As one of Mexico's most famous tourist destinations, Acapulco boasts an exciting range of sights, bars, and clubs, as well as opportunities to gain insight into the town’s fascinating identity. Here’s what you need to know.
Watching the Quebrada Cliff Divers
Dating back to 1934, the professional La Quebrada Cliff Divers perform a must-see show of daunting dives from dizzying cliff heights to the delight of the onlooking audience. Take in the evening show against a Pacific backdrop, while unwinding with a gourmet meal in a cliffside restaurant or a cocktail in a local bar that offers sweeping views of the spectacle.
For a fresh insight into Acapulco’s culture, opt to rent a car or explore by foot to discover landmarks after dusk, such as the Mural Diego Rivera or the cathedral in the Zócalo de Acapulco. A casual stroll along the main street, La Costera, brings you to the Piedra Alta sea statue, a charming spot to take in evening views of the ocean and the nighttime fishing boats, headed to work.
Bar and Club Crawls
Head further along La Costera to discover Acapulco’s famous clubs and bars. Dance the night away in one of the large nightclubs toward the Las Brisas hillside, known for their DJs and elite service, or visit the bars along the beachfront for live music and Latin dancing. If you’re looking for something more laid-back, the strip is also home to themed pubs with affordable beer and food options.