Playa Caleta and Playa Caletilla

#9 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, Caleta and Caletilla beckon to tourists with their exhaustive roster of restaurants. From the beaches, you can catch a quick boat ride to the nearby Isla de la Roqueta for more snorkeling, diving and lounging opportunities.

Beachgoers who visited recently enjoyed the traditional vibe, but warned the beach can get quite crowded. They recommended arriving early to snag your place in the sun.

You should also consider Playa Icacos if you want the convenience of restaurants by the beach; plus, Icacos has an on-duty lifeguard. Access to Caleta and Caletilla is free.

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