It is one of the most popular in Acapulco.
There is fun on the sea of strong surf, but also at the noisy shopping
malls, and at the restaurants offering exquisite potages. There
is always something to do in here: maybe jet-ski, aquatic ski, windsurf,
sail, snorkel, or bungee jump from 50 metres high; maybe just enjoy
the endless festive ambience that takes over the atmosphere at the
beach, located on the Golden Zone of Miguel Alemán Coastal Avenue,
Acapulco's tourist core.
It is the most extensive beach in Acapulco.
It begins at the Presidente Hotel, where the waves are energetic
and impetuous, and ends at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, a place where
the sea is on an opposite mood, totally mild and slept. Due to its
characteristics it is ideal for the practice of aquatic sports taking
place on the sea surface.
The Aquatic Park or International Centre of Infantile Coexistence (CICI in Spanish) is in Icacos, and offers shows with dolphins and seals; besides, it has slides, swimming pools and a mini aquarium, amongst other attractions.
It is the beach of the famous. Many
celebrities of the international jet set have lavish villas in this
exclusive beach resort, where they come to enjoy the relaxing waters
of the Pacific.
If you have a paparazzi spirit, feel encouraged coming aboard the yachts sailing nearby Pichilingue. With a little luck you may see some famous guy resting on the sand or facing the waves; if not, you will have to cheer up admiring the ocean view only.
Yesterday it was a refuge of pirates;
today it is the beach of choice for the locals, who come all the
way down here to tan under the lulling sunrays, enjoy appetising
dishes based on seafood, and to cheer their day with refreshing
This beach of gentle waves and profuse vegetation is located on the Bay of Puerto Márquez, and it is excellent for the practice of scuba diving, snorkelling, and aquatic skiing.
Its name (Roller) evidences the belligerence
the Pacific poses on this part of Acapulco. On this beach the surf
is strong, temperamental and impetuous; besides, there are undercurrents
so it is not that suitable for swimming; however, surfers find a
defying paradise on the rising waters. You can also take horseback
rides along its kilometric seashore.
It is located on the Scenic Highway (called so because it offers travellers beautiful sceneries) bound to the nearby airport of Puerto Márquez. It has restaurants specialised on the cooking of typical dishes.
It is a small Isle located 27 kilometres
away from Acapulco. The waters of the Papagayo River and the Tres
Palos Lake come together around it; besides, there is a canal that
connects them to the Pacific Ocean. You can take long horseback
rides on this beach. It is also known for its exquisite fish a la
talla, a typical potage prepared at the local restaurants.
-Pie de la Cuesta:
Although its enraged waters
scare bathers away, its magical and lighten evenings attract numerous
visitors, turning it into an extremely interesting beach. Moreover,
while you wait for the king sun to set, it is almost indispensable
to try the tasty dishes offered at its welcoming restaurants, or
gallop on the sand holding the reins of a vigorous horse.
All the brave divers plunge into
the water from this 35-metre high cliff as part of a spectacle that
has become one of the traditional tourist aspects of Acapulco. The
act is breathtaking and unforgettable, especially during the night,
when the daring young men jump with lit torches in their hands.
The famous cliff is not natural and it was shaped after blowing with dynamite a hill that broke in two, originating the imposing rock formation that is used by the divers since 1934.
La Quebrada is very close to Caleta Beach, minutes away from the City centre going along López Mateos Avenue. If you wish to watch the jumps from a privileged position, go to a place called La Plancha. However, mind your steps because the zone is rather slippery.
The brave seamen come ashore on
its tranquil waters after a hard day's work in the Pacific. It is
located beside the pier, very close to Acapulco's Main Plaza (Zócalo).