We have friends renting a luxury villa in the hills above Acapulco who have invited us to join them. I've been reading up on the area (having last visited in 1989!) and I have to admit I'm very nervous to go. We were going to rent a car and explore and I've already nixed that idea. I guess we can hire a car and driver/ tour guide, but I'm nervous about going anywhere. Am I being overly cautious here? Is Acapulco still a safe place to visit? How would you recommend we get around? What should we go see? I remember the main beaches being kind of dirty and crowded when I was a college student - are there better (safer), quieter beaches nearby?
Thanks for any advice!