Acapulco beaches are the primary draw of this resort destination on the southwestern coast of Mexico. Together with a vibrant nightlife scene, great dining, and a host of cultural attractions, the beaches in Acapulco attract tourists from all over the world. Some 5 million people make the trip every year to enjoy the four-mile stretch of white sand and warm water in the Bay of Acapulco. It is difficult to say which is the best Acapulco Mexico beach. This is because there are so many resorts, luxury hotels, and vacation rentals dispersed throughout the city. Your ideal experience may be different than someone else’s, but the good news is that you will have no shortage of prime beach locations from which to choose. A general disclosure is called for here—be sure to keep an eye on the kids and exercise caution when in the water. Many of these beaches do not offer lifeguards unless you are right outside a hotel, and some hotels still do not provide lifeguards.
Playa Revolcadero is situated not far from the Acapulco Airport toward the easterly part of the bay. It is a relatively private and upscale beach where you can find rentals of all kinds and plenty of public facilities. It caters in large part to patrons of the Fairmont Acapulco Princess Hotel, but is open to the public. There are cabana bars and eateries along the beach where you can enjoy a relaxing meal and beverage.
Caleta Beach is located in the old part of Acapulco and remains one of the top beaches for swimming. The surf is nice and calm and you can find all manner of rentals for everything from snorkeling and boogie boarding to kayaking and surfing. You can also go horseback riding. Be aware that this is one of the beaches that sometimes gets overrun with vendors who can be quite pushy at times. A firm no should suffice if you are not interested in their wares.
Barra Vieja is a fantastic beach located just beyond the airport and Playa Diamante. The beach is located in an area called Barra Viejo that offers many seafood and traditional Mexican restaurants, quaint shops, and activities like horseback riding, fishing, scuba and snorkeling, and much more. There is a large lagoon across from the beach that you can tour. Here you will see all manner of tropical birds, marine life, and verdant tropical folidage.
Roqueta Beach is located on Isla la Roqueta. You can take a cheap water taxi from Caleta Beach, or an awesome glass-bottom boat tour of the harbor on your way. The glass-bottom boat tour is also very affordable and worth every peso. There is a sense of communing with nature on this lovely island and visitors will also be sure to love the long stretches of beach and the zoo located on the island.
Playa del Secreto
Playa del Secreto, or Secret Beach, is an exclusive and private stretch of coastline in the Santa Lucia Bay nearby Las Brisas. This is a remote and tranquil beach that you access through the Park Royal Hotel. Primarily guests of this hotel use the beach but it is open to the public. The beach is also adjacent to Playa Guitarron.