Hotel Boca Chica. Acapulco, Mexico
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Originally published July 2011
I’ve always loved the retro appeal of Acapulco. I remember hearing the name as a port of call on the Love Boat when I was younger and thinking it sounded so exotic, sunny, glamorous and somehow rock and roll. On the last season of Mad Men, Don Draper jets off to Acapulco for some alone time and it reminded me of this once vibrant resort town by the sea. Of course, times change and Acapulco has had it’s ups and downs and eventually fell out of favor with jetset as they moved onto other tropical destinations leaving the once glitzy resorts empty and in disrepair.
Now, Acapulco is starting to find itself again. The Hotel Boca Chica in Acapulco is a redesigned and refurbished 1950’s hotel situated right on the water. The interior of this 30 room, six suite hotel was designed by the Mexican artist Claudia Fernández and has a pool, spa, restaurant, bar and room service all on site. The rooms are bright and airy and some feature hammocks, private gardens and lots of tropical touches. And the best part is that I found rates as low at $90 USD per night for a mid-week stay and only $126 USD for weekend nights on the hotel’s website.