Once upon a time Acapulco was a first-rate destination for the stars of Golden Hollywood such as Elizabeth Taylor, as well as the playground for such high society names as Frank Sinatra and Jackie O. (It also happens to be the city where my father grew up and some of my family members still live.) Now, with an influx of cruise ships and spring breakers, it’s become something like another Cancún. But people are pushing for the posh Acapulco once again, and there is evidence it’s on the up and up. Regardless, even now, the city has managed to retain much of its natural beauty and charm.

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TKGO City Guides, Acapulco was last updated in December 2009. Please double-check addresses and hours of operation before heading out.

-Karina for TKGO City Guides