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Key Info

Carretera Pie de la Cuesta

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Beaches, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.2

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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

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 frantic shores of Acapulco. Should you choose to stay the night, Pie de la Cuesta offers a variety of hotel options.

You can also take a boat tour around the lagoon for a small fee. Another popular attraction is the Barra de Coyuca spa, which is contained in a simple thatched hut. The spa offers affordable facials or full-body mud treatments. While Pie de la Cuesta offers travelers respite from an often crowded (and frankly, dated) Acapulco, the area isn't ideal for those seeking excellent restaurants and nightlife options. For that, try the closer Acapulco Diamante.

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#1 Playa Icacos

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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