Acapulco Attractions

Acapulco’s principal historical attraction is Fuerte de San Diego (Fort San Diego), a remarkable monument to the days of Spanish colonization where attacks by natives and pirates compelled the Spanish to construct this star-shaped fort on a hill...
Cliff Divers of Acapulco Probably Acapulco's most enduring symbol, La Quebrada and it's world renown cliff divers are a must see attractions for tourists visiting Acapulco. The highest of the dives (and most impressive) are performed from a height...

CICI water park : This wet and wild type experience is a favorite of kids and a good excuse for accompanying adults to loosen up and have some fun too. Open from 10 AM to 6 PM general admission is around $11 USD. Located on Costera Miguel Aleman (the main street lining the bay) near the convention center.

Palma Sola - An archaeological discovery of ancient Indian petroglyphs from the the pre-classical period (which dates back some 2,000 years).

La Capilla de la Paz - La Capilla de la Paz, Acapulco's the Chapel of Peace, is a non-denominational church visable around town due to its 130 foot cross perched 1,200 feet above sea-level in the mountains of Las Brisas. It's open 10am to 6pm.

Ecotourism

Acapulco offers fantastic locations for those that love the great outdoors and who want to partake of Acapulco's amazing tropical scenery including Barra de Coyuca & Coyuca Lagoon, Tres Palos Lagoon, Barra Vieja, El Veladero National Park, Botanical Garden, Puerto Marqués Lagoon, and Hiking on La Isla de la Roqueta.

Water Sports & Other Adventures

Where should we begin in a city with lagoons and ocean on every side? With things to do in the water, a better question might be what can't you do. The answer is not much. Acapulco features all of the following and even some extreme sports for the more adventuresome among you:

  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Jet skiing
  • Water skiing
  • Parasailing
  • River rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Climbing & Repelling
  • Bungie jumping
  • Skydiving
  • High-speed Turbo boating

Isla la Roqueta

A beautiful green island off the coast of the peninsula Las Playas area in the old section of town offering scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling. You might even be able to catch a glimpse of the Capilla Submarina, which is a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe located on the seafloor.

Fishing

Acapulco is a prime location for deep sea fishing and fishing charters.

Tours

Acapulco offers tours of the city by Trolley as well as number boat tours that can take you around the bay and Puerto Marques day or night - and they always offer plenty of alcohol to make the experience that much better.

Shopping & Traditional Markets

Acapulco offers some great opportunities to shop for silver jewelry or browse so of the local wares at its many traditional markets. Some of the most important traditional markets include: Mercado de Artesanías Dalia (across from la Plaza Bahia), Tepito (located downtown, and Mercado Papagayo (located in Acapulco's large central park, Parque Papagayo. Acapulco offers some surprisingly good shopping centers in the more modern sense of the word including La Gran Plaza, Galerías Diana, and Diamante's new La Isla Shopping Village.

Acapulco's Cathedral - Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

Nuestra Señora de la Soledad - Acapulco
Located in the Zocalo, Acapulco's town square, rests Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, Acapulco's historic and rather unusual Cathedral, rests at the end of it's traditional town square, the Zocalo. Though Acapulco's existence dates many centuries, Nuestra Señora de la Soledad was built in the 1930s. The Cathedral is open 7am-9pm daily.

Spanish version of this page: Atractivos Turisticos Acapulco
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