We had done this drive two years ago, so we knew that the only difficult area was getting around Acapulco. You don’t want to be driving a motorhome through Acapulco, so there’s a bypass route that’s not very direct, but it avoids any congested areas. One of the sections of this route is a 15 km (9 mile) toll road, which is nice to drive on but again, toll roads are pretty expensive in Mexico. It cost 84 pesos ($7.00) to drive this section of road. We’re not sure why, but we were given the car rate instead of the bus rate.
One guy with a shovel did all this?
It wasn’t a bad drive today but it still took us about 3 ½ hours to do almost 180 kms (112 miles).
You can see the detour we took around the city of Acapulco.
So we pulled into the Acapulco Trailer Park just north (west?) of Acapulco. We had been here before, and it’s not really our type of park, but it will do for a couple of days. It's one of the more expensive parks, at 250 pesos ($21.00) per night. But that includes wi-fi and water and all the ammenities and Sherman needs a good cleanup. We can get caught up on internet and do a big grocery shop.
People in Fort Myers Beach Florida pay well over $100.00 a night for a spot like this! So maybe $21.00 is not so bad...
The park is busier than we expected. There are maybe 15 units here, a couple of them stay all winter. Three or four are from Germany. One of them has been in South America, and is heading for Alaska. Two or three are from Quebec. One is from Montana, and a couple from British Columbia.
Spent the afternoon on the internet and doing some reading. Went for a walk on the beach around 6:30pm and watched the sunset. Acapulco sunsets are legendary, and you can be guaranteed a beautiful picture every night.
There's another military base here, and you're not allowed to walk on this section of beach. This guy makes sure that you don't!