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 Island in Mazatlán

Isla de la Piedra

A popular half-day escape from the city, this island is just southeast of Old Mazatlán and boasts a beautiful, long sandy beach bordered by coconut groves. Surfers come for the waves, and its simple palapa (thatched…
Top Choice Beach in Puerto Vallarta

Yelapa

Yelapa, the furthermost of the southern beaches from town, is one of Puerto Vallarta’s most secluded and beloved bays, and home to a small fishing community. Lots of day-trippers turn up on organized tours, but this…
Top Choice Museum in Tepic

Museo Regional de Nayarit

Set around the courtyard of an impressive magenta palacio (palace), this excellent museum has a beautifully presented selection of top-quality indigenous ceramics mostly sourced from burials from around 200 BC to AD…
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 Beach in Zihuatanejo

Playa La Ropa

The gorgeous broad expanse of Playa La Ropa (Clothes Beach) was named for a Spanish galleon that was wrecked and had its cargo of silks washed ashore. Bordered by palm trees and seafood restaurants, La Ropa is great…
Top Choice Area in Mazatlán

Old Mazatlán

Mazatlán's restored old town is a picturesque compendium of noble 19th-century buildings and pretty plazas. It's set back from Playa Olas Altas, a small cove beach where the waterfront road – with its old-fashioned …
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…
Top Choice Gardens in Puerto Vallarta

Jardín Botánico de Vallarta

Orchids, bromeliads, agaves and wild palms line the paths of this gorgeous nature park, located 30km south of Puerto Vallarta. Follow hummingbirds through fern grottoes or head down to bask in a chair on the sand an…
Top Choice Beach in San Blas

Playa Las Islitas

The best beaches are southeast of town around Bahía de Matanchén, starting with Playa Las Islitas, 7km from San Blas. To get here, take the main road toward Tepic and turn right after about 4km. This paved road goes…