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Acapulco - Beach, Food, Drink & Silver!

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A January 2004 trip to Acapulco by harlgr8dane

Linda Vista Restaurant Photo, Acapulco, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Acapulco is a great place to enjoy a winter vacation. You're practically guaranteed great weather, food, and Mexican culture!

Mayan Palace Acapulco

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Mayan Palace Acapulco Photo, Acapulco, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby:The beaches and almost guaranteed good weather, Taxco, the silver mining town - well worth the drive, the famous Acapulco cliff divers - not to be missed!Best Things About the Resort:The resort is far from downtown, so you can enjoy peace and quiet when you want it!Resort Experience:The lobby area is simply spectacular. The large reflecting pool through the resort entryway is a gorgeous sight! This resort is beyond clean and very well kept! Studio units are large and comfortable. A separate living area has two couches, a coffee table, and a small dining table with chairs. The king-size bed has a TV nearby. For a studio unit, the bathroom...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2004

Mayan Palace Acapulco
Avenida Costera De Las Palmas
Acapulco, Mexico
52 744 4696000

Sea Garden Acapulco Mayan Resort

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Hotel | "Sea Garden Acapulco"

Sea Garden Acapulco Mayan Resort Photo, Acapulco, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby: Best Things About the Resort:It is a little more quiet than the larger Grand Mayan and Mayan Palace, but you can still shuttle to these larger resorts. And best of all, the service is the same!Resort Experience:This resort is close to the Mayan Palace and the Grand Mayan. It is a much smaller and quieter resort. This place is clean, but simple. The resort is very clean. We stayed for a week in a studio unit and another week in a one-bedroom unit. The unit has a small kitchen with a two-burner hotplate, a small fridge, coffee maker, blender etc. There is an L-shaped couch; each segment also has another bed which pulls out from it. There ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 23, 2004

Sea Garden Acapulco Mayan Resort
Avenida De Las Palmas No. 1121
Acapulco, Mexico
52 (744) 469-6002

Linda Vista Restaurant

Restaurant | "Linda Vista"

Linda Vista Restaurant Photo, Acapulco, Mexico
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Linda Vista translated from Spanish is "lovely view," and you certainly will enjoy just that when dining in this open-air restaurant overlooking Acapulco Bay. The food and service here were excellent. But in comparison to many of the other restaurants along this part of town, the prices were very reasonable. I would recommend the house salad – it has apples, goat cheese, nuts, and a wonderful dressing. The Caesar salad was also good. The filet mignon was fabulous. I also had shrimp with my steak – which was also very good. We were provided with several sauces at our table for our food: butter, garlic butter, an orange sauce, a Mexican sauce, and gravy. For your sweet tooth, dessert was sli...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2004

Linda Vista Restaurant
Carretera Escencia Las Brisas, Centro Comercial La Vista
Acapulco, Mexico
+(7) 446 55 50

La Quebrada Cliff Divers

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Attraction | "Cliff Divers"

La Quebrada Cliff Divers Photo, Acapulco, Mexico
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A trip to Acapulco cannot be complete without a visit to La Quebrada to see these fearless cliff divers! For a mere 30 pesos (US$3), you gain entry to the observation area. These brave divers swim across a narrow channel 21 feet in width and climb up the side of the cliff across the way using their bare hands and feet -- no ropes! They climb over 100 feet above the treacherous waves that are crashing into the rocks below. After a brief prayer said in front of a small monument, they take their turns in the fantastic dive show! Some jump solo, others in pairs or triplets! The water is only 11 feet deep in the channel below, so their jump timing with the incoming waves is critical!...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2004

La Quebrada Cliff Divers
Cliffs of La Quebrada
Acapulco, Mexico 39390

Taxco, the Silver City

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Taxco Photo, Taxco, Mexico
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If visiting a charming authentic Mexican city that can double as shopping trip is on your agenda, then a trip to Taxco is for you! This city is about 250km from Acapulco on a long, windy, and sometimes frightening road! It will take over 3 hours by car, but this trip is well worth it! The drive is scenic – we saw people riding donkeys, farmers herding cattle right on the road, wild pigs, cactus growing on the hillsides, and small villages. On the drive, you will pass the capital of the state of Guerrero, Chilpancingo, and also Iguala, a town where there is both silver and gold mining. Taxco is about 1700m above sea level and after rich mineral deposits were discovered in the area it beca...Read More