Portray of the Destination
Acapulco is a captivating destination, a dream paradise of fascinating natural beauties which
offers a magical environment together with mysticism, tradition and the warmth of the Mexican
It is one of the Mexican favourite destinations and the most popular beach on the pacific
coast. It possesses a warm and humid climate, and bright sunny days during most of the year.
Long ago, it was a strategic port to the Philippines and the Orient, and in years past, it
was a territory inhabited by the Tlahuica people, but it turned into a renowned destination when
during the 1950s, the Hollywood stars begin to visit the area.
Avenida Miguel Alemán is an always lively avenue that runs along the coast where magnificent
and luxury hotels, and shopping centres rise up. It offers 20 kilometres (14.3 mi) of golden
beaches, soft waves, warm waters and unequalled beautiful palms within a unique scenery blended
with the Sierra Madre mountains, lagoons and the tropical fauna.
There are countless options for everyone. It is impossible to get bored as its leisure offer
is quite wide: tennis courts, tours on boat, incredible pools and golf courses. Acapulco is a city
that never sleeps; fun and music are part of the nightlife. Enjoy a night show full of adrenalin:
the cliff divers jump carrying torches from La Quebrada, a 35 metre-high cliff, venue for the Cliff
Diving World Championship.
Interesting sites to be visited are the Fort of San Diego and the modern amusement centres
with diving boards, water games and aquariums.
For shopping, there are many options: glamorous boutiques and shopping centres, and even
markets where Mexican handicrafts can be purchased.
The Bay of Santa Lucía is the ideal site for water sport lovers: diving among incredible
marine flora and species, sport fishing and waters-skiing, among other possibilities.