Our extended family of six had a relaxing week (March 30-April 6, 2013) at the Grand Mayan. Ahead of time we requested rooms with ocean view and it was ready and waiting for us - top floor. Check in was prompt and friendly. We were amazed that the resort did not seem overly crowded during our stay - we could always find lounge chairs in the shade or sun by the pools and lazy river. Most guests were Mexican families having a good vacation; we were among the very few Americans. Be sure to take the shuttle to the Mayan Palace where there are many more pools and a very nice, long Lazy River. We had it all to ourselves! Took a short taxi ride to Wal-Mart where we bought food for several meals which we prepared in our kitchen. We did enjoy room service, which was quite good - actually the best meals we had. The beach is busy with ATVs, horses, massage tables, a few vendors, and lots of people playing in the surf. One day we hired a driver recommended by the resort and Trip Advisor (either David Alcaraz or Francisco Vargas). He charged $25 US/hour for the six of us. We did a city tour which included the Chapel of Peace, Cliff Divers, Market Square, Jewelry Factory, Lunch at Los Flamingos Restaurant, and various view stops. There were a lot of police in evidence in downtown Acapulco, but we felt safe with our driver. There is no way we would have rented a car and gone places alone - the traffic is horrendous and parking is a nightmare. We have enjoyed staying at The Grand Mayan - Nuevo Vallarta (our favorite), and The Grand Mayan (Cancun). We probably will not return to Acapulco mainly because it is so difficult to get there from Seattle.
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