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This is a very nice property, with a large staff that works hard on hospitality and the grounds, and it shows. If that is what you want, this place is great. If you would like a less expensive place that is more in keeping with Mexico, those places exist nearby. All I want is sand in my toes and ...
3 May-4 May
The views from this hotel are amazing. One of the pools is under construction so we missed out on that one. We felt very safe. My son left his baseball cap behind and we recovered it in lost and found. Fresh clean sheets daily were a plus. We enjoyed the bar. My husband and i disliked and felt pressured ...
3 May-4 May
I loved how spacious the room was and the wonderful view. The bed was super comfy. The room needs a mini refrigerator. Turning on the shower was awkward, you couldn’t not get sprayed by it when you engaged the shower head.
5 May-6 May
Hotel Amarea is in a great location right across from the Walmart and a short walk from an excellent calm beach. Some rooms have kitchenettes and all rooms have cold air conditioning. The staff is excellent. The pool can be very crowded but is in a nice area with shade provided by an adjacent wall. ...
The southwestern state of Guerrero – named for Mexico’s independence leader and second president – is packed with mountains and tablelands, or ‘mesas’, but the interesting parts are on the coast in an area known as the Triangulo del Sol, the triangle of the sun. Guerrero’s three playgrounds are Acapulco, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, each with a very distinct set of characteristics, but all great places to have fun and relax. If you want to venture beyond the resorts, there are some interesting archaeological attractions with prehistoric rock paintings, Mayan tombs and Olmec ruins. There’s plenty to do whichever place you choose to book a hotel in, and lots of excursion options as well.
Acapulco — Frank Sinatra sang about flying down to Acapulco Bay, and he was onto something good. This semi-circle of gorgeousness on the edge of the Pacific Ocean has great beaches and even better clifftop views. La Quebrada is where you’ll see the amazing daredevil antics of the cliff divers, and you can eat some of the best food in Mexico here, in the glorious sunshine by the sea.
Ixtapa — Until the 1970s, Ixtapa was a coconut plantation among the mangroves of a river estuary. Then the Mexican government decided to transform it into a luxury resort. The destination is packed full of fantastic beaches, luxury hotels, resort entertainment and high-end restaurants with plenty of sand, sun and surf to while away the hours.
Zihuatanejo — The fishing village of Zihuatanejo has become one of the most colourful seaside towns in Mexico. The village became a top destination for backpackers in the Eighties and Nineties, and now the town has gone boho, with galleries, artists and no-frills restaurants galore. The relaxed vibe makes Zihuatanejo a great place to unwind and discover something new.
The 17th century fort of Fuerte de San Diego at Acapulco draws visitors all year round and has been beautifully restored. Inside is an excellent museum detailing its links with the Philippines and plenty of exhibits. Watching the cliff divers – ‘clavadistas’ – at La Quebrada: this is the most famous attraction in Acapulco, and a stunning display of daredevilry. Also worth seeing are the sites of La Organera-Xochipala, a Mayan complex of monuments and tombs. Palma Sola has 18 fascinating rock paintings and Teopantecuanitlan is an Olmec site covering 400 acres in the valley of Copalillo. Zihuatanejo museum of archaeology also has some exhibitions with details about the sites and is fascinating for its exhibits.
The resort towns in the Triangle of Sun have a predictably large amount of water-based activities to choose from. Snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing or sport fishing are all easily available at any of the coastal destinations. Spot some turtles from the Playa Las Gatas or discover where pelicans hide out in Los Morros de Potosi, with its white granite rocks and caves. In the mountains above Acapulco, try whitewater rafting, canoeing, paintball or mountain climbing. Kayak along the Papagayo River, or go bungee jumping in Iguala. And afterwards, find the perfect beachfront restaurant for fish tacos and cerveza. It’s all here.