Playa Tlacopanocha


One of the beaches closest to Old Acapulco is Playa Tlacopanocha, directly across from the zócalo, noteworthy more as a departure point for bay cruises than as a swimming beach.

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1. Zócalo

0.23 MILES

Every night Acapulco’s leafy old town zócalo comes alive with street performers, mariachis and sidewalk cafes; it also hosts occasional festivals. It’s…

3. Playa Manzanillo


Playa Manzanillo, a small crescent of sand handy for the center, is popular with locals but not especially clean.

4. Museo de la Máscara

0.36 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,…

5. Museo Histórico de Acapulco

0.48 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…

6. Fuerte de San Diego

0.49 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. Exekatlkalli

0.49 MILES

A dying Diego Rivera spent the final two years of his life at this villa with his muse and lover, Mexican art collector Dolores 'Lola' Olmedo. Rivera…

8. Playa La Angosta


Playa La Angosta is in a tiny, protected cove on the west side of the peninsula. From the zócalo it takes about 20 minutes to walk here. Or you can take…