Playa Icacos#7 in Best Things To Do in Acapulco
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Adjacent to Playa Condesa is the popular – and less-crowded – Playa Icacos. One of the largest beaches in the area, Playa Icacos is home to a variety of water sports, including sailing, motor boating, parasailing and water skiing – a particular highlight for recent visitors.
A few recent travelers were disappointed by the amount of aggressive beach vendors, but said a firm "no, gracias" is usually all that's needed to ward off any unwanted sales pitches.
You'll likely find fewer beach-goers and vendors than on Condesa, but the water sports attractions remain relatively similar. The beach is located northeast of Acapulco Bay in the tourist area known as Golden Acapulco. It is free to access.
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#1 La Quebrada Cliff Divers
Acapulco's most storied tradition vaults daily from La Quebrada's daunting clifftops in Old Acapulco. The cliff divers are a must-see and are usually well worth the price of booking an organized tour (which often includes hotel or port round-trip transportation). The show involves several professional divers leaping from more than 130-foot cliffs high above the Acapulco landscape. The divers have drawn attention ever since they began diving as a team in 1934.
The shows get started around 1 p.m. each day and divers must time their jumps with the tide so as to land when the water is deepest. Diving also takes place in the late afternoon and – when divers are feeling especially adventurous – in the dark of a summer evening. Many previous travelers reported grabbing a meal and a drink at Hotel Mirador's La Perla Restaurant, which offers spectacular views of the cliffs.
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