Acapulco was once the favorite vacation destination for North American elites, often frequented by celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, not to mention all the others. These days, Acapulco is accessible to nearly everyone, which means that the amount of budget accommodations has also grown just as much. This influx of budget accommodations alongside the charming vintage hotels of Acapulco make this city one of the most distinctive destinations among the others.
Acapulco is served by Acapulco International Airport
, which is near Puerto Marques and offers plenty of budget and luxury accommodations for those who’d rather stay closer to the airport than venture into the main resort areas of Acapulco.
While Old Town Acapulco has some vintage accommodations, the districts to the east of town are more focused on more modern hotels and resorts, with areas such as the Hotel Zone featuring many high-rise hotels and golf courses as well as beach bars and nightclubs.
Of course, a visit to Acapulco is almost synonymous with the beach, and rightfully so. The coastline’s beaches are beautiful, and plenty of people know it, which explains the crowds on the beaches. If looking to get away from the congestion, head to the beaches of Isla de la Roqueta
and don’t miss a chance to see the La Quebrada Cliff Divers
, a must-see for anyone who visits this area.
There’s a lot more to see and do in Acapulco, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.