Golden Zone Attractions in Acapulco



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  • Taking in the Top Ten Things to Do in Acapulco's Golden Zone could fill up an entire vacation week. The area comes closest to fulfilling the dream visitors have of Acapulco: hotels tightly-packed together line golden sandy beaches fronting on blue waters.

    Most people come to Acapulco to play on the beaches so the first Top Ten Things are #1, Playa Icacos; #2, Playa Condesa; and #3, Playas Hornos y Hornitos. Icacos is one of the first beaches that you come to when you descend the Carretera Escenica, the scenic highway that becomes the La Costera. Condesa is popular with LGBT travelers but also with groups of young people - most of the popular "let's get drunk" bars are located along Condesa Beach. Hornos and Hornitos attract more families because the surf is gentler there and the beaches are wider.

    Near #7, the Convention Center, there are a number of attractions. The Club de Golfe, #6, is Acapulco's municipal 9-hole golf course with offers lower greens fees than the courses in the pricey Diamond Zone (next to the course is the city's tennis club, also open to the public).

    Across the street are Cici Acapulco Magico, #4; and the Centro Cultural de Acapulco, #5. Cici is Acapulco's best water park and the site of a most popular attraction: Swim with Dolphins. Just around the corner, the Cultural Center is set in a lovely park and has numerous galleries, and performance spaces. The cafe doubles as a fine crafts store.

    Playa Icacos

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    Playa Icacos
    Frente a la Base Naval

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    Playa Condesa

    Costera Miguel Alemán
    (Frente al Hotel Fiesta Americana)

    Wet World... read more

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    Playas Hornos y Hornitos

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    Costera Miguel Alemán, s/n
    Frente al Parque Papagayo

    Fishermen's Center... read more

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    Cici Acapulco Mágico

    Costera Miguel Alemán, esq. Cristobal Colón, Fracc. Costa Azul
    Esquina Cristobal Colón

    Lively water amusement park with wave pool, kids fantasy pool, huge slides for teens and adults and water toboggans, swimming with dolphins and other rides and experiences... read more

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    Centro Cultural de Acapulco

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    Costera Miguel Alemán
    (Junto a Plaza Oceanic 2000)

    Small but impressive art collection... read more

    Club de Golf Acapulco

    Costera Miguel Aleman, Fracc. Club Deportivo
    Fracc. Club Deportivo

    Hit the links at Mexico's Club de Golf Acapulco...
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    Centro Internacional de Convenciones Acapulco

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    4455, Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán

    Impressive Infrastructure... read more

    Parque Papagayo

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    Costera Miguel Alemán, s/n
    Frente a Playa Hornos

    Everything in The Sun... read more

    Mercado de Artesanías Dalia

    Costera Miguel Alemán
    Frente a Plaza Bahía

    Mexican costumes and crafts... read more

    Gran Plaza

    1632 Avenida La Costera Miguel Alemán

    The Largest and most Varied Shopping mall... read more
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