Mexico's Pacific coast town of Acapulco is a pulsating city that lies like a star-studded jewel on a sweeping bay backed by the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains. [ReadMoreMob]
Once the playground of stars such as Judy Garland, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, Acapulco has lost none of its vivacity: it's still alive 24-hours a day. Known as the Riviera of Mexico, tourists are attracted by Acapulco’s climate, Mediterranean-style, excellent beaches and deep-sea fishing.
Originally, a port from which Spanish colonial fleets plied their trade between Mexico and Asia, the city still offers plenty of charm, with romantic cliff-side restaurants, classic golf courses and the world-class University Botanical Gardens. The old town’s shady zócalo (Main Square), plus the well-preserved, star-shaped San Diego Fort – home to the fascinating Acapulco Historical Museum, are worth a visit.