This guide to Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco focuses on Mexico's Pacific Coast. In addition to Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, it covers Costa Alegre, Manzanillo, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Taxco, Puerto Escondido and Huatulco. It describes all the main sights, area by area, in an easily navigable format. Descriptions of tourist attractions include sophisticated resort towns, tranquil villages, pristine palm-fringed beaches, and the best areas for tropical flora and fauna. The guide also contains background historical information, advice on shopping and entertainment and the low-down on eating out. There is an A-Z of practical information, listings of recommended hotels and restaurants and useful expressions in Spanish. You can learn the art of bargaining and the proper way to drink tequila. Maps show Mexico's Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, and there are dozens of colour photographs throughout.