Acapulco Journals

Long weekend in Acapulco

A September 2005 trip to Acapulco by Vikike

Quote: Long weekend in Acapulco, the first beach resort of Mexico, with great playas and sizzling nightlife.

Long weekend in Acapulco

Overview

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Beaches, nightlife, and dining.

Quick Tips:

Take light clothes with you. It is very hot!!!

Best Way To Get Around:

Fly in, take a car from Mexico City (4 hours on highway), or take a bus from Mexico City (5 hours with Estrella de Oro, 60 dollars for a return ticket).

Villa Vera Hotel & Racquet Club

Hotel | "Villa Vera Hotel & Racquet Club"

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Best Things Nearby:The beaches and nightlife of Acapulco.Best Things About the Resort:The three pools, the view of the bay of Acapulco, the breakfast they serve in the pool bar.Resort Experience: One of the Gold Crown Resorts of RCI in Acapulco. Even though the resort is not on the beach, but on the hillside, it is very well located with the center of the city, the strip, nearby, and if you plan to go a little further, the taxis are a good price - just make sure to order them through reception. As the resort is on the hillside, it has steep streets inside, but there is a courtesy car at the reception and they are happy to drive you up to ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2005

Zorrito

Restaurant | "El Zorrito"

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Traditional Mexican restaurant located right on the strip in Acapulco. It is a half-open restaurant, meaning that there are no walls towards the street, so even though you are sitting under the roof, you can still feel the tropical breeze and the excitement of the main street. The food is delicious and cheap, and even before you order your meal, they serve tacos and tortillas with salsa, guacamole, and frijoles refritos, which is a cream made of smashed beans. To accompany your dinner, try Mexican beer, Sol or Corona, or if you prefer non-alcoholic beverages, try the lemonada with ice, which is very refreshing.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2005

Zorrito
Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán, 186
Acapulco, Mexico 39670
+52 74 485 3735

Mandara

Attraction

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The Mandara is a fairly new discotheque located on the road from the center of Acapulco towards the airport. The club is on the hillside, so from its floor-to-ceiling glass windows you have a beautiful view of the Bay of Acapulco. There is a cover charge of 250 pesos for women and 350 pesos for men, including open bar. The music combines international and Latin hits, and has an elegant, but very relaxed atmosphere combined with great service.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 7, 2005

Mandara
Carretera Escenica S/N
Acapulco, Mexico

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Even though Acapulco was the first beach resort of Mexico, it still maintains its charm. If you are approaching Acapulco by car from the direction of Mexico City, an hour away from Acapulco you can already feel the tropical climate and humid air of Acapulco. The beach in Acapulco is rather a bustling city-beach, so if you are seeking to relax on the beach it is well worth visiting the beach in the new Diamante zone of Acapulco, which is a 15-minute drive from the center. If you intend to go out, you can always find people on the strip and the beach handing out coupons for discounts to clubs, so take advantage to get a discounted cover price. ...Read More