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Las Brisas Acapulco

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Buda is a top of the line Indian restaurant, located at the top of the ascent to leave Acapulco Bay for Puerto Marqués. The walls are glass, so that visitors can take in the panoramic view of the Mexican shoreline and the sea beyond. ... more»
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Fever tells you to "relive the fever of the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's" with them. The club was started as a concept that Acapulco lacked: a place where notalgia was permitted, and young and not-so-young could enjoy nightlife under the same roof. Fever adds in a mix of current popular... more»
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Hotel Encanto is one of Acapulco's newest and most luxurious boutique hotels, located in the exclusive area of Brisas Marqués in the "Diamond Zone," convenient to the airport, beaches and upscale shopping options. The rooms have commanding views of the bay of Puerto Marqués and the Pacific Ocean beyond. It... more»
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When visitors arrive in Acapulco, they may hear about “Las Brisas”, but not know where it is or what is there.

The term refers, of course, to the luxury “Las Brisas” Hotel, which rises up over Acapulco's bay on the eastern slope of ridge surrounding the city. But above the Hotel, and past it, as you take the Scenic Highway (“Carretera Escénica”) up and over towards Puerto Marqués, you pass the neighborhood called “Las Brisas.” It is probably the wealthiest residential section of town, with multi-million-dollar villas set into the hillside, overlooking Acapulco’s bay and facing the Golden Zone. The more easterly neighborhoods and those with higher vantage points may also have a view of Puerto Marqués, Playa Revolcadero, Laguna de Tres Palos, or back towards Isla Roqueta at the mouth of the bay.

Las Brisas

Along the Escénica in the Las Brisas area, you will find several of Acapulco’s most elegant restaurants (like Bellavista, Kookaburra, Baikal, Casa Nova, and Pagliacci) and some of its top nightclubs (like Palladium and Siboney).

At the top, on the ridge line, the large cross of the “Chapel of Peace” (“Capilla de la Paz”) towers over the terrain. It is inside the exclusive, gated community of Las Brisas. The Chapel is accessible by leaving a credential with the gate guard during the chapel's hours of operation. Otherwise, an authorized visitor can take a pleasant walk around these wealthy neighborhoods, which are truly beautiful; however, one must be able to state some form of “business” to the security guard, or else entry will be denied.

Technically speaking, “Las Brisas” is a general term, applied to a number of contiguous neighborhoods strung across the hillside above the Navy Base and continuing over the top until reaching Puerto Marqués. Some of the more noteworthy neighborhoods are:

The only way in or out of Las Brisas is via the Scenic Highway (“Carretera Escénica”). Las Brisas is definitely not pedestrian friendly. When you walk along or across the Escénica, you take your life in your hands. The narrow road has many blind curves, virtually no shoulders, and no room for pedestrians. There is barely room for two lanes of vehicles. To make matters worse, most drivers – including the police and the buses – take the curves at high speed.

One misconception is that Las Brisas has good beaches. A small number of villas down low may have access to a small beach. A couple of beach clubs have been built in the area by hotels like the Park Royal and Las Brisas. But in general, Las Brisas has no beachfront. This is compensated by the breathtaking views the area enjoys of Acapulco – particularly at night. Click here for a guide to Acapulco beaches.

Capilla de la Paz

Acapulco's Tallest Church

La Capilla de la Paz (the Chapel of Peace) is Acapulco's large non-denominational church with the towering 130 ft. tall cross that is visible from pretty much everywhere around the bay. It is high up on the cliffs (some 1,200 feet above sea level) in the Las Brisas neighborhood off the Scenic Highway. To get there you take the highway from the city and make a hairpin left at the huge entryway into the Las Brisas gated community (not the Hotel). The security guard will permit you to go in to visit the Chapel during its hours: from 10am to 6pm. If you like to pray of just want a great view of the city and a tour of Acapulco's answer to Beverly Hills, you might enjoy a trip to see La Capilla.

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A classy piano bar in the Mandara complex tailored to an older and slightly more sophisticated crowd. Fine wines, delicious cocktails and entrees served. Beautiful views and a refined ambiance make Siboney a club that should not be missed. The Rafael Coronel Martini Bar, named after the well-known Mexican artist,... more»
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Classico del Mar refers to itself as a "deck and disco boutique." Fair enough. Deck, because of the large rooftop deck where patrons can lounge about while admiring the spectacular panorama of Acapulco bay over a bottle of Dom Perignon. Boutique, because Classico del Mar goes above and beyond with... more»
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Baikal is a sophisticated, fashionable, upscale refuge for the urban glitterati. The entrance at the parking level quickly leads down a spiral stair to the bar and reception area. The center of attention in the vaulted dining room is the majestic view of Acapulco Bay, seen through floor-to-ceiling windows. Colors... more»
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Mandara, formerly Enigma, is Palladium only less so. It's also a bit smaller, but the rest is basically the same. Steep cover, open bar, nice view of the bay, techno and house, young trendy crowd. It's located almost next door to Palladium. One advantage is that one of Acapulco's main... more»
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Miramar gives guests an unobstructed lookout to the sea, which is the translation of its name. It is found off the scenic highway that connects the bay side of Acapulco with Puerto Marques. The menu is a sophisticated offering in continental/international style, and the ambiance is elegant and romantic. The... more»
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Palladium is without a doubt the most famous club in Acapulco. This is the place if you like your discos big, loud, and lively. Perched on a mountainside in Las Brisas, Palladium has an intense view of the Golden Zone and Acapulco Bay which is nothing short of spectacular at... more»