Grand Mayan is a beautiful, amazing resort that we have been to year after year. The facilities: rooms, restaurants, spas, gym, pools, and beaches are all impressive. And the service is impeccable. We have come to know that this is a given at each of their locations. However, this year our stay at the Acapulco Grand Mayan was made even more enjoyable by two locals we met. In another culture it is often difficult to know who to trust regarding day excursions, etc. This is compounded by the language barrier and by differing cultural values. But this year we met two men who were both trustworthy and spoke excellent English! The first was our driver, David Alcarez, who drove us to and from the airport, and took us on a city tour and to see the cliff divers and a very interesting botanical garden. We met him through the hotel taxi system. This is one of the most personable men you could ever meet. He was charming and friendly without being insincere in the least. He put us right at ease and was very open and honest and made us a part of his life and family in that short time. We will definitely call him immediately next time we arrive in Acapulco. The second man was Arturo Soberanis, who we met on the beach independent of the hotel system. He represents a deep sea fishing tour business called "Fish You Were Here." This man arranged a great deep sea fishing experience for us at an excellent price, cheaper than through the hotel travel desk. We actually caught a 9 foot long, 100 lb. sailfish!! The boat was nice and the captain and crew were very helpful. It was reassuring that Arturo went on the excursion with us. he also gave us good advise regarding tipping in many situations. We highly recommend that you contact these two gentlemen for a great time in Acapulco. David's cell: from Mexico (404) 744-909-3830. Arturo's phone: from USA 011-521-744-440-0121.