Acapulco Bay – Guerrero, Mexico
Among the Most Romantic Views on Earth
Much of Acapulco’s sultry reputation as Hollywood’s south-of-the-border beach club has been shattered by a groundswell of tourism, but the heart-stopping beauty of the bay is eternal. With physical endowments that have often been compared to those of Rio de Janeiro, Acapulco also features unbeatable sunsets over its 7-mile horseshoe-shaped bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Avoid the package tourists and revel in unparalleled water views by checking in at the Hotel Las Brisas, the legendary hilltop grande dame that has shared Acapulco’s fame and high profile for more than three decades. Every day is a honeymoon here: Secluded fuchsia- and bougainvillea-draped casitas boast private pools filled with floating hibiscus flowers and breathtaking views of the bay. The hotels Bella Vista alfresco restaurant is aptly named.
Most guests never leave Las Brisas’s 750 tropical acres on the lush mountainside, but those who do jump in one of the hotel’s hallmark pink-and-white-striped jeeps and head 6 miles north to the nearby fishing village of Pie de la Cuesta, a laid-back spot where a hammock and the roar of the surf evoke a long-ago Acapulco.