Stroll along palm-dotted beaches framed by a backdrop of mountain ranges when you visit the Pacific Coast state that rose to fame as a hideaway for Hollywood stars.
Home to some of Mexico’s most renowned beaches, the southwestern state of Guerrero encompasses a long stretch of Pacific coastline. Explore Guerrero’s Triangúlo del Sol (Triangle of the Sun) and find historic cities, seaside resorts and breathtaking mountain-ridge towns. See the monumental architecture of Guerrero’s pre-Hispanic ruins and ancient rock art in mountainside cave systems.
Best known as a glamorous getaway for Hollywood celebrities in the 1950s, Acapulco has a long-held reputation as a luxurious beach destination. See stunning colonial architecture in the old town center. Explore the sheltered bay beaches that front the scenic boulevard of La Costera at the Bay of Santa Lucia. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the sunshine and swimming in the gentle waves, looking back at stunning views of the Sierra Madre del Sur ranges. For better surf swell, head to Playa Revolcadero.
See the lagoon at nearby Pie de la Cuesta or snorkel at Isla de la Roqueta. Daredevil divers can be seen leaping gracefully from craggy cliff ledges at La Quebrada. After the stillness of a sunny afternoon, Acapulco stirs back into life as its extensive collection of bars and clubs begin to fill.
Find the traditional streetscape of the former fishing town of Zihuatanejo to the northwest, alongside the high-rise modern resort developments in Ixtapa. Visit Taxco, a breathtaking ancient mining town built into a mountain ridge, distinctive for its preserved colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and local silverwork.
Learn about the region’s Mezcala culture at one of several archaeological sites throughout the state. Some of the best examples of indigenous architecture can be seen at La Organera-Xochipala. For something more high-octane, check out the fascinating cave systems in Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park or go rafting on the Papagayo River.
Guerrero is easily accessible by air to Juan N. Álvarez International Airport. Make use of the region’s local buses and taxis to explore the towns. Pick ocean-fronting accommodation to wake up to views of the sun glinting on the Pacific Ocean as it rises over the state’s easterly mountain ranges.