Playa Caleta and Playa Caletilla

#10 in Best Things To Do in Acapulco
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Key Info

Playas Caleta y Caletilla

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Beaches, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.9

scorecard

  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

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.

Still, Yahoo! Travel users have split opinions on whether you should just avoid these two beaches altogether. While one satisfied vacationer says it "is very nice when you have kids that want to swim a little," another reviewer suggests you "Watch out for the purse snatchers and pickpockets." You should also consider Playa Icacos if you want the convenience of restaurants by the beach; plus, Icacos has an on-duty lifeguard.

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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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