Traveling by bus is inexpensive, but can be less comfortable than
taking a slightly more expensive taxi. Often buses are crowded and
you might need to stand up while you drive. Buses regularly run
down Avenida Coster Miguel Alemán, the main street running
the length of the bay, with their destinations marked with signs
in the window.
Taxis in Acapulco do not have meters, so you will need to agree
on a fare before your taxi takes off. If you arrange for taxi service
through your hotel, request that the hotel let you know what the
fare will be before your taxi arrives. You can also arrange to have
a taxi for the day, if you plan on doing a great deal of driving.
There is so much public transport that if you are planning your
trip around the beach, you won't likely need to rent a car, but
if you plan on travelling outside of Acapulco, consider a rental.