Travel By Fingertip...Acapulco

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Points of Interest in Acapulco

Beaches

Acapulco Bay is one continuous beach with several names, Icacos, Condesa, Hornos and Hornitos. All are teeming with colorful activities including vendors, watersports and countless eateries. Caleta and Caletilla in Old Acapulco are favored by families. The Bay of Puerto Marques is surprisingly calm considering that the waves at Revolcadero, around the corner, are too dangerous for most swimmers.

Costera Miguel Aleman

Main boulevard following the curve of Acapulco Bay. Location of major hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and shops.

Old Acapulco

The center of daily life for permanent residents. Includes Zocalo, colonial historical buildings and city market.

La Quebrada

Site of the infamous 130 foot high cliffs where divers jump into narrow gorges. Dive times: 1pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm and 10:30pm.

Fuerte de San Diego

Original fort site, built in 1616 as protection against pirates, rebuilt after several earthquakes. Now houses the Museo Historico de Acapulco: Exhibitions of prehistoric history through colonial times. Ph: 74/82-38-28.

Centro Internacional

City Convention Center and host to a rousing Mexican Fiesta night on Tues., Thurs. and Sat. Ph: 74/84-7050.

Papagayo Park

Municipal park full of amusements, especially for kids, including full scale models of a Spanish galleon and the space shuttle Columbia. Addr: Costera Miguel Aleman. Open daily 10-6.

Roqueta Island

Just a short boat ride away. Great snorkeling and general exploring plus small zoo and several restaurants. Departures from Caletilla Beach. Ph: 74/82-2389. CICI: Popular water theme park with waterslides and dolphin shows. Daily 10am-6pm. Addr: Costera Aleman. Ph: 74/84-1970.