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Acapulco is one of Mexico's most important and famous resorts, and one of Mexico's first beach areas to become a popular party town. The atmosphere of secluded bliss in the downtown area has recently faded behind crowded rows of glitzy, high-rise hotels and trendy restaurants. Still, views of the bay are exquisite any time of day or evening. The towering Sierra Madre Mountains are beautiful; they seem to descend right down to the shoreline. After dark, the bay is magical and romantic with millions of lights reflecting in the water like stars. Acapulco enjoys a warm, humid climate with sunny days throughout the year.

Imagine around fifteen golden sand beaches, deep in a bay surrounded by an impressive mountain range, on the Sierra Madre del Sur. In this scenic background, add magnificent hotel complexes, among the most modern and renowned Mexican coast, and many restaurants, the feet in water. That is Acapulco! If even the "Pearl of the Pacific" was distorted by huge hotels on the seafront, it continues to attract tourists hungry for scenery and heat. Located about 400km from Mexico City and populated of 1.5 million inhabitants, this coastal destination, Acapulco possesses a heavenly bay, welcoming tourists with a long tradition, and a warm and pleasant climate with temperatures often flushing 30 degrees.

Among the essential of the Acapulco: go for a ride in coach on the avenue Miguel Alemán, along bay, and a visit to the Zócalo, Acapulco's town square, the starting point for a walk in the old cobbled streets of Acapulco. And visit the island of Roqueta, Acapulco's best known island, for diving and observing its seabed and the Quebrada, where the La Quebrada Cliff Divers have performed their impressive jumps. The Bay itself is an attraction because it enables the practice of countless water sports, surfing, diving and endless activities! For that, go to the famous beach of Puerto Marqués. Acapulco is also a port of call for shipping and cruising lines.

Relax on a tranquil, secluded beach in Acapulco and you'd never imagine you were within the city limits of a city of over a million people. The beaches here are unspoiled, impeccably maintained and some of the most spectacular in Mexico. The more modern hotels are hidden away along the coast, away from the hustle and bustle of the central city area. Here luxurious golden-sand beaches, cerulean sea and swaying palms create an idyllic setting.

Acapulco is pure, nonstop energy. The perfectly arranged bay is a playground full of swimmers, surfers, water skiers and wave runners, but the real attraction is the festive nightlife! Acapulco's unstoppable nightlife, which doesn't wind down until sunrise, makes this city one of the hottest playgrounds among Mexican resort destinations.

Acapulco accommodation options are virtually limitless. If all-inclusive resort life is your idea of luxury, this is the place to find many options from budget- and family-friendly locations to the most exclusive, adults-only properties. For the golfer, there are four championship courses to choose from, but don't miss the Club de Golf Acapulco, right in the heart of the city. Acapulco's sport fishing is world-famous. The crystal-blue Pacific waters offer up a buffet of marine delights. For a day of sunbathing and sandcastle-building, Isla de la Roqueta has a fantastic beach with kid-friendly swimming areas. Take a water taxi or the unique glass-bottom boat from Caleta Beach and make it a refreshing day-trip from Acapulco city. If you require still more excitement, Acapulco offers bungee jumping and parasailing, with stunning panoramic views of the bay, the city and the surrounding mountains.

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