In the 1950s, the good weather and fun atmosphere of this destination attracted the rich and famous. Elvis filmed The Idol of Acapulco here, and John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Onassis chose this place to spend their honeymoon.
Today, Acapulco is a quieter place, as the noisy parties have moved elsewhere. Instead, it offers a variety of attractions for visitors of all ages. Visit heavenly beaches, lush gardens, as well as trendy bars and nightclubs.
Acapulco is generally divided into three main zones, the traditional zone (the oldest part of Acapulco), the golden zone and the diamond zone, and is divided into a number of smaller neighborhoods. It’s also worth visiting Acapulco's suburb, Pie de la Cuesta, which has several restaurants that overlook the boardwalk and offer beautiful views.
Once called 'Acapulco Tradicional' (Traditional Acapulco) and now known as 'Acapulco Nautico',(Nautical Acapulco) the traditional zone, also called the Old Acapulco district is a particularly historic part of the city and full of character.