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 mi). 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 Mascara

  • Museum/Gallery

This freshly remodeled private home has been turned into a gallery for a stunning collection of 550 handmade ceremonial masks, most from...

El Fuerte de San Diego

  • Military Site

Acapulco's fort was built in 1616 to protect the city's lucrative harbor and wealthy citizens from pirate attacks. Although it was badly...

La Quebrada

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Just up the hill from Old Acapulco is the southern peninsula, where you'll find La Quebrada and its legendary cliff divers. The peninsula...

Malecón

  • Promenade/Boardwalk

A stroll by the docks will confirm that Acapulco is a lively port. At night Mexicans bring their children to play on the tree-lined promenade...

Mercado Municipal

  • Market/Bazaar

Locals come to this municipal market to buy everything from candles and fresh vegetables to plastic buckets and love potions. In addition,...

Mágico Mundo Marino

  • Zoo/Aquarium

You can take in Magic Marine World's aquarium and free sea-lion show while the kids splash around in the swimming pools and fly down...

Palma Sola

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Taking the name of the neighborhood closest to it, this archaeological site juts up a mountainside northeast of Old Acapulco. The area...

Zócalo

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Old Acapulco's hub is this shaded plaza overgrown with dense trees. All day it's filled with vendors, shoe-shine men, and tourists enjoying...

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