Best Areas to Stay in Acapulco, Mexico

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Where to stay in Acapulco – A guide to the great port of Guerrero

Acapulco de Júarez, better known simply as Acapulco, is the largest city in the state of Guerrero, and one of the most important ports in Mexico.

Acapulco is part of the famous Triangle of the Sun of Guerrero, a tourist route through the best beaches of the Mexican south coast.

The beaches of Guerrero, among with the ones in Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, are the most famous in Mexico.

Acapulco is also one of the favorite destinations for Asian, European, Hollywood artists, and famous politicians.

The city is distributed in a resort with three tourist areas: Acapulco Tradicional (Traditional Acapulco), Acapulco Dorado (Golden Acapulco), and Acapulco Diamante (Diamond Acapulco).

Traditional Acapulco brings together all the history and essence of the colonial Acapulco, represented in attractions such as the Álvarez Square, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Solitude and the Mask House.

Furthermore, Acapulco Dorado and Acapulco Diamante have Puerto Marques, Papagayo Park and countless beautiful beaches such as Márques beach, Revolcadero beach, Icacos, and La Condesa, among others.

The climate in Acapulco is really hot during most of the year, which makes it ideal for a summer vacation.

It is a city of great highways that connect with the neighboring states of Morelos, Oaxaca, Michoacán and the State of Mexico.

Likewise, from the General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport, there are 3 international and 8 national airlines that connect the city to other destinations.

To move around the city, there’s a fast transit bus line called Acabús. In addition, there are taxi services distinguished by colors according to the destination.

Acapulco has one of the busiest ports in Mexico, which facilitates the navigation of a large number of cruise ships annually.

The best area to stay in Acapulco is Acapulco Diamante, thanks to its options in restaurants, nightlife and hotels (See accommodation in Acapulco Diamante).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Acapulco, Mexico.

The best areas to stay in Acapulco

1. Our favorite area: Acapulco Diamante

Acapulco Diamante, also called Punta Diamante, is located south of the city and stands out as the most exclusive area of Acapulco.

Its famous beach is one of the closest to Mexico City. Therefore, it is one of the most visited in the country.

Diamante lives up to its name by being the most modern corner of Acapulco, home to exclusive hotels, residential complexes, luxury condominiums, and private villas.

In this area of Acapulco, you can choose between spas, golf courses, restaurants of international cuisine and typical Mexican food, to name just a few.

Among its many advantages is the proximity to the Acapulco International Airport, which explains the number of tourists who choose Acapulco Diamante as their accommodation option.

In short, Acapulco Diamante is the best area to stay in Acapulco to spend a long and relaxing summer vacation.

Best areas to stay in Acapulco - Acapulco Diamante (Diamond Acapulco)

Best areas to stay in Acapulco – Acapulco Diamante (Diamond Acapulco)

Accommodation in Acapulco Diamante – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Acapulco Diamante – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Acapulco:

  • Close to the airport
  • Luxury hotels
  • Beach access
  • Great restaurants
  • Best area for nightlife
  • Good area for shopping

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Holiday Inn Acapulco La Isla

Holiday In Acapulco La Isla enjoys a privileged location just 4 minutes drive from Acapulco International Airport and the famous La Isla shopping center.

from US$62
Budget

Villas Sol Diamante

Villas Sol Diamante is located in Acapulco and features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. The rooms offer views of the pool and garden and are air conditioned.

from US$45
Luxury

Resort Mundo Imperial

This luxury complex is located in the center of the exclusive Diamante neighborhood of Acapulco and houses magnificent facilities, such as a spa with several services, excellent places to eat and leisure facilities with state-of-the-art equipment.

from US$88
 

 

 

2. Acapulco Tradicional

Acapulco Tradicional or Traditional Acapulco is another of the three tourist areas that divide the city of Acapulco.

As the name implies, it is the oldest part of Acapulco that covers the entire City Center, the Old Town, the historic neighborhoods and the busy port.

Acapulco Tradicional goes from the beaches of Caleta and Caletilla to the Papagayo Park, making the famous historical promenade of Acapulco.

It is the best area to stay in Acapulco for tourists and lovers of the history of Mexico, as it stands out for attractions such as the Quebrada, the mosaic murals of Diego Rivera, the Álvarez Square, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Solitude, the Malecon and the city’s famous Transatlantic Port.

The City Center has the best public transport connections in the city. Despite being away from the airport, it has nearby bus stations and multiple taxi stops.

The hotels in Acapulco Tradicional are affordable compared to Acapulco Diamante, with mixed accommodation that is close to historical attractions.

Where to stay in Acapulco - Acapulco Tradicional or Traditional Acapulco

Where to stay in Acapulco – Acapulco Tradicional or Traditional Acapulco

Accommodation in Acapulco Tradicional – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Acapulco Tradicional – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Acapulco:

  • Heart of the city
  • Best area for sightseeing
  • All kinds of accommodation

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Residencial Playa Hornos

Residencial Playa Hornos is located in Acapulco, 7 km from the Acapulco Marine Historical Museum and 8 km from the Acapulco Convention Center. The establishment offers a 24-hour reception, restaurant, outdoor pool, sea views and terrace.

from US$47
Budget

Hotel Santa Fe Acapulco

The rooms of the Hotel Santa Fe Acapulco have a basic decoration and are equipped with a fan and closet. The bathroom includes a shower and free toiletries.

from US$11
Luxury

Boca Chica

This design hotel is located in Acapulco, Mexico, right by the beach. The hotel offers free WiFi and ocean views. Boca Chica has a spa and a fashion store. There is also a restaurant that serves fresh seafood.

from US$99
 

 

 

3. Barra Vieja Boulevard

The popular Barra Vieja Boulevard in Acapulco is located three minutes from the international airport, and ten minutes from Acapulco Diamante.

This is one of the most dynamic areas of Acapulco, with the largest number of seafood restaurants, several resort-type hotels, and many surfboard shops.

Some of the beaches near the boulevard are Playa la Gloria, Playa la Bonfil, Ikaroa Beach and Playa Hermosa, with a famous turtle camp.

This area is great for anyone who enjoys walking, horseback riding, cycling or driving ATV.

The Barra Vieja Boulevard is a good place where to stay in Acapulco to enjoy the nearby beaches and get the best panoramic views of the sea, ideal for photography lovers.

Best areas to stay in Acapulco - Barra Vieja Boulevard

Best areas to stay in Acapulco – Barra Vieja Boulevard

Accommodation in Barra Vieja Boulevard – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Barra Vieja Boulevard – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Acapulco:

  • Peaceful area
  • Great views and beaches
  • Seafood restaurants

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Puerta diamante acapulco

    El establecimiento Puerta diamante acapulco ofrece vistas al mar y bicicletas de uso gratuito y se encuentra en la zona del bulevar Barra Vieja de Acapulco, a 14 km de la capilla de la Paz y a 16 km del Museo Histórico Naval de Acapulco. Proporciona WiFi gratuita.

    from US$42

4. Puerto del Marqués

Puerto del Marqués is an area of the port of Acapulco, located southeast of the city.

After the City Center and Punta Diamante, it is one of the favorite places for tourists, thanks to its bays, beaches and historical monuments such as the Sunset Chapel and the Puerto Marqués Viewpoint.

Although it is part of Acapulco Diamante, Puerto del Marqués retains a unique and particular atmosphere represented on the beaches of Puerto Marqués, Majahua and Pichilingue.

Puerto del Marqués is 40 minutes from the City Center, so you can take a taxi if you want to reach the other attractions and corners of Acapulco in seconds.

The hotels around the port offer proximity to the beaches in the area and are the cheapest in Acapulco Diamante.

Best areas to stay in Acapulco - Puerto Marqués

Best areas to stay in Acapulco – Puerto Marqués

Accommodation in Puerto Marqués – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Puerto Marqués – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Acapulco:

  • Great beaches
  • Port area
  • Cheap accommodation

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Camino Real Acapulco Diamante

    Located on the side of a mountain in Acapulco, this complex offers views of Puerto Marqués Bay. It offers access to the beach, 3 outdoor pools with sea views, a full spa and rooms with private balconies.

    from US$135
 

 

 

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