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Acapulco Grand Mayan Palace - Location

An April 2005 trip to Acapulco by Chibichan

Quote: The Grand Mayan is not located near downtown, so if you are into the party scene, you may want to reconsider and take a look at the Crown Palace in the heart of downtown Acapulco, an RCI Property.

Acapulco Grand Mayan Palace - Location

Overview

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Quick Tips: The hotel has a couple of fishing tours, and they are quite expensive. I would suggest you contact Laura Basque at 4857990 for a day of deep-sea fishing; he was charging for a whole day. If you can’t get him on the phone, take a taxi to the Amigo Miguel Restaurant and ask for him there. Try not to make reservations at the hotel for the various tours in Acapulco. Being a resident of the Grand Mayan has its advantages. Go downtown (.50 to Wal-Mart) and walk down the street. You will see podiums with individuals trying to get people to tour The Grand Mayan. Look around and compare the prices on the various activities before you spend money on the tours at the hotel. You ...Read More
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Best Things Nearby:Downtown and, of course, the beachBest Things About the Resort:The beach and roomResort Experience:At the time that we went to the resort, they were remodeling, and there really wasn’t much to do. The one pub was closed, as was the Italian restaurant. That left you with a jazz quartet in the breezeway and a piano bar in the lobby of the hotel. Also, in addition to the kiosk at the pool, there were two places to eat. They do not offer Internet in the rooms but do have an Internet café ($1.50 for 15 minutes). They do have a large swimming pool, but unfortunately, there is no swim-up bar or shade around the pool. There is a water park loca...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 11, 2005

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

Amigo Miguel

Restaurant | "El Amigo Miguel"

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If you love seafood, try the Miguel fillet. It looks nothing like a fillet, but it is fantastic, chock-full of seafood wrapped in bacon with a chipotle sauce. Ask for the waiter who goes by B&B. He doesn’t speak much English, but he's by far one of the nicest in there. This place is more for the locals, hence the fantastic food for the price. Their Margaritas SUCKED.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 11, 2005

Amigo Miguel
Calle Benito Juárez 31
Acapulco, Mexico 39355
+52 744 483 6981

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Yes, it is a tourist location, but their food is very good. I was told that not only is their combination seafood dinner divine, but so is their Chinese food.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 11, 2005

aradise Restaurant Terraza Bar & Beach Club Entertainment
Playa Condesa
Acapulco, Mexico
044

Gamba

Restaurant | "La Gamba"

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The best part of La Gamba are their pina coladas, coconut and rum drinks, and the margaritas. They use fresh coconut juice - walk down the stairs to the beach, and you will see them breaking the coconut for your drinks. The food is good. We ate there once and used it more as a stop-in-for-a-drink location after that.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 11, 2005

Gamba
Playa Condesa s/n
Acapulco, Mexico 39670
+52 74 856508

Deep Sea Fishing

Attraction

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Contact Laura Basque at 4857990 for a day of deep-sea fishing; he was charging $200 for a whole day. If you can’t get him on the phone, take a taxi to the Amigo Miguel Restaurant and ask for him there.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 11, 2005

Deep Sea Fishing
Paseo del Pescador, no. 38
Acapulco, Mexico 30390
+52 74 821398

Tamii Rogers

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

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We recently (April 2005) spent a week at the Grand Mayan Palace in Acapulco, Mexico. Had I known some of the things I learned while I was there, I would venture to guess that my stay would have been more enjoyable. I’ve made a list which corresponds to each paragraph below. This will allow you to avoid wading through my montage of events and get the information that you want. I do suggest to all the potential readers that they at least peruse No. 9. 1. Location 2. Money Exchange 3. Taxis/Tours 4. Making Tour Reservations 5. Deep Sea Fishing 6. Buses 7. Food/Dining In or Out/Restaurants 8. Casinos 9. Airport Travel (Acapulc...Read More