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Key Info

Costera Miguel Aleman, s/n

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Beaches, Free Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.3scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

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 one traveler on TripAdvisor, "the prices for a lounge chair & umbrella tend to vary & your negotiating skills come into play," but usually the price is very affordable.

Like other parts of Mexico, Playa Condesa attracts beach vendors, but a polite refusal will usually keep them moving. The water can also get dirty, but this beach remains popular for its excellent proximity to local restaurants and shopping outlets.

Playa Condesa is also known for being particularly gay friendly, with a special "Gay Beach" section that remains popular among gay locals and travelers. 

  • The waves are moderate in size, and there is a flag warning system to indicate when it is too dangerous to swim." -- Yahoo! Travel
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Adjacent to Playa Condesa is 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, but the watersports attractions remain relatively similar.

You can access Playa Icacos through the La Palapa Hotel. It also sits near the American restaurants Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood.

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