Usually, my thoughts drift south of the border to Mexico. Now, I know there are two types of people: those who love Mexico and those who don't. I wholeheartedly fall in the former group. I love the people, the culture, the landscapes, the food, yeah, just about everything. I'm one of those types that even likes driving through the barren, littered deserts of Baja California through towns with nary a gift shop or swimming pool in sight. And I actually think it's gorgeous. (Can you tell I am in need of one of those vacations?) Don't worry about me...I also love the crazy beautiful, over the top, five star resorts too. I can go low brow or high brow if we're talking warm relaxing vacation.
One place I have not been in Mexico (there are many) is Acapulco. Not surprising, really. So many other fabulous places to go: Puerto Vallarta, Zijuatanejo, or my personal favorite, the Yucatan. Remember those awful commercials in the '80s by the Acapulco Tourism Group? "The Mexican Riviera!" "Come, let us indulge your every whim!" I guess Acapulco used to be the place to go in the 1950s and '60s. It probably was sort of like the Mexican Riviera, come to think of it. Cliffs hanging over the water. Warm, temperate weather. Movie stars. Beautiful light. I've heard Acapulco is trying to recapture the magic of that time. I just read that the famous Las Brisas Resort has had a total makeover and let's just say: I. Want. To. Go. NOW!!
Check out these cool little mid-century bungalows with just the right amount of kitsch:
All (or at least most, I can't tell for sure) have their own private pools with views over the bay. And you know what that means....you don't have to go to one of those creepy nudist resorts to skinny dip on vacation!
Some of the bungalows have these cool indoor-outdoor pools. And interior rock walls. I love you, all things mid-century modern.
An interior shot of one of the rooms. Nice view, eh?
Several people who were lucky enough to stay here have told me about this little cubby in your courtyard that gets filled with hot coffee and pastries each morning. You don't even have to call room service. It just shows up.
In case you were wondering, this is where B and I would sit and have our "muchas tequilas" each night while watching the sunset.
OK, who wants to go with??