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Published on May 16th, 2010 | by Mark Chesnut


ExpressGuide: Acapulco

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ExpressGuide: Acapulco

1. STAY: Hotel El Encanto (Expensive; minimalist gem with amazing views); Boca Chica (mid-priced; relaxed retro-chic in the older part of town — splurge on a Sunset Suite); Calinda Beach (inexpensive; family-friendly beachfront property with all-inclusive option)

2. EAT & DRINK: Zibu (expensive; Mex-Thai fusion cuisine in an elegant hillside venue) and Playita Santa Lucia (mid-priced; loungey open-air beach club with Bali day beds on Acapulco Bay)

3. SHOP: Centro Cultural de Acapulco (Acapulco Cultural Center; traditional souvenirs, handmade crafts and original gallery-quality art)

4. DO: Must-sees for first-timers include the cliff divers, the Diego Rivera mural and San Diego fort. But top priority should be to soak in the sunny glamour that helped make Acapulco into Mexico’s first jet-set resort destination. If you’re a fan of Latin pop music, be sure to see who’s playing at the Forum, a major entertainment venue that attracts international names.

5. MORE: Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes de Acapulco (the Acapulco Convention & Visitors Bureau)

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The founder and editor of, Mark has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager. He's worked with some of the biggest consumer, in-flight and travel trade publishers that cover Latin America.

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