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, water toboggans, dolphin encounters, seal shows a wave pool and Sky Coaster, a ride that will leave youngsters and grownups alike screaming.
Mundo Marino is an aquarium and fun center, located in between the little beaches known as Playa Caleta and Playa Caletilla and features indoor and outdoor marine exhibits, water slides, water sports, restaurants and gift shops.
Parque Papagayo, is a huge park located on The Costera, across from Playa Hornos. The park is filled with carnival rides, go-karts, roller skating rinks, skateboard courses and many other attractions.
The two major malls both have many diversions, such a video game rooms, for the younger set, so that the parents can shop while the kids amuse themselves.
Fuerte de San Diego
Several blocks south of the zócalo is the Fuerte de San Diego, a fort built in the 18th century to protect the city against pirate attacks. The fort is very well preserved and houses a museum with some interesting displays pertaining to Mexico’s history. This is another, easy to get to, attraction that is very enjoyable to the younger set.
There is also a small zoo out on Isla Roqueta that the kids might enjoy. Take one of the many glass bottom boat trips that go to the island. Most of these boats also stop at the sunken statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe, on the way to the island.
Have you been Acapulco? What did your kids enjoy?