An oceanfront sushi restaurant led by chef Keisuke Harada
Spacious 10,000-square-foot spa with open-air sea-facing terraces
Free use of the hotel’s sporting equipment, for trolling around Acapulco Bay
What To Know
Hotel Boca Chica is about a 45-minute drive from the airport
If you’re traveling during high season (December to April), be sure to book rooms well in advance
Parking on site
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Luxury 1950s retro beach resort in the heart of old Acapulco with an oceanfront pool and restaurant
The Boca Chica’s design cues come from preeminent Mexican architect Antonio Pelaez, who in the 1950s built one of the finest examples of midcentury Mexican design. Today the 36-room hotel retains the clean and chic aesthetic it had when it was first built: Geometric forms throughout are softened by a palette of green and original terrazzo floors. The region also has a rich history of art, including the mosaics of Diego Rivera and his pupils, one of which, made by Francisco Eppens, adorns one of the façades of the Boca Chica.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms and suites are all about effortless elegance and functionality — think Beverly Hills bungalow meets laid-back beachside living. The Boca Chica’s Sunset Suites have walls that fold open to reveal striking views of the bay and the spirited poolside lounge, and the terraces are strung with net hammocks for chilling and watching the sun pass over the bay. Like the rooms themselves, the bathrooms are minimalist in their clean, white color scheme, and some are integrated into the open-plan rooms.
Historically, Acapulco has been one of Mexico’s premier tourist destinations. Its sunny climate and luxury hotels and condos, not to mention rollicking nightlife, are the things that keep people coming back. But there are plenty of diversions on-site to keep guests occupied. The bar, pool area and restaurant lend the hotel a sense of cohesion, so guests feel more inclined to mingle and use the spaces as if they were part of a large, luxurious living room.
In the Area
The Boca Chica is in the old section of Acapulco, which is a repository of exquisite midcentury modernist houses built in the hills overlooking the bay. Beyond the architecture, there are clusters of small bars near the hotel that serve excellent examples of the staples in Acapulco’s culinary spectrum: guacamole, ceviche, chips and margaritas. But the biggest draw here is Acapulco Bay, and the Boca Chica has canoes that guests can borrow. The property can also assist with renting jet skis and other water toys for trolling around the bay. One of the most striking attractions here is the La Quebrada cliff divers, a group of professional daredevils who perform daily shows, both in the daytime and evening, on the vertiginous, rocky cliffsides of old Acapulco.
Playa Caletilla, Fracc. Las Playas
How to Get There
Transfers to/from General Juan N. Alvarez International Airport (ACA), about 18 miles away, are approximately $47 for two people, each way, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from ACA are approximately $39, each way.