El Tropicano

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Costera M. Aleman 20, Acapulco, Pacific Coast, 39850, Mexico
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Satisfaction Average
Very Good

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 27% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families40
  • Couples16
  • Solo100
  • Business50

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Forum Posts

transportation for disabled traveler

by MellowMel

Arriving via cruise ship, most of a day to tour, and wonder if we should pre-arrange for a car & driver for a disabled traveler. The cruise excursions are too long or not accessible for wheelchair confined. Any suggestions?

Re: transportation for disabled traveler

by melosh

If you have already decided that the cruise excursion can not be done then you do not have much of an alternative other than contacting a guide with flexibility, but I would be surprised if you can find one with a vehicle modified with a special wheelchair lift. I would also be surprised if you could rent such a vehicle, but maybe . . .

If you have not already done so, you could ask the cruise line (not just your local sales agent) if they know of anyone, but even though I am sure that this is not a unusual problem do not be surprised if they can not or will not help you: they are in the mass tourism business. Still I think you should certainly insist that you be able to leave the ship before the group tour folks and the lines of debarking passengers. You may have to try to arrange this when at sea.

I did search google for "Acapulco tours for disabled" but the few sites that came up did not look promising, but the name of one person, Rosie, did show up who seemed to get very good reviews. Her husband apparently is also a guide and might even be the better choice if lifting is required. They sound like the type of people you want to contact, small independent operators. They seem to be quite modest in their charges and my guess is that they could arrange anything or answer your questions. They probably will know many of the tour guides and if they can not fit you into their schedule can connect you with someone who can. I am sure you can find their contact information somewhere on the internet. If you are going to pay for a car and driver you should really get a driver-guide you can communicate with well enough that you will not miss the boat sailing due to a language problem.

Thinking about your having a easy and fun time, perhaps you should seriously consider having both a driver and guide, or a driver-guide plus an extra strong young man to help with transfers. In Mexico this should not cost very much.
Good luck. bob

Travel Tips for Acapulco

Day trip to Taxco

by song4joy2

Set aside a Saturday to catch a bus to Taxco. You will not be sorry. It is a four hour trip by bus to this picturesque mountain town. Saturdays are the market day when the downtown streets are filled with open markets sprawling all directions. Here you will find silver jewellery in all styles from really modern to ornate. This is where the retailers from all over Mexico come to buy their silver. Saturday, being market day it is busy, but the prices are fantastic! Be prepared to push if you want to get next to some of the displays, and keep close clutch of your money when in these crushed crowds. Prices were a quarter of what you paid in Acapulco. Walk up to the Zocalo and step inside the cathedral Sta Prisca. This cathedral is breathtaking! My best memory of Acapulco will be Caleta Beach. This is where the locals come to play. The water is calm and great for swimming or just floating around. My hotel was right on Caleta Beach and I grew to love my home away from home. It also helped that it was filled with fellow Canadians who knew how to have fun!

Most everyone in the tourist...

by ccitrone

Most everyone in the tourist areas speak very good English. We found that most folks appreciated you making a try at Spanish even if you stumbled. Be friendly and you will get friendly multiplied in return.


by Ainda about PALLADIUM!!!!!

This is like the best night club in Acapulco for so many reasons, just to mention some of them:
The sight seein is the best you can see all Acapulco coast.
The biggest nightclub.
The coolest lights and sound system
Fireworks in the outside
The best music
The best people
Open Bar (international) Casual....Skirts, pants, jeans,tops, nikkis...


Acapulco Cliff Divers

by shmiller

Of course no trip to Acapulco would be compete with witnessing the famous cliff divers. We took a taxi from the strip to the far south end of the city and then up a steep hill to the hotel and scenic lookout drive. The scene is breathtaking. Huge high cliffs and crashing white ocean spray at the bases. The ocean is deep blue and a bit rough that day. This truly is a must see!

Beach food

by vilip

In the Mexican beaches, you may find people walking around selling fruits for you to eat.
I can't assure you that they are completely clean, but my Mexican friends ate, so I thought it would be an interesting opportunity to try some new fruits.

The most impressive is that, besides trying some completely unknown fruits, you may also try them with PEPPER and/or with SALT!

I do recommend the "Jicama" (pron.: HEE-ka-ma) in slices with salt. It tastes a little like Melon and has lots of water, which is good for hydratation after some hours under the sun. If you do have the guts, try it with pepper ("chili")!!


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Address: Costera M. Aleman 20, Acapulco, Pacific Coast, 39850, Mexico