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Acapulco offers many pleasures for all budgets - Metro US

Acapulco offers many pleasures for all budgets

Mexico can be a tricky place to navigate — especially if you are on a budget.

But whether you are looking to save a few pesos or willing to blow the bank, Acapulco offers something for everyone.

Metro has gathered a list of where to stay, play and eat for all budgets.

DAILY BUDGET — $50
Where to eat: Kookaburna is one of the most romantic and exclusive restaurants. Its thatched roof and candlelight complement the splendid views of the bay. It has excellent service and a great wine list.

Where to stay: Alba Suites is only 40 minutes away from the airport and is set on a peaceful hillside in front of the bay. Close to Caleta and Caletilla beaches, this quiet, cozy hotel perfect for families. (albasuites.com.mx)

Where to go: Cici Water Park is located by the beach, where families can enjoy the day in different pools and on various water rides. It also features a dolphin show as well as a swim with the dolphins option. (cici.com.mx)

DAILY BUDGET — $100
Where to eat: Bellavista offers dinner under the stars. With the best view of Acapulco and an unforgettable gastronomic experience, this one is a must visit. Retro architecture lends an romantic, refined and elegant atmosphere. (brisashotelonline.com)

Where to stay: Grand Hotel Acapulco & Convention Centre is a great hotel located in the Bay of Acapulco, overlooking the Pacific. Restaurants with specialist chefs, two swimming pools, tropical gardens, and a private beach make this an easy choice. (grandhotelacapulco.com)

Where to go: Pueblo Bravo is an eight-kilometre descent in inflatable rafts through the canyon of the Papagayo River. Spectacular rapids, scenery and wildlife will thrill and provide you with fun, even if your boat happens to spill. (shotoverjet.com.mx/Contenido_rafting.html)

DAILY BUDGET — $500
Where to eat: Zibu reclaims the historical importance of Acapulco in the spice trade combining fine oriental ingredients with the best of Mexican cuisine to create an original Mex-Thai menu. (zibu.com.mx)

Where to stay: Fairmont Acapulco Princess is recognized as one of the top hotels in the world, overlooking 480 acres of legendary Mexican scenery. This faultless Aztec pyramid-shaped hotelwill amaze for its looks but also for its world-class service. (fairmont.com/Acapulco)

Where to go: Experience the tri-factor of Mexican tourism: scuba diving, snorkeling and sportfishing. Though not widely thought of as a dive destination, Acapulco offers many enthusiasts a safe and enjoyable underwater experience. (fish-r-us.com)

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