vacation this year

canadiana
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I will go with number 1,the naïve part but that's what you are there for.You read BB right so she thought anywhere Mexico has a great deal on[Acapulco of course] that you could guide her anywhere in Mexico.