La Quebrada is perhaps Acapulco's most iconic
attraction, a place that has come to symbolize the city itself. Every day
at 1pm, young men dive from La Quebrada's perilous and jagged cliffs, timing
their jump to coincide with the incoming waves that cushion their impact
and protect them from landing in the shallows. Come evening, more diving
Parque Aquatico Cici
The Cici Aquatic park is Acapulco's
resident theme park, designed for both fun and learning. There's a wave
pool you can swim in, two water slides, dolphin and seal shows, diving
shows, bird shows, a large aquarium, and a private beach club where you
can relax and eat.
Museo Historico de Acapulco
Acapulco's History Museum is located
in the Fuerta de San Diego, which the Spanish built in the 18th Century
to ward off all the pirates who were drawn to the galleons. The fort sits
on a hill above the harbor, and is an attraction in itself. The museum
is managed by the Anthropology Museum of Mexico City, and it features educational
exhibits about the history of Mexico prior to independence in 1821. There
is a wonderful collection of artifacts that were traded between and
This is one of the best municipal
parks in Mexico, a downtown garden area totaling 52 acres and filled
with exotic birds. Inside the park is a life-size model of a Spanish
galleon, a racetrack with Can Am cars, a replica of the Space Shuttle
Columbia, a lagoon with bumper boats, a botanical garden, and various
Laguna de Coyuca
A popular center for water sports such fishing, sailing and waterskiing, the
Laguna de Coyuca is freshwater lagoon that also serves as an important bird
sanctuary. The lagoon is 28 square miles in all, and its natural beauty is
set off by water hyacinths, coconut palms, and a variety of tropical trees
and flowering plants. It is located just beyond Pie de La Cuesta.
Acapulco offers every water sport imagineable.
Through hotels, you can usually arrange for whatever activity you wish:
deep sea fishing, sailing, surfing, parasailing, water and jet skiing,
snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing.
Although Acapulco is best known for activities associated with the sea and
sand, there are plenty of fun activities on land as well. There are three golf
courses in town as well as gynasiums you can use for a small daily fee. Tennis
courts are plentiful. Horseback riding on the beaches is a popular and romantic
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