Acapulco Diamante#7 in Best Things To Do in Acapulco
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Acapulco is emerging from its outdated reputation toward a hip, classy and altogether modern Mexican city. This rapid transformation might not hold true in all of Acapulco, but one recently renovated area is really making its mark: Acapulco Diamante. Located on the south end of the city, across the bay from Old Acapulco and what the New York Times calls "tourist frenzy," Acapulco Diamante's hotels and restaurants are perfect for the luxury or romance traveler seeking a quite, refined beach getaway far from Acapulco's hustle and bustle. And though this stylish area might be too expensive to stay in, you should at least visit for a little while, if only to catch the sunset or take a few pictures atop the nearby Capilla de la Paz.
Getting to Acapulco Diamante is easy. Just take a cab or bus along La Costera to the south side of the bay. Be sure to reserve hotel rooms and restaurant tables well in advance since the area is becoming increasingly popular among travelers and locals alike.
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#1 Playa Icacos
Adjacent to Playa Condesa is the popular -- and less-crowded -- Playa Icacos, one of the largest beaches in the area and home to the "CICI" Recreation Area, which offers watersports including sailing, motor boating, parasailing and water skiing. Here you'll find a fewer number of beach goers and vendors than Condesa, but the watersports attractions remain relatively similar.
You can access Playa Icacos through the La Palapa Hotel. It also sits near the American restaurants Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood.
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