Things to do in Acapulco

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Finding things to do in Acapulco is not a problem…it’s more of a problem finding the time to fit them all in. Acapulco is one of Mexico’s most important and famous beach resorts. Located on the Pacific coast, it has a warm, humid climate with temperatures ranging from 72ºF to 91º F throughout the year.

Among this port city’s many enticing qualities are its beautiful bay and wide sandy beaches. Many of the well-established hotels, which in recent years have undergone a major revamping, are located along this Pacific Coast strip of paradise. Among of the many things to do in Acapulco is sampling the unbeatable nightlife, which has made Acapulco one of the hottest vacation playgrounds in Mexico

The center of Acapulco is on the western edge of the bay, and its streets are easy to explore on foot. One of the most popular things to see in Acapulco is to visit Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán, a wide coastal boulevard that runs the length of the bay and is lined with hotels, restaurants, and malls.

Things to Do in Acapulco

Bullfights -- The season runs from January through Easter, with bullfights being held every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Buy the tickets in the shade, which cost about $22. Before the fight you will enjoy Spanish dancers and music by the Chili Frito band.

Fishing -- Fishing is responsible for drawing many of the early tourists to Acapulco, and it is still a popular activity for those seeking billfish, striped marlin, pompano, bonito, red snapper, and tuna. You can arrange fishing trips through your hotel or at the Pesca Deportiva. Acapulco Scuba is also an excellent place to sign up for deep-sea fishing excursions.

For freshwater fishing, try the companies along Laguna Coyuca. At the docks you can hire a boat for $40 a day. You must get a license from the Secretaría de Pesca located at the dock.

Water Sports -- You can make arrangements to water-ski, parasail, jetski and windsurf through outfitters on the various Acapulco beaches. Parasailing is a popular activity; a five-minute trip costs around $60. The main surfing beach is Revolcadero.

Scuba diving is also an option, and is best from November through February, when the water is clearest off Acapulco beaches. Equipment and outings are available through Acapulco Scuba Center.

Acapulco Restaurant Overview

One of the best things to do in Acapulco is eat. You can sample a different cuisine every night, from a small, family-run café serving regional favorites or an Acapulco restaurant with the finest international cuisine. On the Costera Miguel Alemán there are lots of beachside eateries with palm roofs, as well as hamburger joints full of people of all ages.

Acapulco Cliff Divers

Whether you see the world-famous Acapulco cliff divers during the day or at night, this is one of the most entertaining things to do in Acapulco. The night show is thrilling, and most of the cruise ships offer shore excursions that include transportation, a sound and light show at the San Diego Fort, and reservations at the restaurant fronting the La Quebrada cliffs, which provide the very best views.

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