Acapulco now has to compete with other popular Mexican cities such as Cancun, Cabo & Puerto Vallarta, but the city retains its exotic, exciting, and cosmopolitan aura. There are scores of first class hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and diverse attractions that continue to make Acapulco a world-class resort destination. And as always, the views and the sunsets over the bay and mountains are forever enchanting.

Water Sports
The beaches of Acapulco are one of the most popular attractions in this Mexican resort city. Caleta beach is located in the “old” part of the city. For swimming it is still one of the best in Acapulco, Parasailing and wave runners are readily available at both Icacos and Condesa Beach. La Bonfil beach has the best waves for surfing & swimming although the waves are kind of high.

Island Diversity
The first inhabitants of the area that is now Acapulco, Mexico were the Nahuas, a tribe of people that preceded the Aztecs. In 1521 the Spaniard Francisco Chico arrived and named it Santa Lucía. The city became a key trading port between Asia and America, which soon attracted infamous pirates such as Sir Francis Drake, Sir Thomas Cavendish, and Sir Henry Morgan, to defend the lucrative port. Following the timeline, the city was razed in 1810 during the War of Independence but became a prominent port again during the gold rush in Panama.

Acapulco has an amazing nightlife. On Fridays and Saturdays year-round, and every night on spring break, the city is alive with flashing lights and music pumping out of every establishment along the main strip and in Las Brisas. For spring-breakers, the beaches and nightlife are probably the main attractions, though there are many other things to do. Acapulco has some of the best discos in the world. With a few exceptions, the bars in Acapulco are fairly similar to those found elsewhere in the world. First, there is not much live music. Second, spontaneous displays of dancing often erupt in the middle of the bar, and occasionally on top of the bar. Along the “Costera”, most bars are open-air and you can go bar hopping quite easily. For the more adventurous vacationer you can enjoy the thrills and chills of bungee jumping, parasailing, balloon rides & the sky coaster.

Beaches, Bathing, and Snorkeling In Acapulco

Beaches, Bathing, and Snorkeling In Acapulco

Along with the nightlife, the beautiful beaches are one of the most popular attractions of this Mexican resort city. Begin with the Playa Gloria, with white sand beaches, crystal clear water and lined with tropical plantations and palm groves. This is directly on the open sea and the constant waves are magnificent. Three of Acapulco’s golf courses are located in this area and there are also many different activities available: wave runners, ultra light airplanes, and horseback riding to name a few. The waves along this long strand of beach are quite high so swimming is not recommended for inexperienced [...]