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Top Acapulco Tourist Attractions

Cliff diving is the most famous Acapulco attraction
Cliff diving is the most famous Acapulco attraction. Credit: Pixabay license

The Mexican destination of Acapulco has attractions that draw people from around the world.

Besides its beautiful beaches, the city has a vibrant nightlife and attractions to please people of all ages. Taxis are all over the city, which makes it easy to get to a desired destination.

The following is a list of suggested things to do in the area. Prices and services will always be different, depending on the tour company. Make sure to research for the best deals.

1) La Quebrada

The cliffs of La Quebrada are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Acapulco. It’s not just the cliffs but also the cliff divers.

The show began way back in 1934, and divers continue to dazzle audiences today. The divers jump from heights of 25-35 meters and plummet into a narrow ocean cove.

A visit to La Quebrada is usually the most common cruise shore excursion. It’s also among the least expensive with prices starting at about $35.

2) Mural Diego Rivera

This landmark is a hidden gem in Acapulco, so a guide may be necessary to find it. It is found in the old section of the city, at the home of the late Dolores ‘Lola’ Olmedo Patino.

She had the world’s largest collection of Diego Rivera paintings. The outside mural is a mosaic sculpture painting portraying the ancient Aztec Gods.

3) Capilla de la Paz

Tourists visit this religious site located on a hillside 1,200 feet above sea level. The “Chapel of Peace” is a modern chapel, most recognized by its large 130 foot cross.

4) El Fuerte de San Diego

El Fuerte de San Diego. Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons license

This is a military museum that shows an interesting history of Acapulco. It is located inside an 18th century Spanish fortress and is sometimes used for parties and gatherings.

5) All-Inclusive City Tours

One of the better values is a city tour that may include some or all of the above Acapulco tourist attractions. Prices start at about $40.

6) Palma Sola Archaeological Site

Palma Sola is one of 12 petroglyph sites in Acapulco. It is located deep in the forest and dates back to 200 BC. A steep trail takes people to the petroglyphs and up to a view of Acapulco Bay.

7) Isla La Roqueta

This is a small island in which tourists can take a glass bottom boat cruise to explore the area. People can also visit the island for its beautiful beaches, zoo and restaurants.

8) CiCi Acapulco Magico

Families and adventure goers will enjoy this water park, especially to escape the hot weather of the city. There are exciting rides, seal and dolphin show and an aquarium.