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Key Info

Costera Miguel Aleman, s/n

Price & Hours

Free

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Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Simply put, el Zócalo is a must-see for travelers interested in exploring local Mexican culture and nightlife. The city's main square houses the city's government buildings and several popular and affordable local restaurants. The area also offers excellent opportunities to people-watch, especially during the evening.

The square is open (and usually bustling) year-round, but Friday and Saturday nights remain the area's prime time. At those times you'll find the Zócalo flooded with local musicians, street performers, and clowns. If you want to tour the city's unique architecture, be sure to check out the Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Our Lady of Solitude) Cathedral, located right in the heart of the square.

Getting to the Zócalo is easy from anywhere in Acapulco. If you're taking a cab, simply request the "Zócalo." You can also take a bus that's marked "Caleta" or "Base" from anywhere along La Costera Avenue.

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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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