A major port on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, the name Acapulco is derived from Nahuatl, a local indigenous language and means, 'at the big reeds.' Today, the location's natural beauty is balanced with modern luxuries and pulsating bars. Acapulco is idyllically set against the beautiful backdrop of Acapulco Bay, with its deep blue colour by day and the sparkle of the city lights reflecting at night.

The cruise terminal for Mexican cruises is located in the downtown area across from the Zocalo, the central square.

Sights to See

Explore the historic legacy with a stroll through the old town, taking in the San Diego Fort, the Zócalo and the Nuestra Senora de la Soledad Church. Alternatively, visit the Mágico Mundo Marino or Magic Marine World, a cross between an aquarium and water park, to watch the sea lions perform on cue. Included in a glass-bottomed boat tour or a short water taxi ride, Isla de la Roqueta is a rugged island just off the coast that offers a break from the crowds of the mainland.

What's for Lunch

For quality organic, vegetarian food with a Euro slant, enjoy the delights on offer at 100% Natural.

If you see only one thing...

Don't try this at home, but the sheer audacity of the La Quebrada Cliff Divers should be applauded as they plunge 35 metres into water averaging a depth of only 12 feet.

Local speak

A visit to Acapulco will have you saying on your departure, hasta pronto.


We think you probably don't need a souvenir sombrero, so maybe you could check out the Artisans' Mall.