Make a holiday rental home or villa in Acapulco, Mexico your home away from home
Acapulco is a city and major sea port on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and an extremely popular tourist destination due to its excellent nightlife and top beaches – making it a direct competitor and more than viable alternative to Cancun, on Mexico’s east coast. The majority of visitors to Acapulco and looking to relax on the beaches during the day and party hard during the night, but Acapulco villas can also be found in quieter, residential areas, which offer a better option for families and couples.
Things to do in Acapulco, Mexico
The Four Tops once sang “You’ll be going loco down in Acapulco, if you stay too long”, but with plenty to see and do in the area, that is not necessarily true. The beach is often the first port of call for visitors, with many looking to unwind after a long haul flight.
Water sports take prominence along the beach, with jet skiing, water skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling all popular. Those wishing to head further out into the waters can sign up for a spot of deep sea fishing or sailing, and there are countless other fun options such as banana boats for those seeking a quick thrill. Water quality has been improved over recent years, thanks to $1 billion of investment.
The nightlife in the city is loud and goes on throughout the night and well into the next day, with a mixture of US-style and Latin-style bars and clubs to choose from. Acapulco is an extremely popular Spring Break destination, so expect everywhere to be crammed full of partygoers if you visit during this period of the year (March-April).
Zocalo is the main town square, and a shaded, relaxing place to be during the daytimes. Here you will find the city’s cathedral, a number of fountains, cafes, small restaurants and an altogether more peaceful atmosphere.
Places to visit on holiday in Acapulco, Mexico
Those looking to spend some of their holiday outside of Acapulco have a number of options in the nearby area. Just one example is Isla de la Roqueta, a small island just off the coast that can be reached by virtue of a glass-bottomed boat ride. Here you will find a small harbour town, a family beach, restaurants, cafes and a number of well-maintained walking trials.
Weather in Acapulco, Mexico
A tropical climate means warm to hot temperatures all year round in Acapulco, with an average high of 31C. The majority of the rainfall comes in small, intense bouts during summer, often during the late evening or nightime, so any time of the year is good for a stay in Acapulco.
Flights to Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco International Airport (ACA) is located 14km outside of the city, but direct flights from the UK are hard to find. Indirect flights can be found from airports such as Manchester, Newcastleand London Heathrow, which change at a variety of locations such as Mexico City International Airport (MEX). Flights to Mexico have become increasingly affordable over the last few years, so shop around for the best deal.