Top Choice Cliff Divers 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 in important port for the trade route to the Philippines.…
Top Choice Public Art in Acapulco


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…
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…
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 with translucent onyx windows surrounded by beautiful views of Acapulco and out to sea. The chapel’s giant whit…
Cathedral in Acapulco

Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Cathedral

The Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Cathedral built in 1930 dominates the square and is unusual for its blue-domed, neo-Byzantine architecture.
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Casa de la Máscara

This enchanting mask museum is near the fort on the pedestrian portion of Morelos. It has an amazing collection of masks from around Mexico, including some by Afro-Mestizos from the Costa Chica, as well as masks fro…
Park in Acapulco

Parque Papagayo

This large, shaded children’s park, between Morín and El Cano near Playa Hornitos, is popular with Mexican families. Attractions include a lake with paddleboats, a children’s train, a bar-restaurant, an aviary, a sm…
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…
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 (M$60 return) regularly. Alte…