Palma Sola Archaeological Zone is Acapulco’s main archaeological discovery, consisting of ancient Indian petroglyphs (primitive cave drawings) dating back some 2,000 years before the pre-classic period.
Through the engravings, it is possible to understand points of the society that shaped its ideas in this place between the Late Preclassic (450 BC to 200 AD) and Traditional (200 to 650 AD), finding mythical, geographical, lineage, agricultural and cultural cults. time measurement.
Emphasizes the schematic representation of the human being, by means of circles and squares for the head and lines for the body, abounding fantastic individuals, deities, priests and probably descendants of leaders embodied in stone.
The last section of the walk must be done on foot, ascending the old steps left by the settlers evicted from the federal region, following the popular street such as “La Mona”.
By means of public transportation, it is feasible to take a van on Santa Cruz Avenue, which arrives one block from the archaeological region.
39510, Palma Sola, 39510 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro. From the town of Acapulco de Juárez, head north along Costera Miguel Alemán, to the junction with Avenida Escudero, continuing along Aquiles Serdán and Constituyentes until the junction with Avenida Palma Sola and from there to its terminus.
The Palma Sola Archaeological Zone is exotic, located at the foot of a mountain, with lush vegetation everywhere and an excellent view of the bay. The site, with 18 stones, is still being studied by the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH).
Single Palm Acapulco
The site is worth a visit for ecotourists and history buffs, as it is believed that the first inhabitants, the Yopes, made a drawing about which little is known. There is no cost to visit the site and arrangements can be made at Fort San Diego.
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Recommendations: Wear shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat and carry plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Services available: The place has parking, reception, toilet and exhibition hall.
How can I refer to the Palma Sola archaeological zone?
Colonia palma sola acapulco, ruins of palma sola acapulco