Dec 30, 2010
Well here we go breaking another rule....we arrived in Acapulco at night after a lovely drive through the steep cactus covered mountains leading from Taxco to the coast. Fortunately for us there is a tourist center in the terminal and he had sheafs of listings for hotels and we could choose based on price and amenities. We chose the Romano Palace, a 22 story high rise right on the "strip". It looked OK and we were on the 17 th floor. Again rather spartan, but fine for such a late arrival. The music was pounding from the clubs and restaurants across the street and we quickly readied ourselves to explore it. Did I say quickly? After a considerable wait for the elevator to rise up and go past us we watched in dismay as it made an express pass right by us to the ground floor. Oh well what's a 17 floor hike when it is at least all downhill. Once out on the street we passes one restaurant/bar/disco after another...everyone empty except for the hawkers outside offering coupons to potential patrons. They all had a $10 cover charge or more and so the throngs of tourists (all Mexican except for two) just kept on walking by. We finally zeroed into the Barbarossa which waived their charge and had dinner. After a bit more walking we called it a night a went back to our room. By now it was nearly 11:00 and still we couldn't see anyone on the discos. Still the music pounded our wells like the feeling you get when a car in the States with a boom box passes you. Suffice it to say that this lasted until around 5 a.m.;but surprisingly we slept just fine through it all.