Traditional “drunken salsa” was made with “pulque,” an alcoholic home brew fermented from maguey, the plant used for distilling tequila. This recipe calls for beer instead, but you can use tequila instead if you are adventurous. This salsa can be kept in the refrigerator for... more»
On the subject of chiles, Mexican cooking experts have opinions as strong as the chiles themselves. Virtually every Mexican traditional dish uses one kind or another. To the uneducated palate, chiles taste either “hot” or “mild” and that is about it. In reality, chiles come... more»
Tacos "Al Pastor" are a favorite all over Mexico. They are thin slices or chunks of marinated meat, searved in tortillas with several different garnishes. The marinade is a special chile "adobo." In restaurants the meat is placed on a vertical rotisserie, crowned with a... more»
This delicious dish is always welcome when you want to prepare a meal in advance, or when it gets hot (especially in the kitchen).
small flank steak (1 pound)
3 red tomatoes
half a head of iceberg lettuce
1/4 cup of... more»
The best time to come to Acapulco is really a very personal decision. Four factors influence how you decide when the best time is for you to travel: climate, crowds, costs and connections.
Most travel advisers agree that Acapulco is really a year-round destination. The beautiful bay receives 300 or more sunny days per year. It seldom gets very hot, and never gets cold. The worst luck you can have is to encounter cloudy or rainy days, which are few, and occur only in certain months of the year. Look at the graphs below. There is very little fluctuation in humidity... more»
Accomplished Acapulco shoppers may not need to study all of the tips and precautions below, but it would be a good idea to glance through them anyway. These ten tips are just specific examples of thinking ahead and using good sense.
1. Know where you are going, how you are going to get there, and how to get back. It is normal for visitors to become a bit disoriented in a new place, especially when confronting a big change in the language and culture at the same time. This is particularly true of cruise passengers, who may be on the ground... more»
The tropics are acknowledged as a place where insects abound. And to be technical about it, scorpions and spiders are arachnids and in a different class from the ordinary collection of flying insects and ants. This article just touches the high spots of the most amazing arthropods amongst Acapulco's fauna. We will leave the research on flies and mosquitoes to the reader.
The Spanish word for Scorpion is alacrán (of Arabic origin). They come in various sizes and colors: Black, red, and pale beige. The beige ones (güeros) are the worst. They sting, and although rarely fatal (unless you have a... more»
Sharks do not normally attack people, and only about 25 species of sharks have ever been known to do so. Fewer than 100 ocurrences are reported in any year. Humans are much more likely to be killed by bees, lightning or food poisoning than by sharks.
The sharks most dangerous to people are the Great White, the Tiger Shark, the Bull Shark and the Ocean White Tip Shark. The Bull Shark is the most frequent attacker of people, as it swims in very shallow waters where people swim, and is very plentiful. Some of the other sharks known to have attacked... more»
Dolphins are not fish. They are mammals. Thus, they have teeth, are warm-blooded, have a four-chambered heart, and nurse their young from mammary glands. They even have hair - but not a lot! The mothers feed milk to their young for months and the young calf stays with the mother and other dolphins in the pod for years. Dolphins have one blow hole on top of their head and, depending on the species, age and physical condition, can stay submerged for more than 20 minutes. They can travel as much as 80 or 90 miles in a day . Their... more»
Sea Turtles in Acapulco
During the rainy season from June to November each year, sea turtles begin to arrive on the sandy beaches of Acapulco to lay their eggs. Each female sea turtle lays about 100 eggs which she buries under the protective cover of the the sand. Forty-five to fifty days later, the little tortugas emerge and struggle to make their way to the relative safely of the sea (before they get snatched by hungry birds above).
In Acapulco, two main areas have established sea turtle camps for their study and preservation. They are at opposite ends of town: one at... more»