Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2021
Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2021
Reviewed on Apr. 15, 2021
If you're desperate to escape the hectic rush of the city, an Acapulco vacation is just the ticket. There’s no shortage of stunning views to take in during a trip to Acapulco. Those who love the water may already be familiar with Playa Revolcadero (7 miles (11 km) away) and will probably want to stay nearby. But don't stress if the nearest accommodation options are reserved. Many sightseers also book Acapulco vacation deals around Condesa Beach and Majahua Beach.
Known as one of Mexico’s first resort destinations, Acapulco is a vibrant town with some major claims to fame. During its mid-century heyday, the city played host to famous names like Kennedy, Sinatra and Presley, and Elvis himself shot the celebrated “Fun in Acapulco" on its sandy shores. Though times may have changed — celebrities tend to congregate in the country’s more remote areas now — the best Acapulco vacations still conjure a bit of that glamorous era.
Of course, Acapulco vacation packages offer more than a glimpse of the past. Tourists love the iconic destination for the effortless way in which it mixes old and new, and you’ll find pockets of modern restaurants, nightclubs and boutiques intermingling with 17th-century sights. Zocalo is an especially good place to see the combination in action; situated near the town’s western end, this tree-lined town square offers a stunning cathedral and several chilled-out sidewalk cafes. Plus, the Acapulco all inclusive vacation packages in this area will put you in a great spot to witness the famous cliff diving in nearby La Quebrada.
Still, nothing defines an Acapulco vacation quite like a trip to the city’s beaches. Caleta Beach is the most popular, and it’s a fantastic family place for swimming and building sand castles. Spring-breakers tend to get their kicks at nearby Icacos, and locals trek out to Puerto Marques for the calm waters and picturesque vistas.
Even more serene is Pie de la Cuesta. Situated just beyond the main strip, this hushed area is a resort town within a resort town, and vacationers head here for the incredible sunsets, delicious restaurants and upscale Acapulco all inclusive resorts. You’ll also be in a good location to explore the city’s best deep sea diving, scuba diving and snorkeling spots.
Whether you’re planning to dive in La Quebrada or shop 'til you drop on the streets of Zocalo, Acapulco is an unbeatable place to escape the daily grind. Jet off to this area, and you’ll be able to bask in a modern paradise with a seriously gilded past.