View Full Version : Anyone ever been to Acapulco?
08-24-2006, 02:08 PM
A friend of DH was planning to get married there over Labor Day weekend, and we decided to go and make it our first trip sans-baby. Unfortunately, the wedding has been cancelled. :( We are very sad for the couple, but since we have already made all of the arrangements, we have decided to go ahead and go for the long weekend. Some other couples that we are friends with are planning to do the same thing, so it should be a good time.
So, now that we find ourselves with three days in Acapulco and no itinerary, does anyone have any ideas or suggestions for things we can do, places we can eat, etc?
08-24-2006, 02:32 PM
I was there a few years ago. Seeing the cliff divers is obligatory. ;)
08-24-2006, 05:16 PM
I was there 6 or 7 years ago. I agree that a trip to La Quebrada, where the cliff divers are, is mandatory. We went at sunset and had dinner at La Perla. I don't remember anything noteworthy about the meal, so I can't really comment on the restaurant. I know you can see the divers by purchasing a spot on a viewing platform without eating at La Perla. We were with a group of friends, so it was nice just to relax and enjoy a meal, though.
We also went up into the mountains and took a trip on a Shot Over Jet (http://www.shotoverjet.com.mx/acapulco.html) . Unless it's something you're really excited about, I wouldn't recommend it. It's a long drive and the the little food place they have there is nasty fast food type stuff with a very limited menu. I think the choices were a hotdog or a hamburger. :rolleyes:
Another day we went on a snorkeling trip, which was actually pretty fun. Unfortunately I don't remember any of the details. I think it was something we decided to do at the last minute, so I'm sure you could ask the concierge at your hotel if you wanted to give it a try. I know we also rented jet skis on the beach right outside our hotel, which was fun.
Some of us went to explore the marketplace near the Acapulco Cathedral. The Cathedral is a really pretty building, but it only takes a few minutes to see. My friend and his GF went horseback riding one day, and I know they enjoyed it.
Sorry that I don't have any restaurant suggestions. We mostly ate at the little touristy places along the main strip. Have a great trip!
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