Acapulco Culture & history

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.Acapulco History Tour & Cliff Divers Show with Lunch

1. .Acapulco History Tour & Cliff Divers Show with Lunch

Your friendly and knowledgeable private tour guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel or port and your journey through the history of Acapulco will start. First stop is San Diego Fortress, which bears witness to the history of the city. Each of the chambers tells the story of different episodes of Mexico´s history, since the first civilizations that settled in the area, the battles with the corsairs, the glamorous days of La Nao de China, the evangelization of natives, the battle for independence and revolution. All of these Mexican history chapters are located in one monumental fortress.  Acapulco embraced prominent personalities who made the city their own home such as Johnny Weismuller, the actor who played Tarzan and owned a property located at the highest cliff in Acapulco. Eventually this place became Los Flamingos Hotel but still keeps its history and fame as the house of Tarzan. You will get to see this building during your tour with a hall of fame to visit and lovely point in the history of Acapulco. These days, Acapulco is probably most famous for its cliff divers at La Quebrada. These brave men risk to their lives to offer you an incredible performance.You'll also enjoy this wonderful show before returning to your hotel.

Historic and Cultural Tour of the Best of Acapulco

2. Historic and Cultural Tour of the Best of Acapulco

Take this cultural sightseeing tour of Acapulco and you will soon see why the vibrant Mexican city has come to represent the union of continents, cultures and people. In the company of bilingual guides, you will travel in comfort in fully-equipped vehicles with large-view windows. Your 4-hour tour begins with a visit to the magnificent Chapel of Peace, originally constructed to crown the heights of Acapulco with a deep spiritual message. Built by architect Gabriel Chavez de la Mora, it is dominated by an enormous cross that can be seen throughout the city. The religious site is a magnet for people of many faiths, who come together to celebrate their shared devotion to God. You will then head to the imposing Fort of San Diego in the Port of Acapulco. Home to the Historic Museum of Acapulco, it consists of 13 permanent exhibits, as well as temporary exhibition space. There will be time to stroll through the grounds and to enjoy some refreshing drinks before you continue your journey. You will pass by the home of Dolores Olmedo, a generous patron of the arts and culture in Mexico, and friend of the artist Diego Rivera. It was at her home that Rivera completed his last work before his death from cancer in November 1957. The tour ends at the legendary Flamingos Hotel, famous for its movie star guests, such as Johnny Weismuller, John Wayne and Cary Grant. They found refuge from their fast-paced Hollywood lives in the hotel’s clifftop location, and you will get to enjoy spectacular ocean views from their former hideaway. The tour allows time for some souvenir shopping, and will pick you up and drop you off at selected Acapulco hotels on request.

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San Diego Fort Municipal Market Visit and Cliff Divers Historical Tour

The Mercado Municipal was really an eye-opener, I had never been in a Mexican market before, and it was fascinating. There was so much to see— fresh produce and live roosters, gorgeous flowers. The one I enjoyed the best though was the witch doctor office with a lot of hard to describe products, which were a combination of herbal remedies and Santeria-type spells and prayers to saints. One of these stalls had a cage full of large live bugs, whose purpose I preferred not to ask about. The museum. One of my favorite places for absorbing Mexican history 'live and in person'. Among many other historic currents, it beautifully presents the history of the Nao de China or Manila Galleon, the ship that made a yearly trip between Acapulco and Manila, starting very early during the viceregal period. This site is SO worth a visit; I have honestly never seen anyone get bored here. Rogelio (Roger Dodger) was extremely courteous, knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend this tour.

Great Historical Tour, Diving show & Municipal Market Visit

The tour was exactly as I expected it to be. Santiago one of my guides was a wealth of information about this fortress built during the XVII century. Our visit to the Acapulco Market was fantastic as well; that was my favorite part of the tour. Roger our driver brought us later to visit the city market, We get to see the authentic Mexico in there, not to mention the Diving exhibition was fantastic... All in all a highly recommended activity.

Our guide was punctual, friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately due to Covid, we had to skip the Fort. But I don’t think any of my group noticed. It was a great experience and a wonderful time was had by all. Highly recommend!!

Great day out with Jesus, a lovely mature man that has lived and breathes Acapulco. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Acapulco and use Get Your Guide. It's so much better having a personalized tour

Great guides very helpful loving their work and country. Thank you.

Great guides very helpful loving their work and country. Thank you.