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October 11, 2004
From journal Getaway at the Mayan Palace in Acapulco
The unit that I got was a one-bedroom for five people, with a partial kitchen. The unit has everything and is very comfortable. There are about three restaurants in the resort.
The food is great, but they are just a little expensive if you're talking in pesos, but the food is still worth it.
Santa Cruz, California
October 9, 2004
We spent a lot of time by the pool and on the beach. The pool is huge with nice waterfalls and tons of space--it never felt too crowded. I participated in the water aerobics a few times--fun but not much of a work out.
You did have to get up pretty early (7-8am) to get a shady chair by the pool but you can jump in the pool when you get too hot -- just make sure to bring down extra suntan lotion and re-apply frequently. I also highly recommend getting a bit of a tan before arriving -- a good base tan helped me from getting too burned.
We negotiated with a cab driver to show us the sights in town one day ($40 for about 4-5hours). It was a good way to get acquainted with Acapulco -- he took us to historic hotels with great panoramic views, to Diego Rivera's mural on the wall of a home in town, took us to shop downtown, and to Walmart for groceries. Rides to town were expensive ($30-40 round trip) because it is a 20-30 minute ride. Great advice we got was to walk down to the road right in front of the lobby instead of having the resort get you a cab -- it's cheaper and make sure you negotiate the price before you get in the car and whether or not you are looking for a round trip.
We did some scuba diving with Swiss Diver's Association and highly recommend them. ($70/person 2 tanks including all gear, sandwiches and drinks AND transportation to and from Mayan Palace!!). With any excursions you book make sure you know whether or not transportation to AND from the resort is included --the price goes up quick if not.
The beach was wonderful -- great for long walks, having a shady spot to read and relax (the beach staff will set up umbrellas and chairs for you). The waves were a lot of fun to play in and body surf if you are careful -- the currents can be quite strong. For those of you who surf there were never more than two or three guys out but they seemed to be getting pretty long, waist and shoulder high rides on good days. Also there was a group of dolphins that hung out in front of the resort that were rumored to "play" with the surfers some mornings.
We watched beautiful sunsets every night on the beach under a palapa, walked up the beach to the Princess for chocolate croissants and lattes for breakfast, and had romantic dinners both in town and at the resort. We came home feeling refreshed, relaxed, and ready to plan our next trip.
From journal Our 1st Trip to Acapulco
August 2, 2004
From journal Mayan Palace Blues
June 7, 2004
Overall, it's a pretty nice resort. Definitely use valet parking for 260 pesos or you will be parking on the street. Expect a LONG hike to your room. The A/C kicks hard. There's no balcony to speak of. Avoid the elevators and take the stairs.
From journal Fun in the Sun
San Diego, California
May 20, 2004
The beach was pretty quiet, but very hot. Walking the length of the pool in front of the towers to the pool bar is very nice. They were working on the little train that goes around the property, so we didn't get to see it run. I didn't do the free breakfast talk, so I didn't have to sit through getting beat up by someone trying to sell me a timeshare. If you want a timeshare, then do it, but if not, don't bother. The waterfalls at the pool are pretty nice to hang out in when it's hot out.
From journal Week in Mexico
International Falls, Minnesota
April 12, 2004
You're struck by how majestic it is by the entranceway that greets you as you enter the place. Majestic waterfalls all over. At least five pools, not including the kiddie park.
The rooms are very neat, and it was a treat every night to have our housekeeper come in around 5pm and turn down the beds and leave little chocolate kisses on each bed. Our son sure loved that. Service right by the pools.
Excellent service in the restaurants.
From journal Acapulco Vacation
by JE HEID
April 2, 2004
From journal Acapulco Adventure
by bass clef
March 24, 2004
From journal Acapulco Nights
March 23, 2004
If you do wish to stretch your legs and get out and about, there are the famous cliff divers (about 40 minutes away), shopping, restaurants, and tourist sights. One of the best things we did was to swim with the dolphins at Cici, an aqua amusement park.
From journal Acapulco Delight