La Quebrada Cliff Diver, © Fotolia / Zoe Schumacher
Visit Acapulco – Cliff Divers
The most popular thing to do for those who visit Acapulco is to watch the cliff divers at La Quebrada. The cliffs at La Quebrada are a short cab ride or a 15 minute walks from the cruise terminal. Divers must time their dive with the waves in order to ensure the water is deep enough that they don’t hit bottom. The jumps happen every hour starting at 1pm and they continue after dark as well.
You can pay a few dollars for a viewing balcony or eat at the La Perla restaurant which offers a good view of the divers. Enjoy dinner at La Perla and watch the cliff divers at night.
Acapulco Cliff Divers, © Fotolia / Vilant
Visit Acapulco – Old Town
The Old Town of Acapulco is right beside the cruise terminal. The town square is called the Zocalo or Plaza Alvarez. The Acapulco Cathedral faces the square and the historic City Hall is just behind the Acapulco Cathedral. You can also walk less than 10 minutes from the cruise terminal to visit Fort San Diego too. This Spanish fort was built in the early 1600s to protect the port of Acapulco from English marauders like Sir Francis Drake.
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Visit Acapulco – Beaches
Acapulco Bay is ringed almost continuously by beaches. The beaches are sectioned off by name and include Caleta Beach, Icacos Beach, Condesa Beach, Puerto Marques and Revolcadero Beach. Drive along Avenue Costera Miguel Aleman, which follows the beaches around the bay. The nearby island of La Roqueta is a popular beach where the younger crowds hang out.