Acapulco, on Mexico’s Pacific Riviera, could easily be called the “mother” of all Mexican beach resorts. Its bay and harbor are among the most beautiful and scenic in the world. Acapulco offers, to its guests, an incredible number of diverse activities. Everywhere you go there are interesting things to do. The combination of activities for both young and old make this a vacation paradise.
Today’s Acapulco can be as relaxing or frantic as one desires. Its beaches invite one to cuddle up to a book while rocking in a hammock and soaking in the sun rays. At night, the discos come alive close to midnight and start emptying when the sun starts breaking through the eastern horizon. In between, one can savor cuisines from around the world in a wide variety of gourmet restaurants, some with breath-taking views of the bay.
All water sports can be found in Acapulco – deep sea fishing, water skiing, wind surfing and scuba diving. Golfers can tee up at five golf courses in the area. All have beautifully maintained fairways and traps with challenging water hazards set amid beautiful palm trees. Over three hundred species of local birds satisfy ardent bird watchers and nature lovers.
7 Most Popular Attractions in Acapulco Mexico
1. Acapulco City
Enjoy the most attractive spots in the city of Acapulco. The scenic highway offers striking panoramic views of the bay on the way to the Acapulco Princess Hotel.
If you choose La Quebrada, you’ll have the opportunity to see the most famous spectacle in Acapulco as divers jump from a 145 foot cliff into a small Pacific Ocean inlet. These intrepid divers must synchronize their jump with the waves to ensure that there will be enough water at the time of the jump. This is an art that you have to see!
From there you’ll visit the Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), which is located at the highest part of the bay of Acapulco, a popular attraction due to the presence of a 135 foot high cross with a touching history. You’ll also discover the downtown area, the traditional Flamingo hotel and the Caleta area.
Visit to the Fort San Diego museum is a great option for those who wish to learn about history and culture. In the past, this was the most important Spanish fortress in the Pacific. Built in 1617 to protect the city from pirates, it was also the port for the famous ship La Nao de China.
2. Cathedral of Our Lady of Solitude
Located in the Zocalo and constructed in 1930, the Cathedral is adorned with a dome in the style of mosques and Byzantine towers while the interior of the Cathedral is very simple. The Virgin of Solitude is the patron saint of Acapulco and dates back to when King Philip II sent the icon of the Virgin, which was later crowned by locals and adopted as part of the banner of Independence.
Cici is a modern water park which is ideal fun for kids and the family, located along the Costera near Costa Azul (next to Planet Hollywood and the Hard Rock Cafe). Have a good time and live the most exciting experience of your life with toboggans, pools, and food courts, where you can recharge and enjoy. You can also swim with the dolphins.
Taxco is a quaint colonial town located approximately 170 miles north of Acapulco. Once a thriving mining town, the city is well-known for the quality of silver jewelry now available here. On this delightful tour, you will visit the Santa Prisca Cathedral, enjoy a delicious traditional Mexican lunch and much more!
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