Zocalo Tours

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The heart of any Spanish Colonial city is the central plaza, or Zócalo, and the ancient port town of Acapulco - despite its several modern facelifts - is no exception. The swirl of activity, the live music on weekends, the vendors selling every sort of cheap (and some very nice) souvenirs are all here, mixing and mingling with tourists and locals relaxing in the shade.

Like all central plazas, Acapulco's Zócalo is presided over by a Catholic church, in this case Nuestra Señora de la Soledad. Its unusually domed and stellar interior, bookended by two of the least traditional bell towers you'll find in Mexico, were originally part of a movie set, later redeveloped into a parish church and declared a cathedral (temporarily) in 1959. It is the perfect centerpiece to Acapulco's resort-chic collection of Mediterranean, modernist, and other original buildings.

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Just behind the strip of high rise hotels fronting the main beach is the city itself, centered on Acapulco's Zócalo, more properly called Plaza Juan Álvarez. It is walking distance from anywhere in the city proper, and can be easily reached by Caleta or Base bus plying the Costera; taxis may be more convenient. On holidays, religious or civic, this is the place to be, and you'll often find live music and dance, fireworks, and other festivities geared toward locals going on right here.
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Address: Calle Inependencia and Costera Miguel Alemán, Acapulco, Mexico
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Full-Day Acapulco History Tour With Fort of San Diego and Divers Show

Explore Acapulco with a guide on a full-day tour that includes a diving show. Ride in an air-conditioned van to landmarks including the Fort of San Diego, the Exekatlikalli House (House of Winds), the historic Los Flamingos hotel, and Our Lady of the Solitude Cathedral in the Zocalo (main square). You'll also watch the cliff divers splashing into the ocean and have time for souvenir shopping before returning to your hotel. Includes entrance fees, transportation, guide, drinks, and hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Acapulco Legends, Traditions and Culture Tour

Explore Acapulco’s culture and history on a half-day tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by comfortable private minivan to places like the old Zócalo and Acapulco’s first graveyard. Learn their stories from your personal guide, sample the city’s delicious cuisine at its largest market and a traditional bakery. Then, marvel at the legendary divers who leap 100 feet (30 meters) or more from the cliffs of La Quebrada.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half-Day Acapulco Walking Tour with Fort of San Diego

Get a feel for the history of Acapulco with this walking tour. Take the opportunity to explore the Fort of San Diego with a guide to teach you about the history and artifacts in the museum. Next, walk to the Zócalo and see the domed Cathedral and shops surrounding it.  From there, enjoy a trek up to the cliffs of La Quebrada to see the famous cliff divers before returning home.  
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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