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.
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
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
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
Av. Adolfo Lopez Mateos
Impressive Pacific Ocean views and the quintessential Mexican sunset... read more
Islote de Caleta
Entre Playa Caleta y Caletilla
The most peaceful surf in Acapulco... read more
A un costado del Hotel Casablanca
Calle Miguel Hidalgo and Calle Juan N Alvarez
Zócalo de la Ciudad
Traditionally, the Most Important Church... read more
6 km.to the north of Acapulco