A seductive city nestled on Mexico’s south western coast; Acapulco is a destination that dazzles and delights. Incredible hotels, a never-ending crescent of beautiful beachfront, and some of the most spectacular nightclubs anywhere, are at the forefront of this electrifying tropical escape.
1: Try to arrange accommodations directly on the beach, and there are many superb hotels that fit the bill. It’s so much nicer just wandering from your hotel down to the sand, rather than traipsing several blocks or having to take a cab.
2: Take in the La Quebrada Cliff Divers; in action since the 1930s and a must-see attraction in this fabulous city. Their daredevil plunges from high cliffs into the choppy waters below are simply breath-taking.
3: Savour the nightlife by dancing the night away at some of the unforgettable clubs in Acapulco. While cover charges can be high, they normally include access to an open bar as well; Palladium and Mandara are two of the best.
4: Consider a bar-hopping meander along some of the superb resorts lining the bay; the Hyatt Regency is probably the most amazing, with a gigantic open-air atrium lobby.
5: For a taste of the city’s intriguing history, drop by the Fuerte de San Diego; a centuries-old fortress housing the city’s Historical Museum. The fort was originally constructed in the early 17th century, but has seen some extensive rebuilding and renovation since.
6: For a spectacular dining experience that will be a highlight of your visit, make reservations at Baikal, in the Las Brisas area. Staggering views and mouth-watering cuisine, are just part of the fun at this cutting-edge culinary Mecca.
7: A bit of culture, or upscale shopping, can be enjoyed at Galeria Espacio Pal Kepenyes. One of the city’s best-known artists; Kepenyes’ imaginative sculptures will open your mind and maybe your wallet too.
Don’t forget your camera; Acapulco’s fantastic photo-ops range from the colourful cliff-divers, to sumptuous sunsets.
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