Travel By Fingertip...Acapulco

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Shopping in Acapulco

Shopping in Acapulco ranges from the ultra-sophisticated to the simplest of crafts displayed in over 600 shops city wide. The main shopping strip for upscale stores is along the Costera Aleman between the Acapulco Plaza and El Presidente Hotels. Roving beach vendors are impossible to avoid, selling a wide assortment of souvenirs. Old Acapulco, especially in the vicinity of the Zocalo, features basic stores as well as the Mercado Municipal: Thriving market, offering everything from produce to crafts.

Mercado Parazal

Outdoor crafts market. Best selection of silver and intricately decorated pottery, typical of the state of Guerrero. Daily 9am-8pm. Addr: Calle Velasquez de Leon.

Artesanias Finas de Acapulco (AFA)

Crafts from other markets are represented here in an air-conditioned mega store. Competitive prices and shipping to the US. Addr: Ave. Horacio Nelson.

Acapulco Princess Arcade

Cool and comfortable with stores matching the beauty and quality of the surroundings. Especially recommended is Pits: Imaginative selection of swimsuits, cool cover-ups and colorful beach hats.


Highly respected custom made resortwear for men with three downtown locations, two on the Costera Aleman.


Most elegant women's dresshop in the city with an excellent bargain section on the second floor. Addr: Costera Aleman.

La Joya

Large choice of silver jewelry at prices that won't empty the wallet. Check for the .925 stamped sterling hallmark on higher price items. Addr: Acapulco Plaza shopping arcade.


Ubiquitous Mexican department store, selling everything from newspapers to glassware. Addr: Costera Aleman.

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