July 2011 Blog
Hello from beautiful Acapulco!
Welcome to our new monthly blog!
June, as always in Acapulco, was very quiet but now the busy Mexican tourist season (July and August) has begun. If you like peace and quiet, July and August are not the months to come to Acapulco. The quietest months here are June and October.
However, if you don't mind the buzz of activity and people, July and August are your months to come!
The "rainy season" runs from June to November.
But how rainy is rainy season in Acapulco? Well, to put it simply, it rarely ever rains - at least on this side of the mountains (more on that below). At the worst of it, there may be a rain shower lasting 20-30 minutes in the evening two or three days a week. It's actually quite nice as it cools things off as the period over the summer gets almost a little too humid and hot. We've been running our air conditioner non-stop for the last few days. That is a big difference from the period between November and April where we would never run the A/C in the day - the breeze from the ocean was always more than enough to keep the temperature in our suite very comfortable.
It can rain a lot here on certain occassions though. Those occassions? Hurricanes and tropical storms.
Acapulco is quite nicely situated in the very south of Mexico and is only about 100-200 miles from where the hurricanes in this part of the world usually form. So, it is very rare when a hurricane gathers sufficient strength so quickly that it causes much problem in Acapulco. Any hurricane usually passes by as a weak storm and usually gains strength as it approaches Puerta Vallarta and Cabo up north.
The last major hurricane in Acapulco was fourteen years ago with Hurricane Pauline in 1997. There was no major damage here where we are but unfortunately much of Acapulco is built onto the hillsides and many people lost their homes and lives in mudslides.
Not many people realize, but Acapulco is a very large city and a large part of the city is actually on the other side of the large hills - a totally different world, really, if you ever go over to 'the other side'. That side, by the way, are where there are sometimes some drug trafficking related problems.
One neat geological irregularity here in Acapulco is that those hills actually keep out a lot of precipitation from inside the bay - where we are situated. But, because there is a fair amount of rain on the other side of the hills and at the top of the hills, Acapulco Bay is incredibly green and lush year round despite rarely ever having rain here. It is a very special place for this reason alone.
BUY A SUITE
Las Torres Gemelas Private Suites is a unique set-up. All of our suites are privately owned and in the same building. Our sister company, AcaCondos, renovates and sells the condominiums and the renovations are always to the standards of the hotel so any of the owners of the suites can place their suites in our hotel whenever they are not using them to generate excellent income.
One of our studio suites, for the last year, earned a 7% ROI after all expenses. It sold for $72,500 and earned $5,000 in income last year.
That beats most other investments in the world right now - and as a side benefit you also own a beachfront condo that you can use whenever you like, basically, for free!
UNTIL NEXT MONTH
Bookings for this upcoming winter are filling up fast so if you'd like to book, we suggest you do so as soon as possible.
That's all from the beach this month!