Cliktrips likes the beach, palm trees, mountain hikes, desertscapes, forest walks, the jungle, tropical islands, swimming pools, lake swims, rocky seaside cliffs, sunsets, soundbaths, hot tubs, the occasional cold plunge, bicycle rides, road trips, spritzes of all kinds, lots of snacks and the colors pink and green. Cliktrips also enjoys late night techno parties, balearic rooftop hangs, weird weekenders, tropical sounds, trippy disco, and dancing ‘til dawn.

 

Hotel Boca Chica. Acapulco, Mexico

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.

For more on the hotel, check out their website at www.hotel-bocachica.com. And for more on the new Acapulco, read this article over at Travel and Leisure.

Trippin' with Poolside

Trippin' with Poolside

Home Video in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Home Video in San Juan, Puerto Rico