First Time Tourists Guide in Acapulco de Juárez, Mexico

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Acapulco is a beach city on Mexico's Pacific coast

This beautiful destination is famous for its La Quebrada, Casa de Los Vientos, and Sinfonía del Mar

There are Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego and Playa La Roqueta in downtown city

Heaven for shopaholics at Craft Market El Pueblito and Galerias Acapulco

Also, Paititi del Mar and Sí Señor for seafood lovers

Lastly, stay at Calinda Beach Acapulco while you are in the city

 

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SIGHTSEEING

La Quebrada has amazing cliffs and beaches. This is a popular destination for diving or swimming. Also, you can see The La Quebrada Cliff Divers where professional high divers doing their beloved extreme sport.

La Quebrada

Seaside cliffs famed for diving shows

Address : Avenida Adolfo López Mateos, Las Playas, Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

DOWNTOWN

Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego, a historical museum known as the Fort of San Diego. It was built in the 17th century by the Spanish Empire. You can see artifacts from Mezcala culture, Manila galleon, or Mexican War of independence. Also, come to Playa La Roqueta. A perfect beach for snorkeling and having jungle adventure. There're local eateries around the beach too.

Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego

This 17th-century pentagonal fort has 13 exhibition halls on the facility's military history

Address : Hornitos s/n, Centro, 39300 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

Playa La Roqueta

A public beach in Acapulco, Mexico

Address : La Roqueta, Las Playas, Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

SHOPPING

Craft Market El Pueblito is a market to buy local souvenirs. It has a great collection of handicrafts for you to take home. Also, come to Galerias Acapulco if you prefer shops in one location. It's a good shopping mall in the city. You can also find local souvenirs like Mexican hat too.

Craft Market El Pueblito

A souvenir market in Acapulco, Mexico

Address : Dr Ignacio Chávez 125, Fracc Magallanes, Magallanes, 39670 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

Galerias Acapulco

A big shopping mall in Acapulco, Mexico

Address : Av Costera Miguel Alemán 1632, Fracc Magallanes, Magallanes, 39670 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

FOOD & DRINK

Acapulco has fantastic seafood. But, Acapulco's ceviche is the authentic food you must try. The foods are cooked with traditional style and flavor. White or Green Pozole is also the local cuisine in Acapulco. For drink, you can try the Acapulco cocktail.

CULTURE

Acapulco is the largest beach city in Mexico. The name "Acapulco" comes from Nahuatl language, "where the reeds were destroyed or washed away". The people in Acapulco mostly speak Spanish, the official language. But, many people understand other languages too, like French, German, Italian, or English.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best to visit the city is in April, May, October, or November. It's when the weather is sunny and humid. A good time for outdoor activities.

HOTEL

Calinda Beach Acapulco, a hotel with tube design and a Icacos beach view. Located 6 km from Acapulco Zocalo Square and La Quebrada Cliffs. and 5 km from the 17th-century Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego. Or, stay at Ritz Acapulco. A luxurious hotel located on Playa Hornos beach. It's close to the Museo Histórico de Acapulco Fuerte de San Diego and La Quebrada diving cliffs.

Calinda Beach Acapulco

This informal beachfront hotel in a circular tower building is 6 km from both Acapulco Zocalo Square and La Quebrada Cliffs, and 5 km from the 17th-century Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego

Address : Av Costera Miguel Alemán 1260, Deportivo, 39690 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

Ritz Acapulco

On Playa Hornos beach on the Pacific coast, this casual, all-inclusive hotel is 3 km from the Museo Histórico de Acapulco Fuerte de San Diego and 4 km from La Quebrada diving cliffs

Address : Av Costera Miguel Alemán 159, Fracc Magallanes, Magallanes, 39670 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

RESTAURANT

Paititi del Mar, a seafood restaurant with a friendly vibe. It has so many delicious menus, especially its platillo and the grilled octopus. Also, have dinner at Sí Señor. An iconic restaurant with its delicious pozole you must try.

Paititi del Mar

A seafood restaurant with friendly vibe

Address : Ignacio Zaragoza #6, La Poza, 39370 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

Sí Señor

An iconic restaurant in Acapulco, Mexico

Address : Escénica 28, Guitarron, 39880 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

CAFE

Laguna Café, a beautiful cafe with beach scenery. Also, serving tasty foods to enjoy in an afternoon. You can also relax at La Romita. A warm cafe and they are good at serving tasty coffee. Also, delicious cakes. A good place to chill out and escape from the crowds.

Laguna Café

A beautiful cafe with beach scenery in Acapulco, Mexico

Address : Fuerza Aerea Mexicana s/n, Pie de la Cuesta, 39900 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

La Romita

A casual and cute cafe in Acapulco, Mexico

Address : Castillo Breton & Fernando de Magallanes s/n, Costa Azul, 39850 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Believe Acapulco, a popular disco club with its unique interior. Offering great music with DJs and a good selection of alcoholic drinks. But if you prefer a less energic place, go to Brooklyn's Sports House & Bar. It also has delicious drinks and foods like hamburgers and cold beers.

Believe Acapulco

A popular disco club with a unique interior

Address : Escénica 22, Guitarron, 39880 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

Brooklyn's Sports House & Bar

A bar with great beers and cocktails in Acapulco, Mexico

Address : Av Costera Miguel Alemán, Costa Azul, 39850 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

INTERESTING PLACE

Casa de Los Vientos - Mural de Diego Rivera, a unique museum Acapulco. Also, known as Cada de Diego Rivera. A place where you can be amazed by colorful murals and one of the last Rivera's works. Also, come to Papagayo Park. The most popular park in the city. A park with a friendly atmosphere and green garden. Also, a good place for family.

Papagayo Beach Club

Papagayo Beach Club is one of the trendiest hotspots on Curaçao with a sparkling infinity pool and an enticing white sandy shoreline

Address : Av. Rafael Puig Lluvina, 2, 38650 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Casa de los Vientos - Mural de Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera's studio was once housed in this property featuring his bright murals on its exterior

Address : Inalámbrica, Las Playas, 39390 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Capilla de la Paz, a chappel located on a clifftop. The unique interior of the chappel and offering Acapulco bay view for you to take pictures. You can also go to Sinfonía del Mar. Popular as a scenic spot. You can get a view of cool houses and the beach in one frame.

Capilla de la Paz

Clifftop chapel featuring a quaint, open-air sanctuary, towering crosses & sweeping bay views

Address : 2a. Cda. Vientos Cardinales S/N, La Brisa, 39867 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

Sinfonía del Mar

An amphitheater in Acapulco, Mexico

Address : Av Adolfo López Mateos, Las Playas, 39390 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico