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Old Acapulco

Acapulco, Mexico
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Great culture and down to Earth

Enjoyed the local culture and nice rocky landscape and beach. Dove through SDA and had a blast... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
whitejh2018
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
No surprises, worth a visit

Acapulco's tourist hayday ended 30 years ago. Many places are in disrepair. That is part of its... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Al B
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Roseville, California
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Section of Acapulco that remains relatively untapped by tourism.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“local life” (2 reviews)
“real feel” (2 reviews)
“john wayne” (4 reviews)
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Acapulco, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the local culture and nice rocky landscape and beach. Dove through SDA and had a blast. Thanks Mario!

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Acapulco's tourist hayday ended 30 years ago. Many places are in disrepair. That is part of its charm. Also, the US State department has told it's citizens to not visit. I'm a US citizen and I like Acapulco because there are so few Americans. Going...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

It was our first time in Acapulco - and surely we wanted to see as much as possible of the city had to offer. Our guide - Sebastian Hernandez of acapulcoforall.com - showed us most of the city and told us the history of Acapulco...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Our driver and guide, Miguel Zequeida (better known as Miguel #4) at acapulcomikehome@live.com.mx gave us the grand tour of the old city and its beauty. He explained why the city was built on the hills, its history, and how people eventually moved on to the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The place is a throw back to the 1960 0r 1970s in the area has not changed much and that's the very best part

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We hired a private car and our driver took us to the old markets. Very hot and no real bargains. Our driver stayed with us the entire time.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

I stayed at the Zona Hotelera in Acapulco and took a tour to the Old Acapulco and had the chance to walk around the town and get to know Local life and was impressed and amazed, I want to go back to Acapulco and stay...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Took a tour with Sebastian from Acapulco for All. He took us downtown to Old Acapulco for some souvenir shopping and up to the Flamingo Hotel which was once owned by John Wayne. My expectations was it would have been more impressive if Hollywood stars...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were disappointed in Old Acapulco. It is very run down and we found some of the locals very depressing and approached by beggers. They were no aggressive at all, but just seeing how many there were was disturbing. We did have excellent very inexpensive...More

Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Old Acapulco pretty much looks like any other old town in Mexico. For the price of $ 35 for the tour, you may wish to go somewhere more exciting.

Thank Traveler M
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