Adventure Acapulco



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Acapulco is known as a relaxation destination, but there are tons of exciting ways to get out and actively enjoy the ocean and surrounding lagoons, jungles, and rivers. Trying traditional food at the smaller local restaurants can be an adventure, too.

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Day 1 - Acapulco


The Qualton Club is right in the center of Acapulco Bay on the beach, where you can easily walk to all sorts of day activities and nightlife around the city, and also has its own private beach so you can enjoy the water free of local vendors. Great food, entertainment, and service also contribute to a wonderful experience at this hotel. Start out your Acapulco adventure with a tour of the bay on a glass-bottom boat. There are different options for length and location of these tours. Many visit different islands such as the Isla Roqueta, which has a zoo and several nice restaurants, and some go over the sunken Virgin of Guadalupe statue. Regardless, all offer a perfect introduction to the waters of Acapulco Bay. The best thing about Acapulco dining is of course the fresh seafood, so have dinner at La Sirena, famous for its fish tacos and located right in the heart of downtown.


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La Reina de las Mares

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Location:

Play Caleta
Acapulco, Mexico


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Sirena (La)

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Location:

Calle Teniente José Azueta, 5
Centro
39300 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 74 820647


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Hotel Qualton Club

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Location:

AV COSTERA MIGUEL ALEMAN 159
39670 Acapulco, MX


Day 2 - Acapulco


Diving is best done with a company like Swiss Divers, a long-running professional and experienced operation. They offer lessons and certification, and a variety of dives for both beginners and experienced divers, as well as snorkeling and kayaking expeditions. Most are a half-day in length. Relax afterwards with a sunset yacht tour on one of the city's many yate options. Have a late dinner at Las Canastas, usually busy because of its fantastic seafood and other traditional Mexican fare at such reasonable prices. Ask them to spice things up if you can handle it.


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Swiss Divers Association

Location:

Cerro San Martín No. 325 Frac. Las Playas
Inside Grand Meigas Hotel
Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: (744) 4821357


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Yate Fiesta

Location:

Costera Miguel Alemán, 222
Muelle Central
39390 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 744 482 3859 / +52 744 482 3860


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Canastas (Las)

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Location:

Costera Miguel Alemán, 223
39300 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 744 83 8700


Day 3 - Acapulco


Spend the morning on one of the bay's many beaches, such as Playa Bonfil. There are a huge variety of activities offered on all of the beaches, including watersports of every kind. There's also great fresh seafood to be found in small restaurants along the shore, perfect for a quick lunch. There are several ways to explore the flora and fauna of the huge Coyuca Lagoon, and one of the best is a jungle tour on an exclusive boat. There's an island in the lagoon where there's a bird sanctuary that's a perfect place for a picnic. After the tour, head to the Acapulco bungee jump. If you choose not to partake, you can still go have fresh drinks at Paradise Terrace, where you can watch the jumpers get ready to go and watch their jumps. Have dinner at La Granja, which has an very lively atmosphere but also great traditional cuisine.


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Playa Bonfil

Location:

Access on the Boulevard of Nations, taking a right before arriving to the airport.
Acapulco, Mexico


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Jungle Tour

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Barra de Coyuca Kilómetro 5 (Hotel Parador del Sol)
Fraccionamiento Hornos
39550 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 744 85 2200


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Acapulco Bungee

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Acapulco, Mexico


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Paradise Bar and Bungee Jump

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Location:

Av. Costera Miguel Aleman #107 in front of Condesa Beach, between the Diana traffic circle and the Fiesta Americana Hotel, Col. Condesa
Playa Condesa
Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 74 484 5988


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Granja (La)

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Location:

Boulevard de las Naciones, 1221
Acapulco Diamante
39897 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 744 466 1945 / 52 744 466 0259


Day 4 - Acapulco


Watch the fishermen at work in the morning at Playa Hornos y Hornitos, and spend some more time enjoying the water here. There's plenty to do on this beach as well, and more fresh food to eat in the area. If you're interested in further exploring the Coyuca Lagoon, there are kayak tours that provide you with a bit more freedom to roam around where you'd like to. Take a break from seafood with the many delectable chicken options at Pollo Giro. At night, sit on the terrace of the El Mirador hotel and watch the world-famous cliff divers, who jump holding torches after sunset for a truly spectacular show. The hotel charges a small entrance fee, but this includes a couple of drinks.


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Playas Hornos y Hornitos

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Location:

Costera Miguel Alemán, s/n
Frente al Parque Papagayo
39350 Acapulco, Mexico


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Coyuca Kayaks Trek

Location:

Av. Costera Miguel Aleman
180 Local 29, Fracc. Magallanes
Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: (744) 481 05 08


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Pollo Giro

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Location:

Costera Miguel Alemán s/n
Zona Dorada
39690 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 744 83 8519


Day 5 - Acapulco


Bravo Town is an environmental adventure area outside of town on the Papagayo river. Take a hike or go rock climbing too, but definitely don't miss the rapids rafting tour, fine for any skill level and exhilarating for everyone as it winds through the beautiful river canyon. Amazing seafood in a no-frills atmosphere is what to look forward to at Julio's.


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Bravo Town

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Location:

Av . Costera Miguel Alaman S/N
Plaza Marbella Local 116c
Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 744 44 1154 / 55 / 56


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Julio's

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Location:

Calle Cristóbal Colón, 37
Fraccionamiento Costa Azul
39850 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 74 853259


Day 6 - Acapulco


Palma Sola can be hard to find, even for a local driver, and requires a bit of a climb, but this just means that there's a total lack of tourists at this ancient sacred site. There's also a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay from the top. Have some more sand and surf time at Playa Condesa, and then try the fried tacos or another interesting take on Mexican cuisine at Fersato's, which has great traditional decor and ambiance. Finish off the day with a drink at Ninas, where you can see fabulous salsa dancing, and take part yourself if you dare.


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Palma Sola

Location:

6 km.to the north of Acapulco
Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: (744) 4841582


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Playa Condesa

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Location:

Costera Miguel Aleman
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Fersato's

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Location:

Costera Miguel Alemán, 44
Zona Dorada
39850 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 744 84 3949


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Ninas

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Location:

Costera Migel Alaman 2969
In front of the convention center
Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 74 484 2400


Day 7 - Acapulco


Wear a bathing suit for a shotover jet ride, where you'll take a beautiful tour of the mangroves and the lagoon where Tarzan was filmed, but also experience crazy stunts in the high-speed boats. Bring your camera, and they'll provide a waterproof bag. There are several more places to enjoy watersports, including the Playa Icacos and the Laguna de Tres Palos. In the late afternoon, make your way to La Mansion Bohemia, where you can take part in one of the area's great traditions, Thursday afternoon pozole festivities. Accompanied by a great stage show, this is the perfect traditional end to your adventure in Acapulco.


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Shotover Jet

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Location:

Costera Aleman #121
at the Continental Hotel.
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Contact:

tel: 52.0


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Playa Icacos

Location:

At the extreme East of the Costera Miguel Aleman.
Acapulco, Mexico


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Laguna de Tres Palos

Location:

Carretera Aeropuerto
Entrada por restaurante Los Pavorreales
39879 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 744 434 0170


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Mansión Bohemia (La)

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Location:

Avenida Colinas, 7
Fraccionamiento Las Playas
39390 Acapulco, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 744 483 9691


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