Trip Start Mar 21, 2007
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Arrived about 7am on the overnight bus from Puerto Escondido. The bus station was miles out of town so forked out 60pesos for a taxi, a least the prices were standardised on a chart for you to see.
Decided to try the hotel of my namesake for a laugh - Hotel Paola in downtown Acapulco!
Was expecting tacky central like Cancun, but actually it's not nearly as bad. The bay area is lovely, although beaches are quite dirty, but the surrounding hills make it very picturesque. It has an old-worldy feel of glamorous movies and cocktails, and a certain mystique that appeals to me. Decided I like Acapulco! Watched a young guy practising diving off the cliffs for ages.
The main reason for coming was to see the 'amazing cliff divers', who dive up to 100ft from the rocks into the sea. Got to the final 10.30pm show, a bit the worse for wear from the cheap bottle of Pina Colada cocktail we'd bought and several beers etc. throughout the day!
Next day we wandered around a bit more then took the bus to the beach along by the main hotel strip, the water was excellent fun.
On the Sunday decided to stay one more night. We visited Fuerte de San Diego, a fortress built in the 16th century to protect the Spanish ships and the bay area from them thar pirates
Left the next day in search of different beach action.
Where I stayed