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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 Seafood in Acapulco

Paititi del Mar

Set in a tropical garden under a palapa, this inland seafood restaurant prepares dishes that put most of Acapulco's beachside eateries to shame. The ceviche paraiso is a flavor explosion of fresh tuna, mango, ginger…
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 Bar in Acapulco

Bar Los Flamingos

The clifftop bar of Hotel Los Flamingos is old-school impeccable and the best sundowner spot in Acapulco, thanks to its famed menu of signature cocktails, including Cocos Locos (made with rum, tequila, pineapple jui…
Top Choice Mexican in Acapulco

La Casa de Tere

This homespun gem near the Estrella de Oro bus terminal is the place to go for Thursday pozole verde (green hominy stew). Founded on doña Tere’s patio in 1990 using her mother Clarita’s traditional recipes, it serve…
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…
Mexican in Acapulco

El Jacalito

Just off the strip and a few paces from the beach, this thatched restaurant can nevertheless have a secluded vibe. It feels very authentic, with its traditional checked tablecloths and cordial staff, and the food ba…
Seafood in Acapulco

Pipo's

Famous for its pescado almendrado (mahimahi baked in a creamy Parmesan sauce with almonds), Pipo's is best after 6pm when the restaurant opens its airy terrace upstairs, offering a bird's-eye view of the carmageddon…