Cerro El Veladero
|Cerro El Veladero|
The mountain rising behind Acapulco
|Elevation||918 m (3,012 ft)|
The Cerro El Veladero is southwest of El Veladero (Veladero Morelos), northwest of Carabalí and northeast of Pueblo Nuevo. The mountain has an elevation of 918 metres (3,012 ft). It was the site of the Battle of El Veladero during the Mexican War of Independence.
The mountain is protected by the Parque nacional El Veladero, created in 1980 with an area of almost 3,160 hectares (7,800 acres). The park was created with the goal of improving the environment of the area known as the amphitheater of Acapulco Bay and the Cerro Veladero, which has historical importance. Vegetation is medium frest with isolated oaks. Fauna include songbirds, osprey, iguana and boa.