Tourist Places to Visit in Acapulco, Mexico, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Acapulco, Mexico, America

Acapulco is a city and seaport located in Guerrero state in Mexico at the physical coordinates of 16°51′49″ N 99°52′57″ W, about 300 km southwest of the national capital Mexico City. It has the largest beach of Mexico and is the largest city in Guerrero state, situated about 105 km from the state capital Chilpancingo.

Acapulco is one of the top tourist centers in the country widely known for its stunning beach and luxurious resorts that accommodate Hollywood stars and millionaires.


Geography of Acapulco:

The municipality of Acapulco covers an area of 1,880.60 sq. km. and metro area occupies 85 sq. km. at an altitude of 30 meters.


Etymology of Acapulco:

Acapulco got its name from the Nahuatl language word ‘Aca-pol-co’, and its literal meaning is ‘where were destroyed away the reeds’. Acapulco was founded in the year 1520.


How to reach Acapulco?

Acapulco is served by General Juan N. Alvarez International Airport (Acapulco International Airport), located around 28 km from the heart of the city. The air services are operated by Aeromar, Aeromexico, Aeromexico Connect, United Express and other airlines. It takes around 45 minutes from Acapulco to Mexico City.

There are frequent VIP bus services provided by Estrella de Oro to Acapulco from Mexico City costing 520 pesos. General buses cost 395 pesos and take 5-5 1/2 hours to reach.


Food and shopping in Acapulco:

There are many shopping centers and restaurants in Acapulco with a variety of pizza and burgers and the major food corners include:

  • Casanova
  • La Perla
  • Sanborn’s
  • 100% Natural


Things to do in Acapulco:

  • Snorkeling
  • Jumping
  • Diving
  • Biking
  • Golf courses
  • Night clubs


Places of interest in Acapulco:

La Quebrada Cliff Divers:

La Quebrada Cliff Divers is a must see in Acapulco. There are cliff divers jump from the big rock to deep water. 1PM, 7:30PM, 8:30PM and 9:30PM are the show times. La Perla restaurant caters viewers and offer a great view of the divers spot.


Isla de la Roqueta:

Isla de la Roqueta is one of the magnificent beaches in Acapulco. It can be reachable by water taxi from Caleta Beach, costing around $3.50 USD per way. Isla de la Roqueta is famous for its snorkeling activity.



Zocalo is a town square of Acapulco with cool, shady and peaceful environment. It is home to two fountains, Acapulco’s cathedral and plenty of top class food corners. During the night time it will be very colorful.


Other places of interest in Acapulco are as follows:

  • Pie de la Cuesta
  • Puerto Marquez
  • Capilla de la Paz
  • Mural Diego Rivera
  • El Fuerte de San Diego
  • Punta Diamante
  • Barra Vieja Beach
  • Acapulco Historical Museum
  • Costera
  • La Catedral
  • Isla La Roqueta
  • Centro Cultural de Acapulco
  • Club de Yates
  • Laguna de Tres Palos
  • Bahia de Puerto Marques
  • Parque Papagayo
  • Hornos Beach


Best time to visit Acapulco:

The months of April, May, October and November will be best time to enjoy holidays in Acapulco.


Accommodation options in Acapulco:

Acapulco is a port city famous for its stunning beaches and accommodation centers. Hotels provide all types of comfort and hospitality towards visitors who book rooms in such hotels in Acapulco. The prominent hotels in Acapulco are as follows:

  • Etel Suites
  • Acapulco Malibu
  • Emporio Acapulco Hotel
  • Boca Chica Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Acapulco La Isla
  • Acapulco Diana
  • Hotel Encanto
  • Banyan Tree Cabo Marques
  • The Grand Mayan Acapulco
  • Las Brisas
  • Mayan Palace
  • Fiesta Americana Villas
  • Elcano Hotel
  • Hacienda Vayma
  • One Acapulco Costera
  • Crowne Plaza Acapulco
  • Real Bananas Hotel & Villas
  • Hotel Los Flamingos
  • Las Torres Gemelas Private Suites

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