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Family friendly travelling in Acapulco

Most popular areas in Acapulco for family-friendly hotels

The first place to look for family-friendly hotels is the main tourist area of Acapulco, the Zona Dorado, which hugs Acapulco Bay. You’ll find some hotels by the beach and others a little way back from it. There’s a good selection of resort-style hotels offering all-inclusive deals and entertainment programs for children. Another option is to head south of the Zona Dorado to the Diamante district, which has seen much development in recent years. Hotels here tend to be more upmarket, but there’s plenty of accommodation geared towards families.

Top family-friendly hotels in Acapulco

The Banyan Tree Cabo is a resort hotel in the Diamante district, which has a dramatic cliff top location with spectacular views across the Pacific Ocean. Accommodation includes villas with private pools. Overlooking the beach on Acapulco Bay, the Grand Hotel Acapulco’s rooms include spacious suites. Family-friendly facilities at the hotel include 2 pools with beach views and a children’s club. The Fiesta Americana Villas is set on Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán by the Acapulco Bay beaches. The Fiesta Kids Club offers a host of family activities including art, sport, and play.

Where to find the best restaurants in Acapulco

For inexpensive but authentically tasty Mexican food, head for the old town area, around the Zocalo, the historic main square of Acapulco. Cafés in this area serve traditional Mexican snacks such as tacos with chicken or pork to eat on the go. You’ll find regional and international fast-food chains in the Zona Dorado as well as Mexican and international restaurants, many of which either have children’s menus or are happy to serve child-sized portions. The Diamante district’s restaurants tend to be more upmarket, but you’ll also find some that cater to families.

The most popular things to do in Acapulco

The one thing that you cannot miss in Acapulco is the Clavadistas de la Quebrada. These are the highly skilled and incredibly brave men who dive from high cliff ledges into an improbably small ocean inlet on Acapulco Bay. If you can, go to one of the evening performances when the divers plunge down while holding burning torches. An outing that will thrill children and certainly entertain adults is a trip aboard a glass bottomed boat to the coral reefs of Roqueta Island, which is just outside Acapulco Bay. The reefs are home to a huge variety of brightly colored tropical fish. Visit the Parque Papagayo, a 52-acre park with children’s facilities that are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The park includes a lake with paddle boats for hire, a small petting zoo, and some children’s rides.

Best ways to get around Acapulco

There are regular buses that run in both directions along the length of Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán, a highway which follows the curve of Acapulco Bay. This route will take you to many of the principal tourist attractions of the city. Other bus services start from the Zocalo in the old town area and travel to various destinations. Taxis are easy to find on the street, or most hotels can arrange one for you. Not all drivers speak English, so it’s a good idea to have your destination written down.

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