It's the original Mexican beach resort, and we love Acapulco for its old school glamour. Adored by the Hollywood elite and the international jet set, it's easy to imagine Elizabeth Taylor dipping her toe in the Pacific, or Elvis Presley flirting from his sun lounger. Follow in their footsteps at hangouts like the retro glam Las Brisas, a pink and white resort in the hills overlooking Acapulco Bay.
Acapulco has the best nightlife on Mexico's Pacific Coast, with a party atmosphere that's been famous since the 1950s. Start your evening with waterfront drinks, sunset cruises and cliff-side restaurants and move on to open-air bars and lively clubs on the Costera, Acapulco's main strip.
Acapulco Bay's gorgeous arc of beaches is perfect for strolls in the sand, sun worshipping and paddling in the Pacific Ocean. There are plenty of water sports to keep you occupied too, from jet skis to surfing on La Condesa beach. For quieter stretches of sand, make a trip to Isla Roqueta, a small island a short boat ride away.
Acapulco's clavadistas (Cliff Divers) are famous the world over. They perform daily shows for the public, leaping an incredible 130ft (40 metres) from the cliffs of La Quebrada into the sea below. After dark, they often hold torches as they dive. The best place to see the clavadistas is La Perla restaurant, where you can watch the spectacle over dinner.
Cool down at this popular water park, where you can make a splash on the many rides and slides. Grab a rubber ring and enjoy the tube slides and wave pools, then watch the dolphin show and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with dolphins yourself - you might even get a kiss from one of these friendly creatures.
From November to May the weather is beautiful, with bright blue skies, hot, sunny weather, and relatively low humidity. Virtually no rain falls during this season and it is perfect for swimming or sunbathing.
We love escaping the grey winters at home and heading for Acapulco between December and April, when the perfect weather and sunny days gives us some much needed vitamin-D. Acapulco bustles with activity day and night at this time of year.
Acapulco enters its rainy season between June and October, although most rain falls in the afternoon. During this time the temperature rises quite high, making June, July and August hot and humid. Hurricane season starts on 15th May and runs through 30th November.View all hotels in Acapulco