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- Acapulco, 39300
Refurbished about ten years ago, Acapulco's historic central square is home to the attractive old cathedral (a new one is being built) where worshippers and beggars wander in and out continually. Shady and squawking with jays (watch out for getting pooped on), this is a great spot for an hour's people-watching, from the balloon and cotton-candy sellers to scrawny old guys shining shoes. Some craft shops around sell trinkets, souvenirs, shawls and summery dresses, and religious gift shops sport doleful statues of Jesus, Mary and saints. There is a bank and good shoe shop on the corner and at the back a wide range of internet cafes, many open late. The Zócalo is over the road from the bay, and enjoying an ice-cream on the Malecón (the same seafront road that really is called Costera Miguel Alemán) while watching the boats adds to the pleasure of a leisurely visit.
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