I don't even know where to start. We traveled to The Grand Mayan and stayed there for a week. From the minute we arrived in the middle of the night, the place was absolutely breathtaking. The atmosphere of the hotel is amazing especially at night. We were welcomed by the front desk who spoke English. All of the staff at this hotel is very friendly and informative but we definitely had some people that went above and beyond.
Our first full day there we decided to take a trip to Wal-Mart. The hotel has their own taxi drivers which made me feel better about getting in a cab with a random person. We happened to luck out and get Jose Luis Peralta or Pepe Pipa as he is more commonly known. He ended up not only driving us around but pretty much turned into our tour guide. He speaks very fluent English and I would highly recommend asking for him when you need a driver. We had two hungry guys that wanted to experience what Mexico had to offer as far as food. Pepe took us to a place that had the most delicious barbacoa we had tasted. Now Fair warning it wasn't in the tourist area. He also ended up taking us to the farmer's market ( Also not in the tourist area ) where we spent way too much on all the delicious fruits!
We decided to do the presentation to receive our free breakfast and our discounts to the spa. I was really hesitant at first thinking we would be pressured and end up annoyed and not thinking it was worth it. I couldn't have been more wrong. We did the presentation with Chris. He definitely made it more informative than pushy. Had we had the money we probably would have walked out owners. We mentioned that we wanted to go Spear Fishing during out trip and mentioned he may have a contact.
After that presentation we met Cici. She gave us the next presentation where we were referred to a place called Acaburger (again not in the tourist area) This place had THE BEST BURGER we have ever had, which should mean a lot coming from an american. It is a little hole in the wall but don't be discouraged by that the food is amazing. We also mentioned to her that we wanted to go Spear Fishing. Between Cici and Chris they made it happen.
Yerry (Jerry) was not only nice enough to take a spear gun on his boat trip, which he normally doesn't take, but he was also nice enough to change the day for us. He normally does his boat tour on Thursdays ( Keep that in mind if planning to do it) but he did it on Wednesday since we left early the next day. This was probably the best thing we did all trip and well worth the money! it was $100 US dollars per person. He along with his buddies Carlos and a man they called Champion made the trip amazing. They took us on a trip all around the coast showing us all the beautiful houses. They are very well knowledge d on them. They then took us snorkeling/ spear fishing at La Roqueta (Sp?) It was beautiful. They had snorkel gear fins and noodles to make it relaxing. The fish there were beautiful and they made sure you saw them. Champion even caught us some oysters which he let us eat later. They then took us to a restaurant called Palao which can only be reached by boat. The food was pretty good and they even had a little show. (Be as energetic as possible you may win a prize) We also went to la Quebrada to see the cliff divers. ( A must see by the way ) After that these wonderful people managed to maneuver this boat through some rough waters as a storm was coming in. They even made it seem easy as all of us thought we were surely doomed. They then took us Jet Skiing. Might I add that they also had a sandwich for a snack and ALL THE BOOZE you could possibly want, which they offered you throughout the whole trip. Afterwards they took as back to our starting location where the taxi drivers who had picked us up took us back to the hotel (This was also included in the price). WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
Last but not least, Mi Amiga. Our housekeeper for the week was Rosa. Now this place takes its housekeeping very seriously. I'm pretty sure we had people come in and clean at least 3 times a day. Rosa was helpful with my Spanish and suggestions on what to do and she truly was mi amiga!
Now as of right now the hotel is doing renovations as well as they are in their off season so not only is there a lot of construction but some things are not open or only open certain hours. However this would not discourage me from coming here again. I would definitely recommend this place and will definitely be coming back.
-Go to Playa de Puerto Marquez and get a Coco Loco (Beware of the vendors)
- Take Yerry's Tour
-Go to AcaBurger
-Definitely Check out the Spa
-Haggle for the ATV's and Jetski's
-Watch out for solo's (Ask Pepe Pipa)
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- Also Known As:
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- Grand Mayan Hotel Acapulco
- Acapulco Grand Mayan