Acapulco beaches make one of the nicest places for a vacation in Mexico… and you can also have fresh cut mangos directly at your beach towel 🙂

Local vendors will serve them to you, along with fresh cut limes to squeeze on top –  Simple, with no complications… They are not only attractively cut, but also so… delicious! Needless to say that they are really inexpensive. Enough to put some “Zing” into your day! 🙂
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Fresh mangos served on the Acapulco beaches

But there are more goodies on these beaches… What about some refreshing drinks? You can order those too from the always  present bartenders looking to make you happy 🙂Refreshing drinks on Acapulco beaches

Acapulco beaches make one of the nicest places for a vacation in Mexico

My husband and I have been there two times and stayed in different hotels. Almost all of them are on the water around the famous Acapulco bay. Acapulco is the largest beach resort city in Mexico. Hotels around the Acapulco BayAcapulco beaches around Acapulco Bay Acapulco beach

What are Acapulco beaches famous for

Acapulco became famous after the 1963 American musical comedy movie “Fun in Acapulco” starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. – Elvis was one of the cliff divers at La Quebrada – a 115 ft (35 meters) high cliff rising out of the ocean.

La Quebrada Art Print featuring the photograph La Quebrada by Tatiana TravelwaysThe cliff was already well-known because of these performances, but after the movie it became an iconic landmark.  La Quebrada cliff divers are still performing everyday here to the delight of the tourists. Click this postcard below to send it right now from my Zazzle collection:
La Quebrada Cliff DiversAt the time of the movie and after, the beauty of Acapulco beaches and the surroundings attracted many rich and famous people, including many Hollywood stars. One of the places where the stars used to hang out was the Los Flamingos hotel – a must to visit place. Here you can see photos and memorabilia related to these old movie titans.Los Flamingos hotel Acapulco, vintage postcardThe owner is very nice and ready to answer all of your questions about the fame of this hotel. He even made a special vegetarian meal for my husband 🙂

Vegetarian plate at Los Flamingos hotel in Acapulco

But there are many more places to see and things to do in Acapulco… and one of them is the Chapel of Peace

Sculpture at the Chapel of Peace, Acapulco

How safe is Acapulco to visit?

In the last years Acapulco has become a place known for organized crime due to the war on drugs. However the United States Department of State considers that the populated tourist areas are relatively safe. It is a good idea not to adventure out yourself at night on back streets or in bars and casinos situated out of the main touristic places. Read more comments here.

Are the Acapulco beaches safe for swimming?

Well, if you only want to cool of from the heat of the sun, it’s great. At the shore, in front of big hotels, the water is clean and shallow.  However, some more adventurous swimmers have reported drop-offs on the seafloor, which can be very dangerous… you can see some comments here.

Acapulco beachAcapulco beachAcapulco beach at Mayan PalaceMany hotels in Acapulco have beautiful swimming pools overlooking the splashing ocean surf. Here you will not get the vendors with mangos and limes, but you will receive instead the full attention of the hotel personnel ready to serve you with all the goodies in the world 🙂Restaurant an the pool hotel in AcapulcoHotel pool in AcapulcoHotel swimming pool in Acapulco... and talking about pools, at the Grand Mayan hotel resort you can swim in what is literally the longest swimming pool in the world – it surrounds the whole resort property..View of the Grand Mayan hotel, AcapulcoGrand Mayan hotel pool in AcapulcoGrand Mayan hotel pool in AcapulcoGrand Mayan hotel in Acapulco is a deluxe resort and its beach is the largest and most beautiful of all Acapulco beaches.
Grand Mayan Acapulco beachBottom line: you should definitely consider taking a winter or spring vacation this year at one of the Acapulco beaches!

BTW: The picture of the famous divers’ cliff is available as Art Print for a gift or just for a souvenir from the Acapulco beaches:

La Quebrada Weekender Tote Bag
La Quebrada Framed Print
La Quebrada Shower Curtain



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