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Punta Diamante

Price & Hours

Free

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Beaches, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.0

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  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

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, or at least not too much. As pretty as Playa Revolcadero may be, its waves can be too rough for even strong swimmers.

Recent visitors praised the cleanliness of the beach and its beauty.

If you really love to swim and want to be near the best beaches for that, head to Playa Caleta and Playa Caletilla, near the Traditional Zone. The popular (but crowded) Playa Condesa is also a great choice.

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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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