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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.

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Recent Reviews

Best holiday ever!!

5 of 5
All I can say is "wow". The villa is bigger than I expected. The furnishings were great (beds, linens, sun loungers, etc). And the views!!. The infinity pool looks out over Acapulco bay with stunning day and night views. The ocean breeze keeps the temp comfortable (indoor spaces have aircon) enough to sit out on the covered veranda or roof top deck. It is your own private resort. Fully staffed with friendly bi lingual locals who are extremely helpful. There is even a certified chef and massage therapist on staff! You can do everythig, or nothing, here at the mansion. Go into town, just a short ride away, or lounge at the pool with the swim up bar. Complete with wifi, if you need to work, but why?? Food is amazing. Flor and Tania can whip up anything. Plus, they do the shopping. Life is so good here at the Magestic Mansion.
  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Better than anywhere, in along time!

5 of 5
All I can say is "wow". The villa is bigger than I expected. The furnishings were great (beds, linens, sun loungers, etc). And the views!!. The infinity pool looks out over Acapulco bay with stunning day and night views. The ocean breeze keeps the temp comfortable (indoor spaces have aircon) enough to sit out on the covered veranda or roof top deck. It is your own private resort. Fully staffed with friendly bi lingual locals who are extremely helpful. There is even a certified chef and massage therapist on staff! You can do everythig, or nothing, here at the mansion. Go into town, just a short ride away, or lounge at the pool with the swim up bar. Complete with wifi, if you need to work, but why?? Food is amazing. Flor and Tania can whip up anything. Plus, they do the shopping Life is so good here at the Magestic Mansion.
  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017