Acapulco, a resort city on Mexico’s Pacific coast, is set on a large bay backed by high-rises and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. Made famous by the jet-setters back in the 50s and 60s for its high-energy nightlife, it has spectacular beaches, iconic cliffs, and a small cove (for me, some of the scenery is reminiscent of Europe).
Did you know: The city is best known as one of Mexico’s oldest and most well-known beach resorts, which came into prominence in the 1950s as a getaway for Hollywood stars and millionaires? Acapulco is still famous and still attracts many tourists, although most are now from Mexico itself. The resort area is divided in two: the northern end of the bay is the “traditional” area, where the famous vacationed, and the south end is dominated by newer luxury high-rise hotels.
Acapulco is slowly becoming the place to come back to. Yes, it was UBER popular in its hey days throughout the 80’s and 90’s. Then it was considered PARTY CENTRAL of Mexico… one did not sleep due to the endless dancing from midnight until sunrise, not to mention the countless nightclubs that kept everyone hopping. While Acapulco Bay and its beaches give the people a place to perfect their tans by day, the gourmet restaurants and exceptional water sports makes one’s stay truly unforgettable. WATCH OUT folks – it’s all coming back with a vengeance.
The actual name is Acapulco de Juárez. Make no mistake – it is a bustling city with a major seaport in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, approx. 380 kilometres south from Mexico City. Acapulco is located on a deep, semicircular bay and has been a port since the early colonial period of Mexico’s history. It is a port of call for shipping and cruise lines running between Panama, San Francisco and California.
FUN FACT: The city of Acapulco is the largest in the state, larger than the state capital of Chilpancingo. Acapulco is also Mexico’s largest beach and spa resort. Yes, one can not only party the night away but also actually rest there (bet you thought it was a party-all-the-time place…)
Conclusion: It’s a MUST MUST re-visit spot…
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