Sun Splash Tours

Acapulco, Mexico

Spring Break Acapulco is guaranteed to impress even the most jaded Spring Breaker. Spend your days sipping chilled beverages at the pool of your ultra-luxury hotel. Then, as the lights go down, dress to impress as Acapulco heats up in the hottest nightclubs south of the border.

In recent years, Acapulco has topped the list of the best Spring Break destinations with students from San Diego to New York City and everywhere in between. For those who have already done Spring Break Cancun and Spring Break Jamaica, get ready to experience the mayhem and never-ending party.

Stumble into Disco Beach or Paradise Club, for an open bar bonfire beach party. Dress to the nines as you head to Palladium or Mandara, located atop the cliff overlooking Acapulco Bay. Need some excitement away from the flashing lights and fireworks? Check out optional excursions and activities like the Shootover Jet, banana boats, parasailing, jet skiing, cliff diving and much more.

No matter what your style, experience Vegas with an original Mexican twist as you savor the flavor of Sun Splash Tours’ Acapulco Spring Break 2014 - Where Nightlife Never Sleeps.

Geography

Acapulco is part of the country of Mexico. Located on the Pacific coast, it is 268 miles south of Mexico City. Acapulco loves Spring Breakers. It's a perfect place to swim, shop, and best of all “A Party! “. Everything takes place against the beautiful backdrop of Acapulco Bay, the city's centerpiece. By day, the water looks like a tantalizing deep blue; at night it flashes and sparkles with the city lights.

Weather

Acapulco enjoys a year round warm climate and daytime temps in the mid-80's to low 90's F. The sun is extremely strong and protection is highly recommended. February, March and April are their dry months, so rain is seldom seen. Most evenings tend to be very comfortable with temperatures in the low 70’s.

Time Zone

Acapulco is on central standard time and changes accordingly to day light savings. For example, during Spring Break it is the same time in Acapulco as it is in Chicago.

Language

Spanish is the official language in Acapulco as well as the rest of Mexico. Although most hotels, restaurants and club staff do speak English, please remember that English is not their first language. Patience is the key! It wouldn't hurt to learn a few key words like thank you (Gracias) or please (Por Favor) or even, where is the closest bathroom because I think I drank too much? (Dode esta la bano mi estomica es malo)

Money

The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso. The rate of exchange against the US dollar fluctuates daily. Most hotels have a currency exchange desk, but you will get the best rates at banks and exchange houses. Mexican banks are generally open from 9am to 2:30pm weekdays. Exchange houses are open longer and provide faster service. Banks will give cash advances in pesos, for a fee, if you have a major credit card. Most restaurants, bars and shops accept major credit cards. You may want to notify your credit card company in advance to be sure you are set up to access your card outside the country. ATM machines are available and most bank cards with Cirrus or Visa/Mastercard status can be used; check with your bank before you leave to be sure. Keep in mind the machines will dispense Mexican Pesos, not U.S. Dollars.

Tipping

The government charges a 10% General Consumption Tax on hotel and restaurant bills and most purchases from shops. Most hotels add an additional 10% service charge. A 10% tip is considered normal in most hotels and restaurants, though some restaurants add a 10% to 15% service charge, in which case there's no need to leave an additional tip. Most prices in shops are fixed but bargaining (haggling) at street stalls and markets is expected. Bargaining occasionally gets a bit brusque so do your best to keep things good natured.

What Should I bring with me?

If there are two words we use most often when asked this question they are "pack lightly!" We like to remind people that you are only going for 1 week so pack appropriately. Remember, it is a tropical climate so there is no need for lots of warm clothing. Some important things not to forget: Important prescriptions, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant, extra batteries and a camera. Leave anything valuable like expensive jewelry or accessories at home. You won't need them on Spring Break so why risk losing them? Also, a reminder is to pack important stuff like passport, camera, prescriptions with you so you have it on the plane close at hand. If you do forget something you can always find almost whatever you need on location.

Dress Code

During the evening Acapulco has a strict dress code. Guys must wear nice shirts (no cut-offs), shoes and long pants to enter the nightclubs. You don’t want to be denied entry into some of the most amazing nightclubs because of your attire. Daytime attire is very casual.

Electricity

You can bring a hair dryer or radio and it will work the same as in the US. There is no need for any special adaptors. The outlets are the same.

Calling Home

There are a few ways to call home to the States while you are on Spring Break. The least expensive and best way is to use the toll free number we have given you on your wristband. You will need a credit card to dial out but overall it is cheaper than dialing collect or directly from your hotel. Dialing direct from the hotel is outrageously expensive. Another reasonable way is to by a Mexican phone card and dial direct from a pay phone. Many shops and hotels sell these cards and you can get a five minute phone call telling your loved ones you are OK for about $5 bucks.

Transportation

The first and best way is to walk. Acapulco has large wide sidewalks built with the tourist in mind. Many hotels are near shopping and nightlife so you don't have to go far. However, not everything is walking distance. There are buses in Acapulco that run back and forth along the beach avenue. They are inexpensive and will get you where you want to go if it is too far to walk. Taxis are everywhere but are obviously more expensive. Many people opt for a taxi both during the day and late at night, because it is faster and if you split the cost four ways it should never be more than US$ 4 - 5 per person.

Documentation

U.S citizens must carry proper proof of citizenship. Starting January 1, 2007 all U.S citizens traveling to and from the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Canada will be required to have a valid passport to enter or re-enter the United States. Non-U.S citizens should contact their consulate for proper I.D. requirements. Passengers who are denied boarding or entry for improper documentation will receive no refund. You should carry all important documents with you. Very strict regulations govern international travel by minors into Mexico. Every minor must have a tourist card, proof of citizenship and sometimes other documents listed below.

• Minors traveling with both legal parents or guardians: nothing else is needed.

• Minors traveling unaccompanied or with anyone other than their legal parents or guardians: they must obtain an original notarized letter of permission signed by both parents.

• Minors traveling with only one parent: must have notarized written permission from the other parent.

(Airlines will also require the name, address and phone of the person meeting the unaccompanied minor upon arrival in Mexico.)

In the case of deceased or divorced parents: legal proof must be carried to accept just one signature on the letter. This proof (death certificate, proof of sole custody etc.) can also be shown to a notary who can then notarize an Affidavit of Sole Custody form.

New Federal Regulations require that the following information be provided: Full legal name (as it appears on your Passport or Birth Records), Date of Birth, Gender, Passport Number (only if using a passport as proof of citizenship), Citizenship and Emergency Contact information. If you are a US Citizen and will be using your Birth Certificate you do not need to provide your passport number. The only way to provide this information is to visit our web site at www.sunsplashtours.com (after making your reservation) and clicking on the Login In button. You will need to enter your last name and customer number.

Lowest Price Guaranteed
Round trip airfare (except Hotel Only packages)
7 nights hotel accommodations
Round trip airport transfer(except Hotel Only packages)
All taxes & gratuities
FedEx or ""E-Ticket"" Ticket Delivery.
Professional onsite staff
24 hour emergency assistance
Welcome Orientation to get the lowdown on everything from safety to the best parties.
Up to 50 hours of Free Drinks
Book Early to get a Free Meal Plan
Free Daily Beach and Pool Parties
Free Wristband offering Free Cover or discounts at the hottest nightclubs
Optional Xtreme Party Package (Includes 3 Nights on the Hill at Paladium & Mandara)
Optional Side Trips
Optional Travel Protection Plan
No Credit Card Fees