Our trip to Acapulco June 12-16, ‘11 was very enjoyable. It was our 4th trip there, but it had been 4 years since the last one due to all the violence and warnings. It’s sad, though, that so few non-Mexicans are traveling there anymore. There hasn't been any drug related violence in the main tourist areas. There were only 4 of us at this hotel (Calinda Beach Hotel), but there were a lot of Mexican families vacationing there. The hotel took very good care of us, and our vacation club, Royal Holiday, even offered us a guide and transportation around the city. The hotel's concierge was also willing to take us anywhere we wanted, and even did some research for us regarding where we might find a particular type of art. We really liked the food at the hotel, also. I recommend the Tampiquena dish especially. Sanborns is a great Mexican store and restaurant that is attached to the hotel, too, and you can charge anything you buy there to your hotel account. Other nearby restaurants we especially liked were 100% Natural, and El Jaguar. El Jaguar featured food, music, and fine artesania from that particular area of Mexico. All the prices were reasonable. My husband really liked the fact that there was a golf/tennis center just a block away. It was very affordable to hit a bucket of balls with a rented club. The greens fee was a little high, though, at about $50 (US) for 9 holes, but I don't know what all that would have included. The only 2 things I didn't like was that one had to ask for ice to be brought up to the room, and had to pay about $1.45 for a package of coffee with a filter that served 4. The room did have a coffee pot, but no coffee. As you may know, most American hotels provides the coffee with the pot, and has an ice machine on every floor. However, those were my only 2 complaints, and only because I'm a very spoiled American. This hotel really made it a great experience. So, let’s all return to Acapulco and go to the Calinda!