September was a rough month for Mexico's seaside resort destination Acapulco. The city was slammed by Tropical Storm Manuel, triggering flash floods and leaving about 40,000 tourists stranded. Fortunately, the sun is beginning to shine in Acapulco again.
According to the Secretary of Tourism for the State of Guerrero, Javier Aluni, tourism infrastructure and services are open and operating normally. "We are happy to report that all tourism operations in all three Sun Triangle destinations (Acapulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Taxco) were resumed shortly following the storm as a result of the hard work and dedication of the hotels and local authorities as well as the support of President Enrique Peña Nieto and our Governor Angel Aguirre Rivero," Aluni said in a statement.
All tourism zones are operating normally, with all roads accessible and safe. The road access to Mexico City reopened on September 20. At the moment there is no charge for motorists traveling the highway, until the road is fully restored.
While Acapulco's airport was closed, today it is open with flights fully operational. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo's international airport is also operating normally. National airlines Interjet and Aeromar are offering special rates for travelers from Mexico City and Toluca airports to Acapulco and Ixtapa through the end of October.