What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
How to Get There
I booked a reservation months prior to my scheduled stay and received the confirmation of the reservation only to receive an email from one associate asking me to adjust my dates. Subsequently I received an email from a different associate asking if I wanted two double beds or a king size. Unbelievably, I received a third email telling me they had to cancel my reservation due to unavailability. I’ve never experienced such a mess of a simple reservation that was completed and confirmed all online only to essentially have the reservation given away. Even with the offer of giving me a room, I declined due to concerns of arriving with issues.
We were very fortunate to find this small boutique hotel located in Caletita beach. A comfortable four and a half hour drive from Mexico City. It’s a Starwood property and platinum membership gets you an upgrade which was welcome along with a complimentary margarita or drink of your choice.
Sofia at the check inn was very courteous and we were surprised to find our suite super spacious with all the amenities. The pool is nice but crowded on the weekends. Breakfast was great along with the service. It looks like we will make this place our go to location in Acapulco!
A beautiful hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. Some of the shine may have come off the renovations of a decade or so ago, but somehow that makes it all the more comfortable. We spent 5 nights here and didn’t want to leave. The food is top notch. Try to Aca Brown cocktail. We ordered it several times. Go to this hotel!!!
What a perfect escape . We loved the architecture and feel of the property.. fretted with such a great staff and loved our room with amazing views. The private swimming cove was a delight.. and the restaurant is a cut above with lots of fresh and Japanese influenced options.
This hotel celebrates the past but is completely kept up in style!
Memorable!!! Will be back for sure... just perfection.
The worse was that we had reserved 4 rooms in september. When we came 1. of january , there was no rooms. The hotell had send a warning den 23. desember to my daughter, at the roms wew cancelled, because they were not prepaid. We had never been told that, and I have in my hole life never experienced that. The personal at reception was not very helpfull. We tok one rom which was available, the rest of the family and friends had to find an other place. We had to move after the first night. The second room smell old tobacco. So, it was the restaurant... Waiting an hour to get food, First he coffee, so the orange juice 1/2 hour later, bread after one more 1/2 hour. The waiter comes with to breadpieces. When he sets the first one on the table, he throws the second one in the air... A practical joke, we began to laugh. We waited an other 1/2 hour at an other waiter came with more bread. The diner was allright the first evening. But the second evening, the chief was not on duty, and we got only hamburgers.
The hotell situation is really fine, the pool is warm and we could lay down on the terrasse. The Pacific ocean was warm, it could have been the best time in Mexico. But I cannot recommend this hotell. Find en other place to enjoy it in calm.