Things to do in Acapulco

Our most recommended things to do in Acapulco

.Baby Turtle Release, Lagoon Boat Ride, and Crocodile Farm

1. .Baby Turtle Release, Lagoon Boat Ride, and Crocodile Farm

The lagoon is approximately 45 minutes from your hotel. Before getting there, the tour will make a stop at a Sea Turtle Conservation Camp where, after being explained about their mission to preserve this endangered species, you will proceed to an area inhabited by liberated baby turtles. On arrival at the lagoon, you will board a typical motorboat for a cruise of no less than one hour through the lagoon. This sanctuary is home to many species of exotic birds. You will see mangrove tunnels, virgin lagoons and a natural garden of wild flowers during the cruise. This is a rare opportunity to explore this type of tropical nature preserve. Begin your tour admiring the mango trees, the coconut and palm groves as well as the delicate water hyacinths floating along the shores. There is a bird sanctuary that is home to grey and white herons, pelicans, marabous, storks and more. After the lagoon ride, it's lunchtime where you'll savor the internationally renowned "Pescado a la Talla", Charcoal Chicken or Mexican Cuisine, (the Pescado a la Talla has become a must for the Mexican tourists in Acapulco). After lunch you can walk along the lagoon side, or go to the ocean beach within walking distance. Finally, enjoy a visit to a newly opened crocodile farm.

*4 or 6Hrs. Shore Excursion With Cruise Ship Terminal PickUp

2. *4 or 6Hrs. Shore Excursion With Cruise Ship Terminal PickUp

Choose from a shared or private day of exploring Acapulco. Your friendly English-speaking guide will drive you along the Costera, passing by the Chapel of Peace located on the east coast of Acapulco and in the middle of the most exclusive and wealthy residential area of the city. After 30 minutes, the tour will continue to Costa Azul, a typical middle-class neighborhood in Acapulco. The tour will continue in the downtown and La Quebrada areas, where you will see the high cliff diving exhibition. After this, visit a silver shop nearby where you can enjoy piña coladas, margaritas, beers or sodas. Later, the tour will make one more stop for pictures at the Casa Blanca Hotel. You will then visit the mural of the famous Mexican painter, Diego Rivera. The tour will end at the cruise pier where you will be dropped off.

Acapulco: Acarey Yacht Cruise with Party

3. Acapulco: Acarey Yacht Cruise with Party

Experience the beautiful bay of Acapulco from the water aboard a luxury catamaran. Climb aboard the Acarey, with capacity for up to 450 people and make use of all the amenities you need for an unforgettable time at sea. Grab a drink at the open bar and enjoy live music entertainment and tropical fun contests. Watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean as you cruise along the coast. Benefit from the services of a guide who will point out the homes of celebrities and other interesting places in the bay.

Acapulco: Kayaking Tour to Islet El Morro

4. Acapulco: Kayaking Tour to Islet El Morro

Your adventure will begin after you register, at which point you can prepare to enter the water. You will be equipped with a paddle, water shoes, gloves, a helmet and a vest according to your size. Before entering the water, one of your instructors will provide you with safety instructions, before teaching you how to best board your kayak and how to use your paddle to advance through the water. Once in the water your instructor will accompany you to ensure your safety on your adventure at all times, taking you to paddle around the Islote el Morro, and assisting you to anchor to climb and explore it. Once you get to the Islet, you will go up the path to the cave, and if the tide and your adventurous spirit allow it, you can enter the cave to explore. After leaving the cave, you will go up to the upper platform, from where you can observe in all its splendor what has been named the most beautiful bay in the world.

.6Hr Tour Diving Show Baby Turtle Release & All Attractions

5. .6Hr Tour Diving Show Baby Turtle Release & All Attractions

Kindly contact your friendly supplier for pick up details of your tour option. When on a Cruise your friendly guide will be waiting for you right after the last security gate before you reach the street and next to the police station. Once on-board, head to a beautiful beach located about 30 minutes from the pier where you will have the opportunity to learn all the important facts about liberating a baby turtle into the Pacific Ocean. When staying in a Hotel you guide will look for you at the lobby of your resort, Air B&B property or Condominium. Kindly contact your local supplier to define exact time and place of pickup Then, your tour will head to the Chapel of Peace perched atop the pricey Las Brisas Hotel with the most exquisite view to the Bay of Acapulco. On your way, you will have the opportunity to admire the exclusive residential area in town. Afterwards, you will be driven along the main avenue to see the housing areas of the middle and poor classes and to make one more stop in the north of the city of Acapulco. Afterwards, your tour will head to the city market, the source of vegetables, fruits, beef, chicken and pork, as your guide explains and elaborates all there is to know about the fantastic market. Afterwards, your trip will head to "La Quebrada" to see the diving exhibition (included). You will also make another stop for pictures on the west coast of the city and then drive right next to the mural of Diego Rivera, one of the most remarkable plastic artists of Mexico. Finally, the tour will go to La Cabaña Restaurant (if option selected), where you will have time for lunch (not included) before being driven back to the departure point.

Acapulco Bay Sunset Cruise

6. Acapulco Bay Sunset Cruise

Embark on a beautiful sunset cruise featuring famous Acapulco Bay. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we sail along the coast past beautiful movie star homes and lush tropical beaches. Relax to the tune of live tropical music and open bar as you enjoy a perfect Pacific sunset. It´s a truly unforgettable way to experience Acapulco!

Acapulco: 2.5-Hour Acarey Yacht Cruise

7. Acapulco: 2.5-Hour Acarey Yacht Cruise

Experience the beauty of Acapulco Bay and see the celebrity houses from the comfort of the "Acarey" yacht. Spend the afternoon admiring the spectacular views before the magical sunset. Cruise out into the bay to see sights such as La Roqueta Island. Alternatively, opt for an evening cruise to experience the bay by moonlight. Look at the moon, the stars and the ocean as the DJ serenades you. Sip tropical cocktails and live the high life for the night as you sail past the homes of the rich and famous. Relax with your friends and family aboard a vessel equipped with all necessary amenities.

*Private 4-Hour Roqueta Island Snorkeling with Lunch

8. *Private 4-Hour Roqueta Island Snorkeling with Lunch

After being conveniently picked up from your hotel, hop onto a van for a 30-minute ride across Acapulco Bay to the meeting place. Snorkel above rocky coves for a look at the island's vibrant marine life and lounge on the sands of a centrally located beach where you can also spend some time enjoying sweeping views of the expansive Pacific and the Bay of Acapulco of Acapulco. Explore the beautiful waters of the bay of Acapulco on this 4-hour tour to a beautiful Beach of Acapulco Bay. You can relax on the lovely sand beaches and enjoy snorkeling in the pristine waters teeming with colorful marine life. Backed by heaps of local knowledge and years of experience this is a unique tour that can guarantee to satisfy all levels of snorkeling fun from beginners to experts. Snorkeling is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the environment in Acapulco. It is very easy to learn and it ensures great fun in the Bay of Acapulco. It is ideal for exercise and quality time with friends and family. Come and learn with locals who know the area.

.Beach Horse Riding Turtle Release Crocodile Farm Experience

9. .Beach Horse Riding Turtle Release Crocodile Farm Experience

After a pick-up from your hotel or port, board your vehicle for a 45 minute to one hour drive to your horseback riding adventure outside of Acapulco and a baby turtle release session. Once on board, visit the Vallarino Turtle Camp, where you'll learn all about their mission in the camp which strives for the conservation and well-being of the sea turtles. You will then help release turtles into the ocean and then continue the tour to an Afro-Mexican Village that we will use as a base of operations to in time when it suits you well go horseback riding along a paradise-like deserted beach. The ride will be suitable for every level and you will receive a safety briefing and basic instructions. Then, set out on the trail through the jungle surroundings, passing coconut palms and other native plant and animal life along your journey. Ride for about 1 hour along the beach before returning to the base. Finally, visit a crocodile farm to learn all there is to know about these prehistoric reptiles. During the tour you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities so keep your eyes peeled for the perfect shot of the Pacific Ocean. Your tour will end with a drop‐off at your hotel or cruise ship.

*Private or Group 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

10. *Private or Group 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Acapulco Bay or the Diamond hotel zone, and then travel by air-conditioned van to see what the city has to offer. (please verify different options) Start with a visit to the popular Chapel of Peace, and then venture into the residential area of Las Brisas. Continue along the city's main avenue for commercial activity and get the chance to stop and shop in some of the stores. Benefit from some complimentary beverages, such as margaritas, piñas coladas and sodas. Visit a diving exhibition at 13:00, and then take a look at a famous mosaic mural by the prominent Mexican painter, Diego Rivera, known for his large frescoes that helped establish the Mexican mural movement in Mexican art. Lastly, get 3 separate stops to enjoy incredible views of the city from different perspectives. Kindly please contact your local supplier for pickup logistics.

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What people are saying about Acapulco

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 165 reviews

What fun! We were greeted at our hotel by a punctual, friendly guide named Javier. We told jokes and laughed along the drive to the peir. The Bonanza is a wonderful way to see the many beautiful sites of Acapulco. The crew would alternate from narration in English & Spanish for about ten minutes, then twenty minutes of live music. The waters were calm and there was plenty of dancing. My only complaint would be the lack of cerveza choice. There is only one choice and it isn’t great. But there are other options, so it wouldn’t justify a bad review. After the cruise, Javier welcomed us at the pier with a warm smile and a wave. He even turned up the music for us in his van as the women in my group requested. I highly recommend this tour!

Such a wonderful experience! Our guide was punctual and knowledgeable. The horses were very gentle. The turtles were heart warming. The crocodiles were amazing! The lunch at Caleta beach was fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour!

The tour/driver guides were the best and entertained us on the drive to and from the dive show. The dive show was amazing and the dinner was the best of our trip. This is a must do for Acapulco.

Had a great time. Our guides were knowledgeable and fun. Rudy and Santiago went the extra mile to ensure a fun trip

A very relaxed tour to interesting places proper Mexico.