Fresh mangos served on the Acapulco beaches
Acapulco beaches make one of the nicest places for a vacation in Mexico
What are Acapulco beaches famous forAcapulco became famous after the 1963 American musical comedy movie “Fun in Acapulco” starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. – Elvis was one of the cliff divers at La Quebrada – a 115 ft (35 meters) high cliff rising out of the ocean. The cliff was already well-known because of these performances, but after the movie it became an iconic landmark. La Quebrada cliff divers are still performing everyday here to the delight of the tourists.
At the time of the movie and after, the beauty of Acapulco beaches and the surroundings attracted many rich and famous people, including many hollywood stars. One of the places where the stars used to hang out was the Los Flamingos hotel – a must to visit place. Here you can see photos and memorabilia related to these old movie titans.
The owner is very nice and ready to answer all of your questions about the fame of this hotel. He even made a special vegetarian meal for my husband 🙂
But there are many more places to see and things to do in Acapulco… and one of them is the Chapel of Peace
How safe is Acapulco to visit?
In the last years Acapulco has become a place known for organized crime due to the war on drugs. However the United States Department of State considers that the populated tourist areas are relatively safe. It is a good idea not to adventure out yourself at night on back streets or in bars and casinos situated out of the main touristic places. Read more comments here.
Are the Acapulco beaches safe for swimming?
Well, if you only want to cool of from the heat of the sun, it’s great. At the shore, in front of big hotels, the water is clean and shallow. However, some more adventurous swimmers have reported drop-offs on the seafloor, which can be very dangerous… you can see some comments here.
Many hotels in Acapulco have beautiful swimming pools overlooking the splashing ocean surf. Here you will not get the vendors with mangos and limes, but you will receive instead the full attention of the hotel personnel ready to serve you with all the goodies in the world 🙂... and talking about pools, at the Grand Mayan hotel resort you can swim in what is literally the longest swimming pool in the world – it surrounds the whole resort property..Grand Mayan hotel in Acapulco is a deluxe resort and its beach is the largest and most beautiful of all Acapulco beaches.
Bottom line: you should definitely consider taking a winter or spring vacation this year at one of the Acapulco beaches!… and don’t forget your camera 😉
BTW: The picture of the famous divers’ cliff in Acapulco can make a nice souvenir as Wall Art, Home Decor, or a Tote Bag 🙂