With a name which sounds like quintessential exoticism, weather blessed by the gods of idleness, a legendary half-moon bay and nightlife which attracts party lovers from all over the world, Acapulco deserves its demonic reputation. Those who dislike mass tourism will avoid this destination. But Acapulco is also a truly Mexican city, with two million inhabitants, a history which goes far back and a sturdy character. Its creation goes back to 1531, when the conquistadors chose it as their first port on the Pacific coast (the history is told in the museum now situated in Fort San Diego). The Quebrada cliffs aren't far away. You can admire there the exploits of young divers who jump into the ocean from a height of 115 feet. But the main activities remain lazing on the beaches of the hotels of La Condesa, and going to the night clubs and bars along Miguel-Aleman boulevard with its constant traffic, and flooded by the multicolour neon lights and music. Later on, when the party is going full on in the night clubs on Las Brisas hillside, their glass-walled dance floors offer an unforgettable view of the shimmering Acapulco Bay.