Attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Acapulco

Clavadistas de la Quebrada

Acapulco’s most famous tourist attraction, the cliff divers of La Quebrada have been dazzling audiences since 1934, plunging with fearless finesse from heights of 25m to 35m into the narrow ocean cove below. Expect …
Top Choice Museum in Acapulco

Museo Histórico de Acapulco

The Fuerte de San Diego is home to this excellent museum, which offers interesting displays (Spanish and English) comprehensively covering Acapulco's days as an important port for the trade route to the Philippines.…
Top Choice Public Art in Acapulco

Exekatlkalli

While the famed Mexican art collector Dolores 'Lola' Olmedo was away on vacation in 1956, a dying Diego Rivera decided to pep up the entrance to the villa of his friend, muse and love object with spectacular serpent…
Fortress in Acapulco

Fuerte de San Diego

This beautifully restored pentagonal fort was built in 1616 atop a hill east of the zócalo. Its mission was to protect the Spanish naos (galleons) conducting trade between the Philippines and Mexico from marauding D…
Chapel in Acapulco

La Capilla de la Paz

Perched on a hilltop high above Acapulco is this quiet spot for reflection, an airy '70s A-frame chapel surrounded by lovely gardens and providing stunning ocean views. Despite the giant white cross that can be seen…
Island in Acapulco

Isla de la Roqueta

This island offers a popular (crowded) beach, and snorkeling and diving possibilities. You can rent snorkeling gear, kayaks and more. From Playa Caleta, boats make the eight-minute trip regularly. Alternatively, gla…
Gardens in Acapulco

Jardín Botánico de Acapulco

Located on the campus of a Jesuit university, these botanical gardens house an impressive collection of flora and fauna. The well-marked footpath climbs from 204m to 411m above sea level through a shaded tropical fo…
Plaza in Acapulco

Zócalo

Every night Acapulco’s leafy old town zócalo comes alive with street performers, mariachis and sidewalk cafes; it also hosts occasional festivals. It’s especially popular with multiple generations of Mexican familie…
Beach in Acapulco

Bahía Puerto Marqués

The beaches on Bahía Puerto Marqués, about 18km southeast of the zócalo, are very popular, and its calm waters are good for waterskiing and sailing. You get a magnificent view of Bahía de Acapulco as the Carretera E…
Beach in Acapulco

Playa Revolcadero

Beyond the Puerto Marqués turnoff and before the airport, Playa Revolcadero is a long, straight beach that has seen a recent explosion in luxury tourism and residential development. Waves are large and surfing is po…