México Places to Go - Acapulco
Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States)
Popular Attractions in Acapulco, Mexico:
Fort San Diego
This fort turned museum
features many antique relics such as beads; shells; baskets; ceramics embroidered
silk tapestries, Kimonos, porcelain vases, and offers a glorious view of the bay.
The fort was originally built in 1615, and then rebuilt in 1776 following
a massive earthquake. It is built in a classic five-point design and surrounded by a moat. It was constructed by the Spaniards to protect the port of Acapulco
and its lucrative Manila trade link from pirates. It now serves
as a fascinating history and anthropology museum.
This is the former center
of the city, which is now called the Centro area. It is a large village square located
in front of the cathedral. The cathedral was erected in 1930 with
a dome in the shape of a Mosque and with Byzantine towers. Zocolo
is the main public plaza in town. This is a center of family activity and
a place to stroll about on a sunny day. It is quite common to encounter a band concert at the music gazebo. Enjoy the charm of the plaza, as well as the stores and small restaurants that surround it!
Caleta is known as the oldest
beach in Acapulco. It features a beautifully clear
beach, restaurants, The Magico Mundo Marino (aquarium),boats
to Roqueta and glass bottom boats that carry visitors around the bay.
Magico Mundo Marino
Mï¿½ico Mundo Marino,
an aquarium, which has indoor and outdoor marine exhibits
is a great place for family fun. Located in front of the Caleta beach area,
it has a swimming pool, two water slides, an aquarium, restaurant, snack
bar and a dolphin show.
Isla la Roqueta is
a 10-minute boat ride from Caleta Beach. The island is located directly in
front of Acapulco bay. The area is known as one of the best places
to hike and snorkel in Acapulco. It is reached via a short boat ride from
Caleta beach. and take there. On the island there is an excellent
beach and a unique zoo with lions, alligators, leopards, giraffes,
zebras, an aviary exhibit, and a serpentarium.
Pie de la Questa
Pie de la Questa is the
world- famous sunset beach. It not only offers a great view of the setting sun,but also a great meal at any one of the beachfront restaurants.
Cici is a water park located
in the center of the Acapulco strip. Children and adults will enjoy a
day at this water-based amusement park. Cici has everything from
a big wave
pool, some smaller pools,
a giant water slide, and seal - dolphin water shows. It also
features a pool that offers a swim with dolphins. Visitors
enjoy the beauty of the gentle waterfalls and fountains that surround the park.
Nature Tour of Tres Palos
Parque Ecological deViveristas
Visitors can embark on an
exciting adventure in a natural setting to view some of the most
beautiful sights that Acapulco has to offer. A unique feature of this tour
is sightseeing while driving your own wave runner.
While visiting Acapulco
take a tour of Coyuca Lagoon. It is here where Rambo II was filmed! Tours
leave daily from Hotel Continental Plaza at 9:30 and 11.
Latin rhythms and exquisite
cuisine can be found in Palaco. This is a large restaurant on
Roqueta Island. The special feature of Palaco is the daily dancing
and floorshow. There are two shows daily at 11 and 1:30.
A great place for the whole
family. Looking for a place to lace up your skates? Roller
Papayago is it! It is a an outside roller skating rink in front of
Papayago Park is a
large park featuring a roller rink, acres of trees, plush grass, and
an amusement park. This is considered to be one of the best parks in Mexico for Family Fun! The amusement park has a number of rides that will thrill participants, including many carnival rides. It also features a beautiful aviary.
This is the site where spectators
gather to view the legendary cliff divers of Acapulco. This heart stopping
entertainment is not to be missed. Visitors can watch the sunset at the
Symphony of the Sea,at a grandstand built into the side of the mountain.
Following this show, divers perform at the Quebrada. For generations,
brave young men have taken this majestic dive into the Pacific Ocean.
The Acapulco Convention
Center is home to the Mexican Fiesta Folklore Show commemorating
the Mexico of the past. The entertainment includes regional dancers, lively
music, and pole climbers. The Convention Ceter is also the site of the Acapulco Symphony Orchestra
and the famous Acapulco Music Festival The huge garden areas contain a large variety of tropical plants and palms.
Chapel of Peace
One of the most recognized
sights in Acapulco, the Chapel of Peace is in the form of a large cross and is located on the top of a mountain.
Take a thrilling ride on this
high-powered hang glider. The glider takes off from the beach and reaches
an altitude of 450 feet, then cruises over the beaches of Acapulco.
Cathedral on the Plaza
The design of this church
is a product of Spanish, Moorish and native influences. Its distinguishable
blue dome dominates the downtown plaza. Inside is an extensive collection of religious artifacts.
One of the largest markets
in Acapulco, the Mercado Municipal is a favored place for early morning
shopping. It is open daily, but closes early in the afternoon.
Guerrero Cultural Center
The Guerrero Cultural Center features a unique gallery
and a small archaeological museum.
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