In my craziest of dreams, I’m Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor’s best-friend. Well, they say everything is allowed when you dream, so why not? As you might have seen on social media, Acapulco was one of my honeymoon stops. However, I have to tell you that I didn’t wake up one day deciding to go there.
One of the mistakes I made while preparing my wedding is that I didn’t allocated enough time to plan my honeymoon ahead of time. I kept on postponing the matter until it was too late to plan a proper trip. Furthermore, I needed to choose a country where the weather would still be enjoyable. Also, we didn’t want to simply hit an island and spend the entire days just tanning, eating, sleeping. Hence, instead of heading to Bora Bora, we decided to go to Mexico and explore several cities where we could have both the beach and a vivid city to explore, a new culture to discover. I’ve always wanted to practice my Spanish, so what better occasion?
Acapulco is a gorgeous city, prettier than I had ever imagined. This city located on the Pacific coast of Mexico is on a deep, semi-circular bay that has been a port since the early colonial period of Mexico’s history. This city is known as one of Mexico’s oldest and most well-known beach resorts. In the 1950s, it became the getaway for Hollywood stars and millionaires (Yes Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy and many others spent their honeymoons there). Today, it’s still attracting many tourists but mostly locals. You will notice on the pictures that there’s the north end of the bay that is still traditional while the south is full of hotels.
We chose to stay at the Banyan Tree Cabo Marques. I highly recommend it. It was gorgeous! Every villa is located on a part of the hill, facing the sea, an unforgettable view! The spa at the hotel is just perfect and the food is incredible.