Acapulco Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Acapulco

If you have extra time, Playa Condesa is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Acapulco
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    Beaches, Sports, Free
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    Beaches, Sports, Free
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    Adjacent toPlaya Condesais the popular -- and less-crowded -- Playa Icacos, one of the largest beaches in the area and home to the "CICI" Recreation Area, which offers watersports including sailing, motor boating, parasailing and water skiing. Here you'll find a fewer number of beach goers and vendors than Condesa,

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    Chapel of Peace
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    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free
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    Overlooking Acapulco Bay from the southern end,La Capilla de la Paz(The Chapel of Peace) offers visitors beautiful seaside views and a peaceful atmosphere. According to oneTripAdvisoruser, "This is one of the best views in Acapulco—just gorgeous. This is a must see." Many visitors are drawn to the highest point in

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    Playa Condesa
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    Playa Condesa is one of the most central and popular beaches in Acapulco, with a reputation for crowded sands and great access to watersports. To avoid the crowds, try getting to the beach before 11 a.m. You can also rent a lounge chair and umbrellas from nearby merchants. According to

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    Acapulco Diamante
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    Acapulco is emerging from its outdated reputation toward a hip, classy and altogether modern Mexican city. This rapid transformation might not hold true in all of Acapulco, but one recently renovated area is really making its mark: Acapulco Diamante. Located on the south end of the city, across the bay

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    Pie de la Cuesta
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    If you need to get away from Acapulco, just travel six miles northwest to Pie de la Cuesta, a small beach resort town that contains a calm lagoon excellent for water-skiing. You'll also find many local resorts and restaurants, perfect for couples seeking secluded romance or a break from the

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    Playa Revolcadero
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    Playa Revolcadero is a true beauty of a beach located just south of Acapulco, but nearly all those familiar with it tell you to look but not touch. As pretty as Playa Revolcadero may be, its waves are too rough for even strong swimmers. This is also something to consider

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    Playa Caleta and Playa Caletilla
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    Twin beaches that sparkle brightly near the Traditional Zone, Playa Caleta and Caletilla beckon to tourists for their exhaustive roster of restaurants. Caleta and Caletilla are separated by tiny Roqueta Island, which also acts as a wave buffer against the Pacific Ocean, so come ready to enjoy the calm surf.

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    The Zocalo
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    Simply put,el Zócalois a must-see for travelers interested in exploring local Mexican culture and nightlife. The city's main square houses the city's government buildings and several popular and affordable local restaurants. The area also offers excellent opportunities to people-watch, especially during the evening.

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