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Why Go?

It's the original Mexican Riviera, with an old-school glamour that still attracts the A-listers

Laser beams and fireworks at sophisticated discos and clubs above Acapulco Bay

Zihuatanejo's cafés on the sand, and fresh papayas and mangos in open-air markets

What To Skip

"Gringolandia" resort developments and all-inclusive compounds in Ixtapa and Acapulco

What For:

Active + Adventure, Beach + Island, Family, Luxury

When To Go:

January, February, March, December


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