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Cheap areas to stay in Acapulco

One of the best places to find cheap accommodation in Acapulco is in the old town area, centered around the Zocalo, the neighborhood’s main square. Here, you’ll find budget hotels with decent amenities as well as even cheaper hostel accommodation, which will especially suit independent travelers. You’ll also find a good choice of budget resort-style hotels along the main thoroughfare of Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán, a 6-lane highway that runs the length of Acapulco Bay, in the area known as Dorado district. Many of these hotels are set in modern buildings and offer all-inclusive deals.

Cheap hotels in Acapulco

The Ritz Acapulco Hotel de Playa is a cheap beachfront option on Acapulco Bay, offering all-inclusive deals to budget-conscious travelers. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and an exercise room. One Acapulco Costera is a modern, reasonably priced hotel set just back from Acapulco Bay, a couple of minutes’ walk from the beach. The hotel has an outdoor pool and offers budget-friendly free WiFi. El Tropicano offers a great money-saving option within a 10-minute walk of Acapulco Bay. The hotel is set around gardens with mature palms and 2 pools.

Where to find cheap food in Acapulco

Head to the old town area and you’ll find plenty of small Mexican restaurants offering authentic traditional dishes at very reasonable prices. The Dorado area, which extends from Acapulco Bay into the city around Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán, has a wide choice of fast-food restaurants, with regional and international chains well represented. There are also many independent restaurants offering meals at prices that are kind to the wallet. Cheap options include tacos filled with pork or chicken and beans, and you’ll find food carts selling those at bargain-basement prices.

Cheap things to do in Acapulco

Perhaps the best known of all Acapulco’s attractions are the Clavadistas de la Quebrada, the divers who plummet from high cliff ledges into a tiny inlet on Acapulco Bay. You can witness this spectacle for free. An excellent attraction with a decidedly modest entrance fee is the Jardín Botánico de Acapulco, a tropical garden with lush vegetation that stretches up a hill above the city. After, visit the Fuerte San Diego, an extraordinary, star-shaped fort built by colonial Spanish in the 17th century, which houses the Acapulco Historic Museum. The entrance fee is inexpensive, and on Sundays it’s free. The museum traces the history of Acapulco’s colonial days through to the independence of Mexico. The cheapest, and often most popular, thing to do in Acapulco is top up your tan on its golden sands.

Cheap ways to get around Acapulco

The cheapest way to get around Acapulco is to use the extensive bus services. Most tourists will be able to get where they want to by using the services that travel in both directions along Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán. Buses also depart from the Zocalo in the old town area to various destinations, and they can be a great way to see parts of the city seldom visited by tourists.

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