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Acapulco is back. In the 1980s and '90s, many travelers had written off the "Pearl of the Pacific" as a tacky vestige of "Love Boat"-era excess and spring break hedonism. But after a billion-dollar makeover and an influx of investors, Acapulco is enjoying a second life as an upscale retreat for savvy Mexican and international tourists.
Now visitors can skip the cheap souvenir shops and Hooters mentality of the old tourist strip and head south to the classy high-rise condos and secluded resorts of Diamond Point. Trendy hotels and inspiring new restaurants have cropped up to replace the run-down resorts that had long outlived their heyday in the 1950s and '60s. At a handful of exclusive nightclubs, you're more likely to run into Bono than Captain Stubing.
What hasn't changed is Acapulco's stunning natural beauty. Its sparkling, crescent bay rising sharply to palm-covered mountains is still one of the best places in Mexico to watch a sunset and enjoy the perfect beach weather.
Acapulco is well-known for its nightlife, but during the day the main attraction in the city is its golden beaches. The whole bay is lined with beaches and restaurants offering beachside seating. See our Acapulco beach guide.
If sunbathing isn't your style, Acapulco features every possible combination of water sports available. Diving, snorkeling, parasailing, water skiing, boating, sportfishing and more can be found here. See our Acapulco water sports guide.
Acapulco, one of the crown jewels in the Mexican Pacific, is also home to some unforgettable golf courses that are not only challenging but also well maintained. The moderate year-round climate makes the city the perfect spot to enjoy golf in comfort. See our Acapulco golf guide.
Acapulco's legendary nightlife is just as notable as its beaches. When the sun goes down people turn their attention from lounging by the water to dancing the night away in the city's myriad of nightlife venues. See our Acapulco nightlife guide.
Before you head out for an evening of partying, fuel up at one of Acapulco's many great restaurants. See our Acapulco restaurant guide.
If you want the experience of a bustling city that's in an exotic location miles away from home look no further than Acapulco. The La Quebrada Cliff Divers demonstrate death-defying thrills worthy of a major Cirque du Soleil show. Downtown Acapulco features historical sites, a museum and public artwork. Despite Acapulco's city feel, you can still enjoy thrilling adventures, like bungee jumping in Costera or hiking in Bravo Town, which is less than an hour's drive from the city. See our Acapulco attractions guide.
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