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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.

David Anicetti is an American citizen that has lived most of the past 2 decades all around Latin America and he travels around the region often with his family. He is fluent in Spanish and has written for magazines, websites, tourist commissions, and for editorials for all eight of the publications in Latin America.
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