Acapulco has been a second home to celebrities and royalty for generations. Now a mainstream vacation destination, it is home to dozens of luxury resorts and a lively atmosphere that is guaranteed to provide years of great trips. Whether you’re looking for the hustle and excitement of a city atmosphere, or relaxing by the beach in a fishing village with a good book, odds are you can find what you’re looking for in Acapulco.
THINGS TO DO
Acapulco is home to a number of golf courses, health spas, and other land-based activities that will keep you entertained during your trip. Whether you choose to hit the links at Club de Golf Acapulco, or rejuvenate at the Sol y Luna Spa, you'll be in paradise.
Of course, Acapulco Bay is the main attraction here! Head to any one of the amazing beaches in Acapulco for fun in the sun, or be a little more courageous and try surfing lessons! Don't miss the cliff divers at La Quebrada, either!
Many other Mexican vacation destinations are planned resort towns, designed specifically to attract tourists. Acapulco, however, is an historic city with many cultural attractions. Visit the Zocalo (or "Old Acapulco") to mingle with locals, or learn about the city's history at Fuerte San Diego.
Acapulco is a hub for nightlife and social activity. Dining out is the destination's claim to fame, with hundreds of restaurants offering everything from traditional Mexican cuisine to internationally-inspired dishes!
The Zocalo is the best place to shop in Acapulco. This center for shops and restaurants includes the Mercado el Parazal, offering local crafts and goods available for purchase, while La Isla shopping center includes more well-known brand names.
Dinner is perhaps the main attraction in Acapulco. High-quality establishments like Restaurante La Finca Acapulco and Restaurante 68 serve up incredible dishes that you'll remember for years to come. It's also not uncommon to get your fill at dinner, then party the night away at a beachside nightclub!
The rainy season in Acapulco runs from June to October, so be sure to pack an umbrella if you plan on traveling during that timeframe. Other than that, Acapulco stays hot and humid year-round, and sees sunshine almost every day. Getting around Acapulco is fairly easy – rental cars make exploring neighboring villages easy. With so many luxury hotels and resorts to choose from, finding a great place to stay is easy!
- Afternoon siestas are the norm in Acapulco, so don't be surprised if many restaurants and shops close for a short break in the middle of the day.
- Dress codes apply at many nightclubs and restaurants, so pack accordingly.
- While many residents and employees speak English, knowing some basic Spanish may come in handy.
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