every year, temperatures seldom fall below 80
degrees, and "don't worry, be happy" is the
prevailing attitude. You can go barefoot to a disco
and do just about anything — as long as it's not
against the law.
While it's dead in the afternoon (siesta lasts
from 1 to 4 p.m.), Acapulco comes alive at night
— late at night. Dinner parties at private homes
don't get started until around 11 p.m. Those who
come even a minute earlier arrive with the help.
Built where the mountains meet the sea,
Acapulco is a cosmopolitan city that still manages
to retain its Mexican flavor. "The Strip" refers to
the wide and wonderful Costera Miguel Aleman,
an avenue which spills over with hotels, restaurants,
discos and boutiques, and:which most .afficionados
simply call "the Costera."
The Acapulco boom, which began in the
1960s, continues even now, with investments
pouring in. Dazzling homes continue to go up.
Thanks to a multi-million dollar, city-wide
improvement program, parks were built, and
streets and sidewalks along the Strip were made
heat-absorbent just so visitors can traverse the
seven-mile stretch in bare feet.
Acapulco hotels, many of them leading five-
star establishments, are characteristically big and
spacious. Those who like them that way —