Cruise to Acapulco

Acapulco may be today’s best example of “what’s old is new again.” Once the glam go-to for 1940s and ‘50s Hollywood elite, the city with its sun-splashed bay ringed by the dramatic Sierra Madre del Sur is drawing another generation of celebs, including Brad Pitt, Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas.

A new spotlight is shining on this grand dame of Mexican resorts, but Acapulco has always had what it takes to be a vacation hotspot: gold-hued beaches, watersports, golf, the welcoming Mexican culture and a seductive tropical allure.