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The Three Best Activities to Enjoy in Acapulco

by davidanicetti on February 24, 2012

Acapulco BeachPhoto Taken By Mark Tyra

Acapulco is one of Mexico’s most beautiful and exciting cities. For many years, the city has had one of the most bustling nightlife’s anywhere in the country. Few destinations rival its beaches and its water sports can tire out even the most active tourists.

Add that to gourmet restaurants, first-rate hotels and the sheer beauty of Acapulco Bay and you have a recipe for an excellent vacation.

While in Acapulco, you may wish there were more hours in the day so you could enjoy everything there is on offer here. However, since that is impossible you need to decide on what activities are best for you.

The three best activities to see or do in Acapulco are go fishing, watch cliff divers and enjoy a day at the beach.

Sail fishing

Fishing in general is outstanding in Acapulco but sail fishing in Acapulco is legendary. It is news if a chartered fishing boat returns without a catch. Charters will take you out to enjoy the fighting ability of the sailfish, which spend as much time out of the water fighting as they do in it.

Sailfish on the Pacific are one and a half to two times as large as in the Atlantic, image hooking a 10-footer than weighs over 200 pounds.

The World Famous Acapulco Cliff Divers

Acapulco Cliff Divers
Photo Taken By Andrew in Durham

Everyone will tell you that when you visit Acapulco you must go watch the Cliff divers. The best divers are the ones from La Quebrada.

You can see these fearless divers and enjoy a great meal with gourmet food and a fully stocked bar at La Perla restaurant that overlooks the cliffs and water below.

It gives you a great prospective of the risk these divers take. The divers first climb more than 90 feet (30 meters) to the cliff tops.

They then kneel and pray in front of an altar of the Virgin of Guadeloupe.  Finally, they dive from the cliff at the precise second the tide approaches bringing in water to fill the inlet.

Acapulco’s Beaches

Going to the Beach Acapulco possesses some of the most beautiful golden sand beaches in all of Mexico. With all the other beach destinations available throughout the country, Acapulco still rates as one of the best in all of Mexico. The majority of beaches are found within Acapulco Bay and can be accessed via La Costera, the main boulevard that runs parallel to the water.

However, there are many others only 10 to 15 minutes by taxi outside of town. The majority of beaches offer a myriad of water sports. You can rent wave runners; go parasailing; rent snorkel equipment; or go out on a glass bottom boat.

Beaches that attract the most visitors include Playa Condesa, Playa Revolcadero, Playa Caleta, Pie de la Cuesta, Playa Marin and Roqueta and many others.

These are only three activities you can enjoy in this lovely city on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Ask your concierge for a list of other activities so you can make the most of your visit to Mexico.


Getting the most out of Acapulco Watersports

by David Clough on July 30, 2011

Acapulco ShorelineImage by Juan Pedro Diez

Acapulco is located at the perfect beach location, on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The region is a highly popular destination for tourists from all around the world, and Acapulco itself has long been hailed as one of Mexico’s liveliest resort towns. The town itself boasts a great range of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, but for many people, the real draw is the fantastic stretch of coastline. While beaches in Acapulco are famous for their fine golden sands and warm waters, one of the largest draws to the area has to be the exciting range of Acapulco water sports .

Aquatic Things to do In Acapulco

Visitors to Acapulco can engage in a diverse range of exciting activities, including snorkeling and scuba diving, jet boat riding, wind surfing, sports fishing or jet skiing in Acapulco. With many facilities aimed at children as well, water sports in Acapulco can make for a great family holiday in Mexico. There are also exciting opportunities for para sailing, a sport invented right here in Acapulco!

The Acapulco Diving Scene is World Class!

There are plenty of opportunities to go diving in Acapulco. The area boasts some beautiful coral reefs, subterranean caverns, sinkholes and of course, the colorful Acapulco Marine Life. A number of courses and schools can be found around Acapulco, which offer equipment hire as well as lessons taking you through from absolute novice level to coaching for more experienced divers. Diving tours in Acapulco offer visitors the chance to explore aquatic wonders such as sunken ships, sea-mountains and intricate coral formations. Depending on the season, you’ll be likely to encounter weird and wonderful marine life including sea horses, turtles, sharks and sea snakes.

Acapulco Fishing BoatImage by Janice Waltzer

With such abundant marine life in Acapulco, it’s no surprise that sport fishing is such a popular attraction. There are plenty of companies that will hire out fishing boats for a day or even a week! The warm Pacific waters at Acapulco attract a great range of big game fish, such as sailfish, marlin and dorado. If you’re interested in sea fishing, then a vacation to Acapulco is one of the best destinations for you in Mexico.

Jet Skis, Bay Activities, and Marine Acapulco Tours

For those looking for a high-octane Mexican vacation, there’s a great range of motor-powered water sports on offer in Acapulco. You can ride a shotover jet boat down the Papagayo River at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, or try water skiing across the Coyuca lagoon. There’s a number of good spots for windsurfing in Acapulco, or for a breath-taking view of the whole bay, take to the air as you para sail above the Pacific ocean!

So, if you’re looking for fun-packed activities in Mexico, then check out the Acapulco water sports scene. From ruined ships at the depths of the ocean, to the dramatic view as your soar above Acapulco by para sail; the options are endless, and in Acapulco, not even the sky is the limit.


Best Activities In Acapulco for Kids

February 16, 2011

Acapulco is a great vacation destination if your children are going to join you. Apart from the beaches and the normal beach related activitiesthere are many attractions to keep the younger set busy. Water Parks and Amusement Centers CiCi, located on Av. Costera M. Alemán, at Playa Icocas, is a water park featuring water slides, […]

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