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- I found this place very nice because I really liked the sea. At the beginning I was afraid to get into it but then I started swimming and I felt very calm, it is not a very expensive place, it is accessible and it fits my budget. My stay in Acapulco was the best, everything seemed good to me, the lodging, the food, the culture and the society, the only bad thing that happened to me was that I burned too much due to the strong heat.Written 10 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I absolutely love Acapulco, Mexico. The beaches are beautiful and sandy, the people are so friendly and our tour guide, Roberto Alarcon, was nothing less than amazing. This man was so accommodating and knowledgeable. I felt very safe.Written 13 February 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Beautiful chapel amazing architecture, take bug spray! The view is spectacular. If you don't have a guide be sure to read the very interesting history. Took over 7 yrs to build into the natural landscapeWritten 18 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- It's a beach, and I didn't see anything special. It's a cute little town to drive through to get there, but there are other beaches that I think are better near Acapulco.Written 8 May 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Costera is the beach strip around Acapulco harbour. Here you will find all your main hotels, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, malls, stores - it is a hive of activity. The beach is okay though it is very crowded, especially weekends. The hotels all have pools as you would expect.
You can have a very long walk through the Costera in complete safety with no hassle from vendors - there is though a very large militaristic police presence here, but we did not feel unsafe. A good place to walk around.Written 7 April 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We went with Roberto Alercon. He is simply amazing. He set us up with Captain Felix. We released sea turtles then had margaritas! We then had a tour of the lagoon with Captain Felix. It is a lovely, peaceful place. There were many birds to see and the water lilies were lovely. We jumped in the water and picked a water lily bouquet! We were also given water lily necklaces to wear. Captain Felix’s assistant collected the famous mud and we were given mud facials. The mud is said to take 10-15 years off. Sadly, I cannot verify this, but it was still really fun! We then ate lunch at a lovely restaurant on the beach that had wonderful fresh seafood. It was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend this tour with Roberto Alercon!!!Written 12 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- For 100 pesos per peson you can get there from caleta beach. We hust did the boat ride since we dont enjoy crowdsWritten 25 July 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Acapulco owns a very rich history and we were very happy to discover it by visiting that fortress and its museum. About 10 rooms are dedicated to different ages and aspects of what was the most important port in New Spain. We went 3 times as we wanted to read and learn the most possible!Written 3 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- one of the best trips I have made with my family we are together and we are the best
being in the sea with them listening to the waves and feeling the sun was a super nice experience thanks for this moment.Written 26 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- An unusual piece of art for Diego and not far from the cliff diving. You can walk there but probably take a cab if you don't know the streets.Written 8 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Great park for kids. There is a water park, a small zoo some small carnival rides.There is a large waling/running track around the whole park that many people use. They have food stalls. The sometimes have a special event. Used by the locals a lot.Written 9 June 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The area itself is primarily a poor fishing village in the shadow of Acapulco, surrounded by private real estate. I stayed in a condo overlooking the bay and the views were incredible. That said, beyond the gorgeous horizon, Puerto Marques doesn’t offer much to the typical tourist.
I walked down from the private drive into town itself. Locals certainly gave me some looks and overall I didn’t feel very safe. Down the streets there were vendors, typical of anywhere in Mexico, and along every restaurant someone was shoving a menu in my face trying to get me to take a seat.
Most of the restaurants here are shacks and look quite unclean, however, I saw a lot of people recommending La Sirena so I decided to stop in. The waiter, Hector, was extremely nice and accommodating. He spoke English as well although I was content to communicate in Spanish. The mojarra was fresh and extremely tasty - highly recommended. I sat on the beach and watched the sunset, it was overall pretty relaxing.
As a tourist I’d recommend not going anywhere alone during non-peak hours. From what I’ve heard and seen, theft and overall crime is quite high here, so always be on guard. For this reason, I only went out once during my overnight stay, as well as avoided the beach. The closest public beach, Majahua, was extremely dirty and occupied mostly by locals - so I didn’t feel like I fit in at all.
I spend the next day of my 2-night stay mostly in the touristy parts of Acapulco, which was a better experience for me personally.
Overall, the seafood is amazing here (at the restaurant and at my condo) but Puerto Marques mostly caters to the local populace. Unless you are taking a banana boat or in a nice hotel along the coast, not much to do outside of eating and viewing the lovely sights of the bay. I wouldn’t return.Written 15 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I have come here on several occasions, since I was 6 or 7 years old. It was changed from Cici to El Rollo, but it still is very much the same. I booked the swimming with the dolphins, and I'm glad I did. I was able to swim with dolphins and everyone was helpful and pleasant. The park itself does not allow people to swim if they are in t-shirts, but I suppose that's fair. My only real complaint is the insane amounts of bees and wasps. They like to follow you around if you have a sweet drink. Other than that, it was a very pleasant time, and I would come again.Written 6 March 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We were not exactly in this part of the beach but closer to the Quinta Real area, it was beautiful and quiet. Rented boogie boards for a little surfing.
We did not eat at the places there, enjoyed the beach.Written 9 February 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Acapulco
- The best day trips from Acapulco according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Lately Opened ARCHAEOLOGICAL Tehuacalco Site 60 Minutes From Acapulco W/Lunch
- Coyuca Town Tour and Baby Turtle Release
- Coyuca Lagoon Tour in Acapulco
- Acapulco Historical Full-Day Tour With Fort of San Diego & Divers Show 6 Hrs
- Tehuacalco Ceremonial Center And Archeological Site
- The most popular things to do in Acapulco with children according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace)
- Punta Diamante
- La Quebrada
- Museo Histórico de Acapulco Fuerte de San Diego
- High Cliff Divers by Night with Dinner