Going Loco in Acapulco, that’s what visitors of the beach resort come to do. And if you’re into that kind of thing, it’s the perfect place. There are great beaches, the water is always warm, and the sun always shines. But when it doesn’t, there’s always nightlife until it rises again.

You would probably not expect this, but the city of Acapulco goes back about 2000 years ago. It was founded by the Nahua Indians who were the predecessors of the Aztecs. When Cortes arrived in Mexico, Acapulco was an important trading post.


Acapulco is located on a deep, semi-circular bay. It is a port of call for shipping and cruising lines running between Panama and San Francisco, California, United States.


Since 1934 the La Quebrada Cliff Divers have performed their impressive jumps into the shallow water and dangerous tides that form in the bottom part of La Quebrada. The Acapulco cliff divers were featured regularly on the weekend sports program ABC’s Wide World of Sports in the United States during the 1970s.


Generally, Acapulco offers a very good nightlife. Its main clubs are considered to be the Alebrije (the largest in Latin America), and the Baby’O which many consider as the best nightclub in Mexico.
During spring break, many bars and night clubs sign special contracts with U.S.-based travel companies and cater specifically to the needs of the American crowd, which pay in advance through the travel company (the venues cater to everyone, however). Due to this, there are distinct areas in which the American spring breakers are dominant, mainly around the coast where most hotels are located. Most clubs are open bar, while the smaller bar establishments are pay on tab (these also tend to have DJ or live music and dancing). Of the American favored clubs, the top three are Palladium, Mandara, and Privado, all located within a mile of each other.

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