is a city loved by many for its vast amount of beauty, nightlife and things to do. Known as Mexico's original party town, Acapulco grew famous in the 1950's as a popular place for Hollywood stars such as Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and John Wayne to get away from everyday life. Today there is still a very plentiful choice of disco's which fill up nightly to dance away the tequila, however don't be fooled that Acapulco is strictly a place to come and party.
Located in Southern Mexico along the Pacific Ocean
, Acapulco is lined with 12 miles of beautiful yellow sand beaches including a stunning 4 mile bay. The beach and waters offer an abundance of activities, whether you choose to scuba dive, deep sea fish, parasail, snorkel, enjoy an evening romantic cruise or simply melt away your worries on the beach, you are sure to enjoy yourself.
When looking into accommodations and Pacific Coast vacation rentals
it is helpful to know that Acapulco's tourist area is divided into three main sections. Acapulco Viejo (Old Acapulco)
which is still rich with the 50's and 60's feel which made the area so famous, many say that it is a nostalgic step into that era. Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone)
is lined with hotels, restaurants and open air cafes. Carretera Escéncia (Scenic Highway)
is the most desirable address of the area, known for its expensive villas, lavish hotels and gourmet restaurants. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals has numerous vacation rentals and lodging options, such as condo rentals and villa rentals in the various areas of Acapulco. Search for villa rentals in the last minute deals.
While visiting Acapulco there are several must see attractions. Since 1934 adventurous individuals have been cliff diving from the well known Le Quebrada
, this is an incredible sight to see (or possibly par take in).The Fuerta San Diego
was built in 1616 to protect the town from pirate attacks and remains a very interesting museum. Spend a morning at Zocalo
, the city's main square where you will find cafes and shops to stroll along.
When booking your accommodations in Acapulco is it helpful to know that taxis are abundant and very cheap therefore getting to and from your vacation rental is easy and stress free. The city also offers a very easy to understand and inexpensive bus system which can help you in getting to and from your condo or villa rental accommodation.
With beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and a bountiful amount of nightlife Acapulco is the perfect place for your next holiday.
Nearby Puerto Vallarta vacation rentals
are also available for rent by owner.