La Diana


This statue and roundabout marks the center of Acapulco's strip. Many hotels, restaurants and discos are within a few blocks of it.

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Nearby Acapulco attractions

1. Playa Condesa

0.38 MILES

This central Acapulco beach is backed by high-rise hotels.

2. Playa Hornitos

0.75 MILES

The central and busy Playa Hornitos is backed by numerous bars and restaurants. The high-rise hotel zone begins here.

3. Parque Papagayo

0.97 MILES

This large shaded children’s park, between Morín and El Cano near Playa Hornitos, is popular with Mexican families. Attractions include a lake with…

4. Playa Hornos

1.35 MILES

One of Acapulco's busy beaches along the strip, this can smell a little fishy at its western end from the day's catch.

5. Playa Icacos

1.36 MILES

At the eastern end of the Acapulco strip, this lively beach is a good spot for summer sunsets.

6. Fuerte de San Diego

2.09 MILES

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)…

7. Museo Histórico de Acapulco

2.11 MILES

The Fuerte de San Diego is home to this excellent 15-room museum, an enjoyable romp through history of the region, from its settlement by various pre…

8. Museo de la Máscara

2.27 MILES

If you love masks but are unable to visit the epic museums in Zacatecas and San Miguel, swing by this new museum, where visages of devils, conquistadors,…