This port is well-known as “The Pacific Jewel” and is considered an excellent place for visitors who are looking for adventure, romance, and relaxation. Rent a house in Acapulco Bay, or stay in some of the luxury resorts. The city also features all-inclusive packages which makes your vacations more easy and affordable. Acapulco is one of Mexico's oldest beach tourist destinations, reaching prominence in the 1950s as the place where Hollywood stars and millionaires vacationed on the beach.
This natural bay, has earned global renown for its wide variety of activities, quality of services, and awesome nightlife which is considered Acapulco’s mail attraction.
Enjoy sunsets over the Mexican Pacific at any of the Acapulco’s beaches such as La Angosta (in the Quebrada), Caleta, Caletilla, Dominguillo, Tamarindo, Condesa, Guitarrón, Icacos, Playuela, Tlacopanocha, Hornos, Hornitos, Honda, Playuelilla and Playa del Secreto. Puerto Marqués is a smaller adjoining Bay where Pichilingue, Las Brisas, and Playa Roqueta are located. Facing open ocean is Pie de la Cuesta and southeast are Playa Revolcadero, Playa Aeromar, Playa Encantada and Barra Vieja. Two lagoons are in the area, Coyuca to the northwest and Tres Palos to the southeast. Both lagoons have mangroves and offer boat tours. Tres Palos also has sea turtle nesting areas which are protected. Beaches in Acapulco are famous for perfect scuba diving conditions, water skiing, sailing, snorkeling and surfing.
Extreme sports are another great option in Acapulco, where visitors can experience the bungee-jumping along the Costera (the main avenue running along the bay), rafting on the Papagayo River, boating excursions, and parasailing. In the Diamond Zone, tourists can also rent ultralights.
Play golf, tour the Costera in horse-drawn carriages called “calandrias”, have a drink at one of the port's many world-class restaurants, go fishing at Tres Palos and Coyuca Lagoons. The diving show at La Quebrada is one of the port's most famous attractions, with fearless divers launching themselves from an awe-inspiring cliff into the rough waters below; the tradition started in the 30’s when kids casually competed against each other to see who could dive from the highest point into the sea below. Eventually, locals began to ask for tips for those coming to see the men dive. Today all divers are professionals.
The San Diego Fort is a place originally built to defend the port from pirates; it is now home to Acapulco's Historical Museum. Visit also the Ignacio Manuel Altamirano Park, a children's play area known locally as the Papagayo.This port, with an international airport, docks for cruise ships, and an express highway known as the "Autopista del Sol" connecting it to Mexico City, has an excellent communications infrastructure. And the weather in Acapulco is almost always perfect.