10 Exhilarating Things to Do in Acapulco!

10 Things to Do in Acapulco!

Welcome to Acapulco, a destination that promises thrilling adventures, stunning natural beauty, and a vibrant atmosphere. It is called the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ for a reason. Party in the Golden Zone, relax on the beach, or experience adrenaline-pumping water sports. We’re bringing the 10 things to do in Acapulco, so you know exactly what to do on your vacation. Acapulco is truly an unforgettable destination, so let’s dive all in and see what all you can do here.  

But before that, here’s a fun fact. Did you know Elvis filmed Fun in Acapulco? And it was also the honeymoon destination for John. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline. Some trivia about Acapulco you didn’t know you needed. 

1. Why Not Cliff Dive at La Quebrada?

Do you have a thing for adventure sports? Jumping out of planes or off cliffs? If so, then prepare to have your heart racing as you witness the daring cliff divers at La Quebrada. Marvel at their bravery as they leap from towering cliffs (35 meters high) into the narrow gorge below, all while the waves crash against the rocks. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you watch these skilled divers perform breathtaking acrobatics. It’s a spectacle that will leave you in awe of their courage and skill. You can book a show for whatever time suits you, although I would recommend going for this during the day. It’s a wonderful (and kinda) scary sight! 

If you’re scared of heights, I’d suggest you sit this one out. 

1. Why Not Cliff Dive at La Quebrada?

2. Explore Isla Roqueta

Hop on a glass-bottom boat and sail away to Isla Roqueta, a picturesque island just off the coast of Acapulco. It is 30 minutes drive away, and can easily be explored in a day. This is where you can snorkel with the marine life in its crystal clear waters. Plus go explore hidden coves, relax on sandy beaches, and soak up the tropical ambiance. Up for a hike? No problem. Go hike to the lighthouse for panoramic views of the coastline. Isla Roqueta is a slice of paradise waiting to be explored.

3. Soothe Your Senses at the Tres Palos Lagoon

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and find tranquility at the fresh-water Tres Palos Lagoon. Go on a boat tour through its serene waters, surrounded by mangroves and abundant birdlife. Keep your eyes peeled for egrets, herons, and even crocodiles. Feel the gentle breeze on your face as you navigate through this hidden oasis, a haven of peace and natural beauty. You will come back refreshed and rejuvenated. 

3. Soothe Your Senses at the Tres Palos Lagoon

4. Taste the Local Flavors at Mercado Municipal

Any trip to a new city is incomplete if you don’t experience the food. It is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local culture. In Acapulco, you must visit Mercado Municipal. Wander through the bustling market and let your senses guide you to the stalls offering authentic Mexican cuisine.

4. Taste the Local Flavors at Mercado Municipal

Try mouthwatering tacos, freshly squeezed juices, and local delicacies like ceviche. You will find home-baked goods here too. A chat with the friendly vendors will teach you about their traditional ingredients, and flavors that make Acapulco’s cuisine so special.

5. Marvel at the San Diego Fort

Step back in time and explore the historic San Diego Fort, a testament to Acapulco’s rich heritage. This was built by the Spanish Empire to protect Acapulco from the pirates. And today you can wander through its well-preserved walls and discover fascinating exhibits that tell the story of the city’s colonial past. Climb to the top of the fort for stunning views of Acapulco Bay. Just imagine the great battles and conquests that took place centuries ago, and you’re standing in the same spot. It’s a journey through history that will transport you to a different era.

6. Enjoy a Sunset Cruise

I have a thing for sunsets! There I said it. Set sail on a romantic sunset cruise along Acapulco Bay and let the colors of the sky mesmerize you. Feel the gentle sway of the boat as you sip on a refreshing cocktail and take in the breathtaking views of the coastline (if you get sea sick you might want to take a prescribed med for nausea, but you can’t miss an Acapulco sunset). Capture the golden hues of the sunset as it paints the horizon, creating a magical ambiance.

7. Go Snorkeling in Roqueta Beach

Yes there are multiple places to go snorkeling in Acapulco, and you must experience them all. There’s just something magical about swimming with marine life. Discover the underwater wonders of Roqueta Beach as you snorkel there. Vibrant coral reefs, tropical fish, and fascinating marine creatures are just waiting for you. Rent snorkeling gear or join a guided tour to explore the best spots. 

8. Ride the Waves with Surfing Lessons

Yet another fun activity for you. Acapulco is the best place to catch some waves with surfing lessons in Acapulco. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a beginner looking to try something new, the city offers excellent surf spots for all levels. Feel the thrill as you ride the waves and experience the power of the ocean firsthand. Surfing in Acapulco is an exhilarating adventure that will leave you feeling invigorated and accomplished. 10/10 would recommend. 

9. Explore the Magical Town of Taxco

Embark on a day trip to the charming town of Taxco a pueblo mágico, located just a short distance from Acapulco. It is about 3+ hours away from Acapulco, but so worth it! Walk through its cobblestone streets and explore colonial buildings and silver shops. Taxco is famous for its silver jewelry, so you have to pick up a piece or two for yourself. Visit the iconic Santa Prisca Church with its stunning baroque architecture. 

10. Dance the Night Away in Acapulco’s Nightclubs

And last but certainly not the least, you cannot leave this city without experiencing the nightlife! Acapulco has some of the best nightclubs. Dance to Latin music as you mingle with locals and fellow travelers. From salsa and merengue to electronic beats, Acapulco’s nightlife scene offers something for every music lover. Surely, dancing under the stars means you’re creating memories for a lifetime! 

Acapulco is the perfect getaway for you if you want to party like there’s no tomorrow and relax like there’s no tomorrow. Experience the best of both worlds here. So get ready, Acapulco is waiting for you! 

Letisha Jaramillo
Letisha Jaramillo

Hey there, I'm Letisha Jaramillo, a Mexican blogger who loves to share my experiences and insights about lifestyle, travel, and resources. Through my blog, Road To The Unknown, I offer helpful tips and advice to inspire fellow travelers and adventure-seekers. Join me on this exciting journey and let's discover the unknown together!

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