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Sep152010

September 2010 Newsletter

Hola from Acapulco!

Summer is in its waning days in the Northern Hemisphere and, by the looks of the current temperatures in many Canadian and US cities, it is already gone!

Vancouver is recording highs of 17C/62F, Toronto 14C/57F, New York and Boston 21C/69F.  Those leaves changing color are pretty but it will only be a few more degrees lower and we’ll start seeing all the Canadians and Americans escaping the cold down here in balmy Acapulco.

Did You Know?

But what is interesting is that many northerners assume that Mexico, and other Central and South American countries are all hot.

Many don’t realize that places like Mexico City and Bogota, Colombia can be very cold.  Even in the summer Mexico City’s average high temperature is around 22C/72F.  Sure, that’s not that cold, but the average overnight low in January is 6C/43F.  It is always amusing to see the odd northerner walking around Mexico City in shorts and sandals in near-freezing temperature as they get a quick lesson in how altitude affects temperature.

And that is why Mexico City can get so cold, because it is based at a very high altitude – 2,240 meters (7,350 feet).

I don’t laugh at the foreigners in Mexico City who are so underdressed too much, though, because I did the same thing upon my first trip to Bogota, Colombia. Bogota is a really nice, beautiful city but it is even higher up than Mexico City at 2,640 meters (8,678 feet).

Weather Pattern Changes

All of this talk about weather was because I wanted to talk a bit in this month’s newsletter about how there have been distinct weather pattern changes in this entire region.  While Al Gore flies around in his private jets selling global warming the actual scientific facts are that the world has been in a cooling period for the last 10 years.

This past winter people in Miami spotted snow and hit overnight lows of 0C/35F and vacationers in Cancun were hit by wave after wave of cold fronts leaving their Mexican holiday more of a sweater and a hot chocolate type of affair!

Interestingly, one of the only regions that retained warm, balmy weather all throughout the winter was the very southwest of Mexico where Acapulco is located.

And so, for those looking for a Mexican vacation home and have dreams of balmy, humid tropical nights I suggest you take a look at recent weather pattern changes before making a purchase.  What once was hot in recent years may have cooled considerably!

Hasta Luego!

And with that I really should get down to the pool for my daily free dose of Vitamin D.

As I always mention when I sign off, don’t forget that we offer discounts for rentals of our suites in our hotel for interested buyers.  So if you’d like to come down and check out the city and our units, email us directly and we will try to get you into one of our suites at the hotel, Las Torres Gemelas Private Suites (http://LTGPS.com), so you can try living in one of our remodeled suites and living in the resort to see how you like it before you buy. 

And as summer fades remember that watching NHL hockey  or NFL football is much better in the tropics on the beach in HD on your flatscreen TV than it is sitting in the frozen stands in Green Bay or New England.  Trust me, it is!

Until next month!

Jeff Berwick

Manager

AcaCondos & Las Torres Gemelas Private Suites hotel