All info on Acapulco beaches!
A lot to discover on your Acapulco vacation!
Acapulco is famous for its beaches: besides the Acapulco nightlife the beaches are one of the most popular attractions in this Mexican vacation destination.
There are a lot of beaches in and near Acapulco, and the best thing is, they come in a wide variety. In the center of the city you will find the more touristic ones, but when you go to the beaches on the outskirts of the city, it will seem as if you’re in a small Mexican fishing village.
There are 2 types of beaches in Acapulco: the beaches within the protected areas inside Bahia Santa Lucia and Bahia de Puerto Marques, and the beaches in front of the open stretches of the Pacific Ocean.
The beaches inside the bay areas have calmer waters, whereas the beaches along the open stretches of the Pacific Ocean can have stronger waves.
We will give you some information on the best Acapulco beaches, from the more secluded Acapulco beaches stretched northwest of the Acapulco bay along the Pacific coastline to the family beaches where you can stay with your children. Chairs, umbrellas, showers, hammocks and refreshments are available at most locations.
Local families line up rows of chairs towards the approaching Acapulco sunset and even the vendors’ heads turn at sunset. If there are clouds upon the horizon then the sky will appear a magnificent painting filled with vibrant colors and when the weather is perfect, the Pacific ocean turns into a pale gold slab as the sun drops. For a good choice of hotels with discount prices, visit Hotel Reservation in Acapulco for more information. lagoon.
Playa La Angosta is in fact the small cove opening in front of the Pacific Ocean. Playa La Angosta is a small beach near La Quebrada, where you can see the famous cliff-divers.
La Quebrada is a very small beach with towering mountain cliffs. You can find cheap but good restaurants across the street, and chairs and umbrellas for rent on the beach. Fishermen sell their catch of the day on the beaches: fresh camarones! Good transport to the beach by public busses all along Costera Miguel Aleman.
Families will certainly want to explore Magico Mundo Marino (Magic Marine World), between Caleta and Caletilla. Several indoor and outdoor marine life exhibits house alligators, sea lions and turtles.
Across from Caleta Beach is La Roqueta, a secluded island, a peaceful place to sunbathe, snorkel or windsurf. You’ve got to go to this Acapulco beach on your Acapulco vacation!
Playa la condesa is located in one of the most popular tourist districts in the city.
Try one of the excellent seafood restaurants nearby. Playa Revolcadero is a good escape from the busier beaches along the main strip, with a lagoon ideal for waterskiing.
Playa Papagayo is a beach in front of the Bay and the Costera Miguel Aleman roadway. It has all the tourist services offered on many Acapulco beaches: chair and umbrella rentals, beach restaurants, water sports, parasailing etc. In the early hours you can find people searching the beach for shelves, stones and sea animals.
Each Winter in high season, many French Canadians and Europeans visit Acapulco and come to this beach.
It´s truly an international beach! The name Playa papagayo comes from Parque Papagayo (which is also worth a visit, a quiet oasis on a hot day).
Icacos Beach: Playa Icacos is a favorite beach for vacationers and spring breakers. It is situated in front of La Palapa Hotel. Lots of water sports equipment can be rented, of course you will find parasailing here too.
The beach is 3 blocks away from Costera Miguel Aleman.
Playa Barra Vieja is located some 25 miles SE of the center of Acapulco.
The perfect destination for a day trip, you will enjoy it! It’s a very relaxed place to be, with excellent seafood specialties served at the beach restaurants. Choose from the many tours available; horseback rides, ATV rides etc. Most people drive their own or rental car to go to Playa Barra Vieja. Some small hotels here to spend the night.
Playa Pretil is not really a beach. It’s more like one of the most popular stretches of beachfront in Acapulco, lined with big hotels, resorts and condominiums. All the tourist services you would expect: food, beverage, chair and umbrella rental, jet ski’s, banana boat rides, etc. Located one-block back from Costera Miguel Aleman, it’s easy to reach the beach.
Some reminders: use sun protection, and please be careful when swimming or bodysurfing, because the ocean waves are usually dangerous. And not all beaches have saveguards!