Boca Chica Hotel
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... and then dropped swiftly into the bayside resort of Acapulco de Juarez.
In the 50's, this is where Hollywood came to play. If you were a millionaire, this is where you were found. There and my hometown of Pismo Beach. Bugs Bunny was always trying to get there, but took a wrong turn in Tujunga, and ended up in Istanbul or Acaba. Where was I? Oh yeah...Acapulco used to be big time. Now, it's an over-priced, played-out scene, that ...
Today we spent the day sailing down the coast of Mexico. From our map, we are off the coast of Acapulco. No port stops today as we are heading to Guatamala, which takes two nights and two days sailing to arrive. The waters are very calm and the sailing very smooth. We are both very relaxed and Johnny is enjoying the variety of foods on board.
... The resort itself is quite pleasant and really enjoyed the sunsets. Also recommend trying the Fish and Ceviche at La Genuina. The restaurant is out of the way but the textures and flavors were really amazing. The restaurant itself was situated in a warehouse type building with local bands and music. Someone quoted that this looks like a Salma Hayek ...
... and sitting out in the sun in a hammock, I could not think of any other place I would rather be. Alex was thinking exactly the same as me at that moment, and helped to serve a reminder of why I’m still galavanting around the world, rather than doing any of the above!
So after that, Alex went back to Mexico City but I decided it wasn’t too much further to reach the next town, so set about making my way to Taxco, via a rather long combination of collectivos, taxis ...
We had a 5 hr wait in Acapulco for our overnight bus to Puerto Escondido. Both keen to see the famous cliff divers and not too sure how it would happen. But a lovely little mexican taxi driver Orlando took us under his wing and chauffeured us around for 4 hrs all for $20. Tourism in Acapulco has really suffered following the floods and people bombard you everywhere you go with 2 for 1 deals with accommodation and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Boca Chica Hotel Acapulco
This hotel inspires peace among natural beauty, and it has delicious food! The views from the rooms, the restaurant, pratically any place in the hotel are gorgeous! There's a lush green island, palm trees everywhere, and clear bluish/green ocean waters (that are warm & tranquil, perfect for all water activities!). Although the restaurant service can be slow at times (who's in a rush anyways!), the food is delightful & affordable! They offer a variety of international dishes, ranging from Japanese, Italian, French, German, Mexican, to even yummy hamburgers for the less adventurous! The rooms are simple, but definitely comfortable. I have been there several times, and have learned that this is the "secret spot" in acapulco that the locals love coming to! Check out all the websites & pictures on the internet from this place. You will see that this unique treasure sells itself!
Our family has stayed at the Boca Chica five times over thee last six years. we know what to expect, and love the place for what it is -- a great bargain, slightly run-down, personable staff who are there year after year, and located in the non-American part of Acapulco. Last year, the hotel finally invested in some improvements in the facilities, in particular making access to the pool, restaurant and diving cove much safer for older guests. Hopefully a sign of more improvements in the future. Snorkeling in the cove and along the adjacent rocky coast is fantastic, has to be the best among any Acapulco hotel. Kids love jumping off the pier, although it can get a little slippery, so be aware. Restaurant service can be very slow, but we have come to expect and plan for it. Rooms are worn-down, functional and nothing special.
We love the Boca Chica.
I stayed one week at the Boca Chica...gorgeous place!
Sleeping while you hear the ocean waves was totally priceless, it was absolutely sad having to leave after that...besides the food was excellent beyond belief. Whatever I would order was the best.
What can I say? My husband and I were the happiest during this soothing, relaxing experience.
Our room was beautiful and comfortable and the view: breathtaking.
And if you go to the Boca Chica u canīt miss the water activities such as snorkeling and kayaking. The ocean there is perfect for it.
People were so nice to us it felt like home.
Canīt wait to go back.
Was a Lot Better
Ive been going to ACA for over 45 years i seen a lot of changes in a lot of places. This hotel was quite a place way back when. Now its preety much gone down hill. I believe its been up for sale for some time and eventuely will be sold as condos.Its location is beautiful but the up keep is to much for owners. I still go there even though I have my own villa on the other side of town and still enjoy the snorkeling and have a good lunch although there lunches have even gone down hill. I would always get queso fondido which is melted cheese and a malteado which is a milk shake with ice cream, last year they said they didnt serve either one anymore. well thats life.
We stayed here for 3 days before moving on to Ixtapa. Good view from the balconies in each room of caletilla bay. Amazing snorkelling just feet from the hotel and a really nice dining area and bar right next to the pool. Very quiet location. The walk up to the hotel can be a bit smelly (public toilet on the approach to the hotel.) The a/c wasnt working too well but we didnt mind it too much. The bed clothes smelled a little musty but nothing you cant have fixed. The help was very accomodating taking our clothes out, ironing them and bringing them back. Telephones, dont work too well. Can get a little noisy during the day with the beach right next to the hotel (a few seconds walk away). However, at nite we had the beach all to ourselves.
i have been a travel agent for 20 years. i researched this property for some time before choosing it. everything this property "could" be was not. i had a reservation but upon arrival the desk clerk said "no rooms" we have rooms tomorrow but not tonite. we have a group. well....I saw maybe 5 people on the property and no bus or groups of people . after 45mins of waiting. suprisingly he found a room. then no water for 2 day. several attempts to make the desk people understand that you can use the toilet in your room. they advised the public toilet down the street. obviously no water and no toilet ....we left.....However, the property is a Great Location, beautiful spot no vendors bother you..walk down the steps to the beach. great sushi bar, best food and great prices. each room has a balcony facing the water. this property is a throwback to the 50's (that's why i picked it) but we came to observe that maybe half of the hotel was being occupied by local families. barking dogs all hours of the nite in the rooms next to ours. grandpa walking around in pj's getting his morning coffee in the kitchen..i'm not saying dont stay here. but this would be my ideal spot except for the no water and the desk people just dont care. when my husband mentioned to the desk clerk that maybe we should use the bushes for our restroom ...he got on the phone to call someone....$50/nite for ac and 2 beds on the water is great...but 4 star it is not...just a warning.
Simple but cute!
My husband and I stayed last year in May 03. The hotel is simple but cute. The a/c in our room was not cold enough but ok. We had a pretty view of the roqueta island, which i enjoyed in the morning. You can see the fisherman leaving early in the morning for an early catch. The rooms are very simple, but breakfast is great! the view from the restaurant is also great and peacefull. We stayed 5 day in that hotel before moving to a 5 star hotel (villa vera-excelent hotel). Boca Chica was a good place to start our vacation. This year we are doing the same thing.
Not the best
My friend and I stayed at the Boca Chica Hotel in what is referred to as "Acapulco viejo". The two double beds in the room were pushed together to make a queen bed I guess. The pool was being fixed, but it wasn't big at all anyway. The beach that is close to the hotel was crowded. The food wasn't bad and the restaurant was cute, small and relaxing. If you are looking for something far away from the hotel zone, "traditional", no beach, the bare necesities, calming and not much activity, then maybe this may be your choice. Our travel dates were 11/15-11/16.
Boca Chica = Real Acapulco
I owned a villa near Hotel Boca Chica for many years and I recommend it, highly. The clientel is mostly Mexican. German tourists seem to like it, as well. The rooms are nothing special but the hotel restrauant is right on the water. The food, service, and prices are good value. The menu is both Spanish and English. It's a great breakfast place. Multiple beach restrauants and bars are nearby and most people speak English. It's not Touristville but it's a very neat place.
If you like the old fashion hotels this is a good one, like if you were back to the 50's. Small and quiet!