Acapulco Sights

Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán hugs the Bahía de Acapulco from the Carretera Escénica (Scenic Highway) in the east to Playa Caleta (Caleta Beach) in the southwest—a distance of about 8 km (5 miles). Most of the major beaches, shopping malls, and hotels are along or off this avenue, and locals refer to its most exclusive stretch—from El Presidente hotel to Las Brisas—simply as "the Costera."

Since many addresses are listed as only "Costera Miguel Alemán," you'll need good directions from a major landmark to find specific shops and hotels.

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Casa de la Cultura

  • Museum/Gallery

The city's cultural center has first-class regional and Mexican handicrafts for sale, the Ixcateopan art gallery, and a small sports...

Cliff Divers at La Quebrada

  • Canyon

Although it is an undeniably touristy activity, the shows the cliff divers put on at La Quebrada have been going strong for more than...

El Rollo Acapulco

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

A water park for children, El Rollo has dolphin shows, a freshwater pool with a wave machine, a waterslide, the Sky Coaster (a safe,...

Fuerte de San Diego

  • Museum/Gallery

With all of its modern resort hotels, you might never guess that Acapulco was Mexico's most important port during colonial times. The...

Playa Caleta and Playa Caletilla

  • Beach–Sight

On the southern peninsula in Old Acapulco, this beach and smaller Playa Caletilla (Little Caleta) to the south once rivaled La Quebrada...

Playa Condesa

  • Beach–Sight

Referred to as "the strip," this stretch of sand facing the middle of Bahía de Acapulco has more than its share of visitors, especially...

Playa Hornitos and Playa Hornos

  • Beach–Sight

Running from the Avalon Excalibur in the west to Las Hamacas, Hornitos (Little Hornos) and adjacent Playa Hornos are packed with locals...

Playa Icacos

  • Beach–Sight

Stretching from the naval base to El Presidente Hotel, away from the famous strip, this beach is less populated than others on the Costera.

Playa Puerto Marqués

  • Beach–Sight

Tucked below the airport highway, this protected strand is popular with Mexican tourists, so it tends to get crowded on weekends. Beach...

Playa Revolcadero

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This sprawling beach fronts the two Mundo Imperial hotels, the Pierre and the Princess, and has become the strand of sand in Acapulco...

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