Acapulco’s non-stop nightlife is legendary.
The town comes alive at night, when disco hopping takes center stage.
There is no place in the world that can rival Acapulco for sophisticated,
dazzling, discos. Many feature heavenly bay views, fireworks, and laser
shows – with impeccable service.
For non-dancers, there are dozens of
popular lobby bars, featuring Vegas-style entertainment.
Some of Mexico’s best international and Mexican cuisine is served around
Acapulco Bay. Choose from restaurants with sumptuous bay views, or go
casual at one of Acapulco’s plentiful, fun-filled bistros. For family
activities, Acapulco offers calm beaches, several parks, and the CiCi
Water Sports Park for children.
(cliff divers) at
La Quebrada. The divers leap from cliffs 136 above the crashing
Pacific, landing in an 11 ft. deep inlet.
and Shopping in the boutiques and handicrafts markets along the
El Fuerte de
San Diego, a
fort built in the 18th century to protect Acapulco from pirates and home
of the Anthropology Museum
La Casa de
(“The House of Masks”) in downtown Acapulco with its collection of
Guerrero masks. Guerrero is renowned for its folk art and masks, some of
which are worn in its traditional folkloric dances.
in for a drink at the hilltop Los Flamingos Hotel, built in the 1930’s –
where Hollywood’s biggest stars including Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, &
Gary Cooper partied.
The Home of
Dolores Olmedo is a work of art. In 1956, the renowned Mexican artist
Diego Rivera covered its outside wall with a mural of colorful mosaic
tiles, shells, and stones. The unique work is one of his last.
The Best Nightlife:
Acapulco Discos – “Nightlife
can't possibly get more lavish, extravagant, or flashy than it is in
Acapulco, Mexico's hands-down diva. This city's main cultural attractions
are the clubs that jam until sunrise, several of which have walls of
windows overlooking the bay.”
The Best Culinary
Experiences: “El Mirador”, for Margaritas.
You can enjoy a great margarita at many places in Mexico, but this is the
only one that serves them with a view of the spectacular La Quebrada cliff
divers” (located in the Hotel Plaza Las Glorias).
Frommer’s “Best of