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May 20, 2011
by Dennis Piszko
February 21, 2007
From journal Grand Mayan
November 19, 2006
We just returned from a FANTASTIC eight-day vacation with three other couples. The pool may not be as long as advertised but you will be tired after walking a lap of 2,700 feet. The evenings on the beach with friends, snacks, and alcohol will live in our collective memories forever. We had strength in numbers when dealing with the beach vendors but don't be afraid because a firm and consistent NO sends them on their way.Our entire trip was made more special by the exclusive use of Roberto and Benjamin Alarcon as our transportation providers. They are both very fluent in English, are native to the area, and seem to have connections wherever you travel or at whatever attraction you may want to see. If they say they will be there at a certain time, THEY WILL BE THERE! Another advantage they have is if one of them is busy their brother fills in for them and they are both outstanding.Their contact info is-Roberto AlarconTel from USA: +521-744-421-96-08Tel in Acapulco: 044-744-421-96-08Benjamin AlarconTel from USA:+521-744-530-79-90Tel from Acapulco: 044-744-530-79-90I hope you enjoy your time in PARADISE, because we sure did!
From journal Mexican Paradise
April 8, 2006
From journal Acapulco - The Good Life
January 15, 2006
From journal Week at Grand Mayan Acapulco
East Patchogue, New York
October 19, 2005
From journal Vacation in Paradise
San Diego, California
June 13, 2005
The pools were very clean. There was even an enormous pool area dedicated to kids, with huge plastic toys and inner tubes for them to play with. The pools were just amazing, with rock features and waterfalls throughout. The resort itself has a huge pond just beyond the entrance full of all kinds of fish. Here there are sculptures everywhere and marble and travertine tile floors and walls.
There are three restaurants, one of which is a buffet with a changing theme nightly. The other is ocean-view seafood dining. The third was closed for renovation while I was there. The least expensive place to eat was at the poolside snack bar. The biggest culinary disappointment for me was that there was nowhere to get Mexican food at the resort beyond nachos and guacamole at the snack bar! I had to travel into the bay area for Mexican food, because there are no restaurants nearby the resort. There is an upscale bar that has 2-for-1 happy-hour specials nightly.
The Grand Mayan is a 20-minute taxi ride from Acapulco Bay, which is where all the famous nightlife is located, as well as the open-air flea markets, where you can try your hand at bargaining for beautiful Mexican goods. This is definitely where I'd recommend getting your authentic food!
The resort sponsors many day trips, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, trips to see the cliff divers (a must-see), tours around Old Acapulco, and other things of general interest. I went during the last part of May and beginning of June. I packed long pants and long-sleeved shirts, but I didn't need them, even at night, unless I was indoors somewhere that was air-conditioned. Part of the resort is inside, and the other part is open-air, so it can get humid when you're just walking around the grounds. Pack accordingly!
From journal Memorial Week in Acapulco
by Gerry Fraenkel
Kingston, New York
March 28, 2005
From journal Grand Mayan Acapulco: Not So Grand
December 15, 2004
Rooms were stunning, and you need an ocean view to enjoy the place. The pool on the balcony was a welcome relief in the 100°F weather. The bed was comfortable, and the soaker tub was nice after a long day. There was lots of marble, inside and out, and a friendly staff.
Beware of the 90-minute presentation they offer for 15% off food and drinks. It took 8 hours, and they wouldn't take no for an answer.
From journal Heaven in Mexico
by Juli A
October 21, 2004
The Grand Mayan is a resort that you would never have to leave. There are plenty of restaurants, a small grocery store, and plenty of activities to do. The Grand Mayan is actually a new building at the Mayan Palace resort.
From journal Grand Mayan Acapulco