Acapulco attractions include everything from beautiful beaches and cultural sites to water parks, golf clubs, and amazing resorts. The vast array of things to do in Acapulco makes it a popular destination for people of all ages and areas of interest. Families with small children will find plenty of activities, not only at the resorts, but also around town. Party-seekers will also enjoy the vibrant beaches and pulsing nightlife scene. There is definitely something that will appeal to everyone in this gorgeous destination along the southwestern coast of Mexico.
There are a variety of tours worth taking in Acapulco if you can drag yourself off of the beautiful beaches. Deep sea fishing, scuba and snorkeling expeditions, city tours, cliff diving performances, and swims with dolphins are just a few of the adventures you can enjoy. Top Acapulco attractions include the San Diego Fort, Capilla de la Paz Church, and the vibrant tourist corridor of Main Street.
Scuba and Snorkeling
Some of the most exciting experiences can be had under the water off the coast of Acapulco. There are a number of amazing dive sites located throughout the Acapulco Bay. There are natural formations, artificial reefs, cave formations, and impressive sea walls. There are generally two times to take dive expeditions in Acapulco. A typical morning dive lasts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the afternoon dives last from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Certified divers get to dive twice. Novice divers or snorkelers may also choose to try snuba, a fun alternative for beginners. Roqueta Island provides exceptional dive sites and is the destination of many of these expeditions.
People enjoying extended stays in Acapulco may choose to take one of the cruises that departs from the cruise terminal across from the Zocalo (town center). There are a variety of itineraries that include trips to places like Zihuatanejo and Puerto Vallarta.
Dining is one of the most enjoyable experiences for people vacationing in Acapulco. There are lots of convivial restaurants, bars, and cafes that serve fresh seafood and traditional Mexican food, as well as a host of eateries serving all manners of international cuisine. Restaurants can be found along the four-mile stretch of beaches, as well as in the Zocalo. The all inclusive resorts and luxury hotels are also well known for offering an immense selection of culinary delights. These accommodations are great options for families and large groups who are looking to enjoy great food on a budget.
There are department stores, boutiques, craft markets and more along the Avenida Costera Miguel Aleman. The Mercado Municipal, which is very close to the cruise terminal, and the Mercado de Artesanias in the Zocal are also great places to find many different kinds of goods. You can find everything from high-end designer clothing to hand-crafted goods made by talented local artists.
Fishing is one of the most popular things to do in Acapulco. There are a variety of ways to enjoy the sport, from fishing on the shore to sport fishing in the deep sea. Sailfish is one of the most common catches off the coast of Acapulco, but you will also encounter the likes of yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, striped marlin, and a variety of sharks. All you have to do is let the captain of your charter know what you are interested in fishing for that day, and you’ll be all set. There are professional companies that help cut through any language barriers and ensure that you have the trip you desire.