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What to do in Acapulco

If you want to know what to do in Acapulco and what places you should visit during your trip, then this list is exactly what you need.

We have listed 14 things you must do and 7 places you have to visit

You can use the index to go to what interests you most.

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What to do in Acapulco

Acapulco’s beaches are the main attraction that usually interests visitors; however, this destination has much more to offer and that is why we have decided to share with you 9 things you should consider on your trip.

See the spectacle of the Quebrada

The ravine in Acapulco

One of the classics of Acapulco and one of the most characteristic shows of this region, if there is something you should not miss is the diving show at the Quebrada de Acapulco,

In this show you will have the opportunity to see divers performing high risk jumps from 35 meters high to the bottom of the sea.

It is short, exciting and highly recommended

To visit the gorge we suggest:

Getting to know Roqueta Island

La Roqueta Island Acapulco

Today is another place to visit in Acapulco.

Roqueta Island is located in front of famous beaches and is a good place to snorkel, enjoy the beach and eat good fish.

To visit Roqueta Island we suggest

Take a City Tour

I know that you are probably interested in beaches and relaxation; however, I should mention this activity in case you want to go further.

If you are interested in learning more about Acapulco, its history and important places, then this is an activity you must do.

We personally have always enjoyed this kind of tours and that is why I feel the need to share it.

The Acapulco City Tour is an activity worth considering.

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Paddle Surf

Paddle Surfing is a sport that has grown over time and has become an aquatic activity worth considering.

Paddle Surfing hours are usually in the morning, from 7 am to 12 pm.

Paddle surfing in waves is complicated, so the earlier you do it, the easier it will be.

We recommend to book this activity: Paddle surf in the Morro islet.

Jump from the Bungy Jump


For the bravest and most adventurous, Bungy is one of the things to do in Acapulco.

It is the most extreme attraction of the destination and, if you feel like trying it, we recommend you to check our recommendations first: Bungy tips

Touring the Bay by boat

Acarey Yacht

Among the activities to do in this destination we want to include the tour on the Acarey Yacht.

It is the most famous boat in Acapulco, it offers beautiful views along its route and the atmosphere is very fun.

To tour the bay of Acapulco we suggest:

Experience Xtasea

Xtasea Acapulco

If you like adrenaline, then one of the things you must do is try the zip line over the world’s largest sea.

Fast, long and over the sea. Xtasea is great and we enjoyed it very much.

To experience Xtasea

Go to Rollo Acapulco

the roll

Visiting the roll is one of the things to do in Acapulco with family and friends. El Rollo is Acapulco’s water park and has spectacular water slides.

Going to El Rollo is one of those activities that hardly fail because you can spend the whole day in its attractions.

Before you consider it, check out our guide on: Rollo de Guerrero

Skiing in Tres Palos Lagoon

The Tres Palos Lagoon is known in the State of Guerrero for its large size since it is even larger than the bay of Acapulco. But did you know that you can learn to ski here?

Skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, jetski rental and riding the hilarious donut are some of the activities that can be done in this place.

We are going to pass on another little secret, the best cheese and dogfish quesadillas are sold right in a restaurant located in this lagoon. THE BEST ONES.

What to do in Acapulco at night

Going out to party

Nightclub, party, disco

If we are realistic, we should mention that Acapulco got its fame thanks to its nightlife.

This destination has spectacular bars, nightclubs and beach clubs for the party-seeking traveler.

There are hundreds of places to go out at night, but if you want to know which are the best clubs to dance and drink, we recommend you to read this: The best nightclubs in Acapulco

See the special show of the Quebrada at night.

La Quebrada is a classic Acapulco attraction and there is a special night dive function. It is special because the atmosphere of the show changes and you can see the divers diving with torches into the darkness of the sea.

In order to see the night diving show in Acapulco, we suggest you make reservations for 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

Important! It is much better to be accompanied at that time of the night in Acapulco, so hiring a transfer is ideal.

There is also a package that includes dinner + the diving show and is great to experience as a couple and have a special date.

More information here

What to do in Acapulco on a budget

Visit the Museum and Fort of San Diego

It’s not all about the beach and seafood. Acapulco has other tourist attractions that do not require interaction with water or sun and a great example of this is the Acapulco Historical Museum, also known as the Fort of San Diego.

In this museum there are 13 exhibition halls that narrate the history of the port, from its roots, going through the commerce of its settlers, to the military exploits and the viceroyalties.

It is a place with a lot of history that goes unnoticed by tourists but that one should know.

To visit the Fort of San Diego:

  • Schedule: From Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00
  • Entrance fee: 30 pesos.
  • Where is it? Hornitos Street at the corner of Morelos. 39300

Relaxing on the beach

We could not forget the main attraction.

For any type of traveler Acapulco is an excellent destination to relax and enjoy the beach.

The truth is that most beaches are good; however, here we share with you: The best beaches in Acapulco just in case you have any doubts.

Now you know what to do in Acapulco, don’t forget to check out the rest of the articles to find out where to stay and what to eat.

Taste typical dishes

If you want to know which are the dishes you should try in Acapulco check this article: Typical food of Guerrero.

What you should know is that to taste the typical dishes of Acapulco you don’t need a lot of money or to go to a luxurious restaurant. You can find many of the dishes in markets, local, medium and small restaurants.

Definitely try the gastronomy of Guerrero is something you can do with little money in Acapulco.

Best things to do in acapulco

If we had to sum it all up in a list to choose which are the must-sees of Acapulco and which are those attractions or unique activities that you should not miss, we would give you the following recommendation:

  1. Visiting the Quebrada
  2. Taste typical dishes (at least one)
  3. Experience Xtasea
  4. Experience Acapulco’s fiesta on the Acarey Yacht

Obviously the beaches are the main attraction of the destination; however, doing these activities is something that we consider as a must-do of the destination.

Places to visit in Acapulco

Traveling to Acapulco? and want to know what to visit in acapulco. I share with you the tourist places to visit in Acapulco. Click on any of the images for more information about the attraction.

What to visit in Acapulco in 3 days?

Watch our video for some ideas on what places to visit on a short trip.

Where to Stay

Acapulco has a wide variety of hotels. After evaluating most of them we have decided to recommend these 3:

Princess Mundo Imperial

Princess Mundo Imperial

This hotel is located on the beautiful Revolcadero beach, and features a golf course, several restaurants, 3 bars, 5 tennis courts, 4 swimming pools, a spa and a beauty salon.

One of the most complete options in Acapulco.

Ideal for families and travelers looking for comfort close to the beach

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Hotel Elcano

Hotel Elcano

The Hotel Elcano has an excellent location, a swimming pool, its own restaurant and is right on the beach.

The price is quite good and we recommend it for families and couples.

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Hotel Nilo

Hotel Nilo

For those looking for the best price, the Nilo Hotel is the right choice.

Although it is not on the beach, it is very close to it.

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Tourism Acapulco Guerrero

There are many things to enjoy in Acapulco and we know that every traveler is different, so we hope the following articles will help you with your trip.

Definitive Guide: Acapulco Tourist Attractions

Don’t forget to check out our definitive guide to Acapulco tourism and places to visit.

How much does it cost to travel to Acapulco?

Round trip$1524
Gasoline round trip
4 cylinders
Travel time3:30 h – 4:30 h5 h1:05 h
SuggestionFriends (Group larger than 3)1- 3 persons1- 2 persons
Prices are approximate and are intended to give an idea of the travel budget, they may vary or change over time.

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Tips for your trip to Acapulco

We recommend that you bring

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Acapulco has suffered from insecurity problems in recent years so my suggestion is that you make your transfers with your own car or with transportation services such as ubers, didi or site cabs.

Try to stay in the tourist area, there is no need to go elsewhere.

At night it is important to be accompanied and not to abuse alcohol.