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... been dubbed the most violent city in the world. That title has been shrugged off recently, and the tourist rush is back on.
There are really 2 sides to Acapulco - Antiguo and Nuevo. Antiguo is the old city, where it used to be the hot international destination. But as it started to get overcrowded with the riff-raff (backpackers and tourists like me), the elites moved elsewhere. They moved down the bay and built it up to a degree that you ...
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.
I was expecting Acapulco to be overrun by Americans but apparently the resort had bad press a few years ago so the Americans and Canadians now head to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. It seemed quite a safe place to me. This is probably helped by the fact that the Mexican Presidents two daughters are currently in the town. Armed police are very ...
... internet cafe and stayed there for about five hours before going for a bit of a walk along the malecon, noticing the police presence was pretty ridiculous (I mean do you really need a Machine Gun and a Pistol just to open a door in McDonalds? Seems really over the top, and makes you feel slightly uneasy). But anyway found a nice scenic and romantic spot over sunset for myself and my ice cream. Seeing as I was expecting a big night, then decided to start on the beers a little ...
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 Copacabana Beach Hotel Acapulco
NOISY,DIRTY AND RUDE
This hotel was a disgrace. the hotel states it is a 4-5 star I would not give it one star! The noise in the hotel was phenomenal all day and night. The rooms were sqalid and the staff were rude. On the basis of this stay I will never go back to Mexico.
Leave it out
This hotel is the pitts. Room o.k, food vile and cold, entertainment bad, bars, what bars.Staff did not want the Britts there neither did the locals, so much so that when we had an earth tremor which I slept through the top two floors of the hotel which were occupied by us Britts, the management did not even evacuate us. Imagine our anger the next day when we found out that all the floors beneath us which were occupied by the Mexicans had been evacuated onto the beach . Acapulco is well past it. Incidentally whilst being taking to Manchester airport on the way out our taxi driver informed us that he had recently transported two girls back home after holidaying in Acapulco and he informed us that they thought it was boring at night nothing to do. We thought they may be hard to please after all Acapulco is world famous, how right they were it is the worst, run down, decrepid, boring resort, you will find on this planet. I have noticed that Acapulco has been taken out of the My Travel Tropical Places brochure I wonder why?.
Time for a facelift
I stayed at the Copacabana in June 2003. I had a reservation for 4 nights but checked out after two. I would rather lose out on the money I payed than be forced to stay around that hotel two more nights. The pictures you may see of the hotel are definately from back in its glory days. I could not believe how bad the outside of this hotel looked upon arriving in the cab. I thought the driver did not understand where I had said to take me. The paint is severely chipped and the area of town that the hotel is located in looks like a scene from a war movie. The rooms were slightly better looking than a college dormitory. There was no safe in the room and the flimsy door dividing your room from your neighbors room could be kicked down by any kindergarten aged child.
There is AC in your room but you have to endure the sound of a Panzer tank driving by your head all night. The rest of the hotel is not air conditioned, and you better have an IV of fluid to keep you hydrated if you plan to try and relax in the lobby bar and have a drink. The air is stagnant and hot. Closing it off and providing AC would be the way to go but at least a ceiling fan would be nice. The place claims to have a few restaurants but only one was evident. The food is consumable and you can live on it, but it is nothing to look forward to. Personally I like to enjoy my meals and have them be flavorful. I never knew this but apparently in Acapulco, breakfast "sausage" is equivalent to sliced up hot dogs. Yum yum. If you appear to be from out of town at all, I would stay away from the beach. I was constantly harassed by local people trying to sell me ANYTHING. I would be asked if I want to rent a jet ski, if I declined..how about deep see fishing..no thanks...how about a seductive massage..no thanks..how about blah blah blah, this would continue untill I just left the beach and went into the hotel area where they could not enter. But that would not stop them from yelling to you to sell things either. Not a place to relax and get away from the annoying aspects of society. Im sorry to sound so sarcastic, but I wish I knew this before I went. This could be a very nice place, but it needs to be closed and renovated.
Hotel clean but may people were ill when we stayed here in June 2001.
There were also may rooms broken into at this time found to be by the security staff.
Pool too small - no lougers left by 9am due to the english putting their towels out the night before!!
Food ok - very british orientated and not much authentic mexican food.
Drinks all in plastic cups if you are all inclusive
We recently holidayed in Acapulco at the Copacobana and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. the location is superb, the hotel excellent and the staff very efficient and friendly. Anyone considering Acapulco as a holiday destination couldn't hope for better!!!!
If you're going to Acapulco to have fun and to party, you MUST stay at the Copacobana. I've gone for three spring breaks and stayed at the Copa each time - wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.
Lot's of Canadians and ginos from the GTA (greater Toronto area). Everyone has a blast.
Parties all day long at the pool because the hotel staff are so amazing. Must get to the pool early early early because all of the lounge chairs go fast!
I only ever encountered one problem and that was that our hotel room was broken into and my friend's money was stolen not to mention our room was trashed. Always use the hotel safe!!!!
Better than rainy manchester england
My girlfriend works in travel so we can be very fussy !!!!
But i have to say we both thought this hotel was fantastic !!!
The rooms were very spacious and clean the staff were very friendly and hospitable, the catering was a mixture for all tastes and the location was great i would definatley recommend requesting a front facing room high floor with sea view as the views are amazing !!!!
my girlfriend and i had a holiday to remember and we hope to return very soon !!!!
Heaven on earth
Go Stangs Go!
Anyways, anyone from western can imagine this.... Picture O-Week in Saugeen but with a beach (and all the small clothing asssociated with them), no RAs, and FREE BOOZE all week!
Copa is the only hotel to stay in if you wanna party! Eveyone from other hotels come down the beach to party here!
Our group of 11 from Western and The Falls loved every second of it!
She was a showgirl, with colored feathers in her hair....
My boyfriend (now fiance) and I stayed at the Copacabana two years ago during the last week in March to celebrate my birthday and get away from mud season. We had a great time, considering we had to adjust to 'Mehico Mehico!' mode and give up our ideas of a quiet, romantic getaway vacation. The hotel was clean enough, but the pool was small and crowded as was the beach and it was nearly impossible to not be accosted by vendors anywhere you went. We did the clubs and "Deesco Beech" but watching American youth gone wild got tiresome by Wednesday night. The worst was when the local disco people showed up with their 12 foot ghetto speakers to blast techno at the pool and get everyone 'in the mood' to go out dancing that evening. That wouldn't have been so bad except that a competiting disco showed up with their own speakers to blast different techno down at the beach. The racket was almost unbearable. We did, however, meet a wonderful couple from Texas and ended up playing drinking games all week to drown out the noise. (We're vacationing with the same couple this year at Iberostar Paraiso in the Mayan Riviera) The entertainment was amusing and we participated in the drinking contests and other such fun and frolic. One place I would definitely recommend checking out is Roqueta Island. Just don't let them talk you into paying more for a 'glass bottom boat'. ALL of the boats going to the island are glass bottom, and the water's too murky to see anything anyway. All in all the Copacabana offered a nice getaway for the price. We just wish we could have heard Barry Manilow sing his song in its entirety without being interrupted with 'oopsah oompsah' Oh, and one last thing - if you go to Andromeda or whichever club is the one with the huge windows, watch out for the freaky guy painted in silver with the fire torches... he gets a little carried away and almost set me on fire.
Best Party in ACA!
I went to Acapulco last spring break with a group of friends
from University of Western Ontario!!! We had a blast... If you're going to Acapulco and want to be where the party is COPACABANA is the only place to go. Everyone else comes from the other hotels to party there... it's awesome!