With a colorful history that includes Spanish treasure ships, English pirates, and Hollywood movie stars, Acapulco has been a sought-out destination for hundreds of years. Acapulco hotels, which ring the gorgeous half-moon bay, include options from simple to chic.
The most exclusive, high-end hotels are found south of town in the Diamante area. These properties, located on Puerto Marqué:s Bay and south, feature gorgeous grounds, lush golf courses, and large pools. Heading from Diamonte into town, another cluster of high-end properties clings to the cliffs along Costera Alemán. There are also a number of excellent restaurants in this zone that offer amazing views of the bay either sparkling in the sunshine by day or lined with shimmering lights at night. Old Acapulco, the city's downtown, is where most Acapulco cheap hotels are located, as well as many discos and eateries.
Acapulco has a well-deserved reputation as the great place to party all night and lounge on the beach all day. People on Acapulco vacations enjoy snorkeling at Roqueta Island, sailing or jet-skiing around the bay, touring the historic fort, and watching the spectacular cliff diving show at La Quebrada. Many hotels in Acapulco are part of the nighttime scene, which includes upscale restaurants, trendy bars, and all-night dance clubs.