Here’s a guest post (our first!) from a reader, and another of our favorite travel bloggers, Travel Glitter’s Monica Poling:

It seems Acapulco just can’t catch a break, when it comes to the media.
Still when you’re ensconced in the grounds of the Fairmont Acapulco
Princess, it’s pretty easy to forget that anything exists outside the

resort’s entry gate.

No doubt the resort’s five free form pools help keep guests entertained for days.

Photo: M Poling

Photo: M Poling

Two of the pools feature swim-up bars, because who really wants to work too
hard to get a margarita? There’s also a saltwater pool on site, and our
favorite pool sports a tropical “river” complete with waterfalls and a


Photo: M. Poling

Photo: M. Poling




If you tire of the pool scene (but really how could you?) you can head over to the all-you-can-eat buffet, which features seafood grilled to order, and make-your-own ceviche.

From late August through early December kids can learn about the environment while helping protect it, by helping liberate baby turtles from the turtle farm located right on site. Or they can help the chef bake cookies-using his secret recipe.

Here are some of the resort’s photos:

Fairmont Acapulco

Fairmont Acapulco Princess



–Monica Poling is the editor of Travel Glitter a consumer travel website that encourages visitors to slow down and connect with their vacation. Additionally she is the online editor for, a B2B travel magazine focused on travel agents in the Western U.S. In her free time she helps tourism and travel-industry organizations develop strategies to improve and expand their online presence.

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