Traditional Zone Attractions in Acapulco

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  • Old Acapulco, the most antique part of the city, continues to fascinate visitors: this is the Top Ten Things to do in the Traditional Zone.

    The #1 thing to do is the Zocalo, the Spanish-area main square. Locals gather here night and day, as do day-trippers from the cruise ships that dock just few blocks down the Costera. While you're in the Zocalo, make sure to pay a visit to #9, the Cathedral - it will surprise you because it looks like no other church in Mexico.

    From the Zocalo, walk up hill to #3, La Quebrada, and # 4, Sinfonia del Mar. La Quebrada is the site of Acapulco's most famous tourist attraction - the famous cliff divers who soar from the heights before disappearing into the shallow waters of a narrow inlet. Sinfonia del Mar is a mountain-side amphitheater perched over rocky Pacific Ocean beaches. The view at sunset attracts smooching couples.

    #7, Playas Caleta y Caletilla, are twin beaches with a host of activities. From here you can ride a glass-bottom boat for a tour to #6, Isla Roqueta, which is a rocky island fairly well preserved in its natural state. You can hike the path or just lounge on the narrow beach. From Caleta and Caletilla Beaches you can also cross a pedestrian bridge to the entertaining little marine park, Magico Mundo Marino, #5.

    For a look at Acapulco's ancient past, visit Palma Sola Archeological Zone, #10 on the Top Ten list, which is famous for its petroglyphs, or rock carvings.

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    Zócalo (El)

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    Costera Miguel Alemán ( between San Diego Fort and the Yacht Harbor), Col. Centro
    (Frente al Muelle Central)

    The main traditional plaza of Acapulco... read more

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    Fuerte de San Diego

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    Calle Hornitos at Calle Morelos, (off the Costera Miguel Aleman) Col. Centro

    The Fuerte de San Diego in Acapulco's Traditional Zone is a 17th century Spanish fort that now houses the fascinating city's history museum... read more

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    La Quebrada

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    Av. Lopez Mateos and Plazoleta La Quebrada, Colonia Centro
    (Plazoleta de la Quebrada)

    The cliff divers at Acapulco's La Quebrada have been amazing tourists since 1934 with their fearless dive into a narrow, shallow inlet... read more

    Sinfonia del Mar

    Av. Adolfo Lopez Mateos

    Impressive Pacific Ocean views and the quintessential Mexican sunset... read more

    Mágico Mundo Marino

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    Islote de Caleta
    Entre Playa Caleta y Caletilla

    Fun Day Out... read more

    Isla La Roqueta

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    Playa Caleta
    (Muelle, Caleta)

    Traditional and peaceful... read more

    Playas Caleta y Caletilla

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    Playas Caleta

    The most peaceful surf in Acapulco... read more

    Mural Diego Rivera

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    Calle Inalámbrica
    A un costado del Hotel Casablanca

    A Treasure of Mexican Culture... read more


    Calle Miguel Hidalgo and Calle Juan N Alvarez
    Zócalo de la Ciudad

    Traditionally, the Most Important Church... read more

    Palma Sola

    6 the north of Acapulco

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