For a luxury vacation that doesn’t break the bank, the Las Brisas Acapulco resort offers a wonderful seaside oasis at an affordable price.  

Each of the 251 guest casitas — each just $115 per night — are built right into the hillside overlooking Acapulco Bay on the west coast of Mexico about 250 miles from Mexico City. Arriving guests are greeted with an icy-cold cocktail and whisked away to their quarters in one of the resort’s signature pink and white jeeps.

The rooms are spacious and airy with stone walls, sleek tile flooring, luxury linens and a petal-strewn path leading to the oceanfront patio. The larger suites – one or two bedroom – have private indoor and outdoor pools and a Jacuzzi.

Throw on a plush bathrobe and enjoy sunset from a comfy chaise on your private terrace or spend an afternoon floating in your private pool with a breathtaking Pacific Ocean view. Relax with an in-room massage, or hang out in a poolside cabana at one of the resort’s larger guest pools. You’re just steps away from the ocean and a variety of water-centered activities.

For guests wanting an exclusive dining experience, Las Brisas by Preferred Hotels offers private in-room dining preparations served poolside. For more mixing and mingling, resort restaurants are close by: five restaurants and bars that serve an international style of savory entrees and frosty cocktails.

Acapulco is all about the beach and the parties, days on the sand and nights in the city’s nightclubs and hot spots. The city center near La Costera Miguel Aleman has a variety of bars and clubs: the elegant Mandara nightclub suits some, while others prefer the casual vibe of Disco Beach at Playa Condesa. There’s local and international music everywhere in the clubs, many in the high-rise hotels and scattered along the beach.

The most renowned Acapulco beach is Playa Diamente, just south of the airport. If golf is your game, the Tres Vidas Golf Course offers 18 holes with ocean views. Spend an afternoon sports fishing on a chartered trip.

Acapulco’s most famous attraction is clearly the cliff divers at La Quebrada: five daily shows with harrowing cliff dives of more than 150 feet. It’s a sight that’s been fascinating onlookers for nearly a century.

You can also spend time wandering the city center and the plaza to shop for locally-sourced goods. The area is packed with wonderful stores and cafes with shady spots offering an invitation to relax with a coffee or cocktail. 

For more information visit Preferred Hotels.