The isolated bays of Mexico’s rugged Pacific coastline attract both those looking to take some time out under the warmth of the sun and surfers keen to catch a few ‘Mexican waves’. Nature lovers will be keen to spot dolphins and humpback whales and, heading back towards land, there are some fascinating mangrove-fringed lagoons and charming fishing villages to explore. Snorkel, surf, sail, scuba dive, or explore mountain cliffs by horseback or mountain bike – enjoy the Pacific coast how you will.
Golden sands and eternal nightlife have earned the lively city of Acapulco a reputation as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific.’ It’s a hectic city, but away from the crowds lie cliffside restaurants, botanical gardens and even a 17th-century fort. Our favourite hotel, the vintage Boca Chica, sits on an idyllic cove in the vibrant Caleta neighbourhood, and is a charming retreat away from the hustle and bustle.