Acapulco is a city and major sea port which is located on a stunning deep semi-circular bay on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The largest city in the state of Guerrero, Acapulco is home to some of the largest beaches in Mexico. The city’s main square, Zocalo, is packed full of restaurants, cafes and shops where visitors can purchase unique souvenirs of their holidays.
The bay area of Acapulco fronts the main boulevard ‘La Costera’ and is home to the areas most popular beaches. The best beaches in Acapulco Bay include Caleta, Caletilla and Dominguillo. Just east of the city is the open water beach ‘Playa Revolcadero’. The waves here are excellent for surfing. If you are looking for quieter beaches then you will need to take a short drive to the seaside towns of Pie de la Cuesta and Barra Vieja. The natural bay area offers a vast range of water sports and aquatic activities including scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, water-skiing, parasailing, sailboarding, sailing, glass bottom boats, banana boat rides, pedalos, fishing and sport fishing.
The beautiful beach at lsla de la Roqueta is ideal for families as it has shallow areas where children can play safely. The island also has some great places to snorkel, plenty of hiking trails and a lighthouse to visit. You can reach the island by water taxi or by a glass-bottom boat excursion from Caleta Beach. The trip will include the cliff-divers show at La Quebrada and the submerged bronze statue of the Virgen of Guadalupe. As the glass-bottom boat sails divers swim underneath with food to attract the fish. When you want to get away from the sea and sand there is still plenty to do. Things to do in and around Acapulco include family outings such as a trip to Parque Papagayo, bull fights, golf, horse riding, go karting, tennis, bungee jumping and lots more. Parque Papagayo is a large ecological reserve with three artificial lakes, wonderful landscapes, children’s recreation areas, skating rink, sports courts and much more.