After being in a bunch of marinas in the sticks, we finally pulled into our first real port in MX, Acapulco.
Acapulco is gorgeous, but the boating is a nightmare.
There are derelicts on mooring buoys everywhere and lots of channel marker buoys that contradict each other.
There are very few guest slips and nobody would answer up on the air when we hailed them, so we just tied up to the first open dock we found at La Marina. There was no power or water, but at least we had a place to tie up.
The bay in Acapulco is filthy, with garbage floating everywhere.
The fuel "dock" is a nightmare. You have to tie the bow off on a buoy and then back up to a tall cement wall and tie the stern off on both corners. There is a big surge that does its best to smash you against the wall. The process took around 40 minutes, with most of the time spent wondering where the attendant went. No bueno.
On the plus side, we finally got our oil pressure sensor that we had to get overnighted from San Diego (photo).
We ended up staying at an incredible hotel, Las Brisas. It is high up on the hill above Acapulco. The place is 50's hip. There are no elevators, so all transportation is done by one of their 200 pink jeeps. Every room has a million dollar view and a private pool overlooking the bay. If you are ever in Acapulco, stay here.
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