Acapulco Yacht Club
25 April 2014 | Acapulco Bay
Dave, clear, sunny, warm
After what was to be our last day in Acapulco we headed to AYC for fuel and just to see the place. We got inside and wow! What a nice facility. We bought fuel and in the processe checked in for a day. It was expensive, but like the La Clavadista show, we're only here once. And, it was nice to enjoy long luxurious showers.
They have a nice open air restaurant and bar area next to a very large pool. This is a full service club, people even live here in adjoining residences, homes and condos within the grounds. So, we parked Pacifico in a pretty pricy slip and got the boat cleaned, bottom and topside and he helped us land and leave for $600 pesos. That's a deal. The docks here are concrete and fixed, not floating, and after a night I could see why and also why this bay was so clean. There is surge here that you won't believe. It made Oceanside's J dock on a bad day seem calm. But, we were in a beautiful spot in the heart of the old part of the bay and enjoying it. We took a dinghy ride and found a great fisherman's palapa restaurant for dinner, what a contrast to AYC.
The next day we were off, heading west and a little north back towards Zihuatanejo, about 125 nm, which we did without any stops this time. It was pretty rough the first day out, reminded me of doing the "Bash" north from Cabo, but that night and the second day were fine. If you have not consulted a chart, Acapulco is situated east of Denver, someplace under Kansas, so the coast down here runs more east to west than north to south.