Triangle of the Sun
Triangle of the Sun
Triángulo del Sol
Location of the Triangle of the Sun
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The Triangle of the Sun is a tourist area in the state of Guerrero that runs through the Sierra Madre del Sur of that state. This tourist area is formed by the cities of Acapulco in the south, the pair of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo in the north, and Taxco in the center of the state. These cities are those that receive more tourists in Guerrero.
Acapulco was the first tourist destination in México which was released worldwide. And now the fate that has the biggest number of tourists in the state. In addition to being an important port of trade in the New Spain, is currently one of the earliest and most important ports in Mexico as a scale for shipping and intersection of lines running between Panama and San Francisco. Acapulco became his world famous in 1950, being visited mainly by Hollywood stars, now Acapulco is still famous for its nightlife and still attracts many vacationers, although most are national, becoming one of Mexico tourist destinations most important along with Cancun and Mexico City.
Ixtapa is a beach resort offers a variety of hotels, there are over 5,000 hotel rooms available for tourists Ixtapa. This resort is a tourist development planned by the government that included a hotel zone, shopping areas and new housing areas especially to attract international tourists.
It has confused the term Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is thinking that one city, but in reality is named for its proximity to the municipal seat is Zihuatanejo. 4 Marina Ixtapa has a 2 km 2. It consists of sailing facilities with capacity for 621 yachts mooring, private villas, restaurants, shops, a beach club and a tennis center, and a golf course with 18 holes, crossed by canals, was designed by Robert Von Hagge . In 1976, he built the international airport, located just 10 minutes from the city by the National Zihuatanejo-Acapulco highway that serves the cities of Ixtapa To Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo travel between there are numerous options, from collective to taxis. There is a regular service between the two cities minibuses every half-hour to 23 hours.
Unlike Acapulco and Zihuatanejo, Taxco is a colonial city and is the oldest mining center of the continent so the Ministry of Tourism has been named as People Luzy Magic City. The Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park have been one of the attractions of this city visited, as well as museums, Panoramic Christ, Churches, Temples, among others. Taxco is the oldest mining center of the continent, why is known for its silver mines, which have existed since colonial times, so its Traditional silver worked is world-renowned. Taxco is the oldest mining center of the continent, why is known for its silver mines, which have existed since the viceroyalty. Since 1800, the population began to extract silver Taxco, which is not much by the melting of the mine and a lot of loose oil extraction of silver. The city of Taxco still retains much of its colonial style.
Zihuatanejo is a small historic fishing port in the state of Guerrero near Ixtapa, which has had a huge growth in population and economic activity through tourism. The wide variety of beaches, the hospitality of its people and its rich gastronomic Zihuatanejo make major beach resorts in Mexico. It extends around the Bay of Zihuatanejo and inland toward the mountains of the Sierra Madre del Sur. The city is the seat of government of the municipality and the principal community in the region. Since 1970, has been developed in close collaboration with Ixtapa, but conserving its traditional Mexican flare. The city center is located at the northern end of the bay. The center still has its narrow streets paved with stones or bricks. The city also has a long-standing community of Swiss and Italian immigrants.
|Destination||Occupied rooms||Available rooms||Hotel occupation|
|Acapulco||9 178||18 806||48.8|
|Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo||3 618||6 282||57.6|
|Triangle of the Sun||13 149||25 982||50.6|
Means of Transport
To reach this tourist area there are different means of transport such as:
- General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport
- Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
- Mexican Federal Highway 95
- Autopista del Sol
Otras Zonas Turísticas de México
- http://www.taxco.com.mx/mexico/taxco-y-su-region/18654-85705-0-1/El+Triangulo+del+Sol.html[permanent dead link]
- http://www.agenciairza.com/2012/04/repunta-ocupacion-hotelera-en-el-triangulo-del-sol/[permanent dead link]
- http://suite101.net/article/acapulco-centro-turistico-por-excelencia-a36810[permanent dead link]
- (in Spanish) Sitio web oficial
- (in Spanish) Portal de Guerrero
- (in Spanish) Portal de Acapulco
- (in Spanish) Portal de Taxco
- (in Spanish) Portal de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
- ixtapa-zihuatanejo.com Tourist guide for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Official website of Zihuatanejo Hotels Assoc. What to do, where to go and much more. Spanish and English.