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Sightseeing in Acapulco - what to see. Complete travel guide

Acapulco became a popular resort in the sixties of the 20th century. This place is traditionally loved by celebrities and Hollywood directors often use the city as an ideal shooting area. Magnificent glass skyscrapers, huge parks and picturesque bays, largest selection of cultural and entertainment facilities – all these aspects make Acapulco one of the most visited resorts in the world.
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When it comes to having fun, we simply must mention wide selection of beach zones. If you search for a classic beach, then take a look at Caletilla beach, which ideally suits family rest purposes as sea here is very calm. If you seek solitude, then the best choice for you will be La Roqueta Island. You can reach it on a small boat with glass bottom. The road to the island is a wonderful trip itself, and fantastic nature and cozy silent beaches will help to relax and forget about the fuzz of the big city. Hornos and Tamarindos beaches are considered the most picturesque beaches of Acapulco. Sportsmen and fans of active rest will find the best in Puerto Marques beach, which is equipped with multiple sports areas, entertainment centers for kids, sports inventory rent spots and even a diving school.
Travelers, who enjoy going to excursions, will also find much interesting in Acapulco. Here there are many museums and numerous historical and architectural sights. Municipal Square Zocalo is often called the historical heart of Acapulco. Here you will also find De la Soledad cathedral. In this historical part of the city you can also find Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, many buildings created in colonial times, visit Mezcala museum of Arts and walk through magnificent parks and gardens. Don’t miss to visit San Diego fortress that was built in the beginning of the 17th century. Today the fortress is turned into a museum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
At the heart of the city is a beautiful cathedral, also known to many tourists under the unofficial name of the Cathedral of the Lady of Solitude. It is a prime example of the Art Nouveau style, in this ancient cathedral many pristine architectural elements have been preserved. Same as many years ago, today its visitors can admire the beautiful stained-glass windows, and yet graceful sculptures. During construction of the cathedral, the gilt and paint of saturated blue, distinguishing this cathedral from any other. 
For those who prefer long walks, it is necessary to go to the ruins of an ancient castle Chapel of Peace. It is situated on top of a hill, which offers a great panoramic view of the surroundings. Near the ruins of the castle is a 42-meter cross - another historical object, dedicated to leaving sailors. 
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Among the natural attractions of Acapulco is the natural reserve of Papagayo, that was founded back in the 40s of previous century. Today this park is reformed into an interesting tourist centre, and there you can not only observe several bird populations, but also a beautiful artificial lake. This park is very popular among those travelling with families, there is a wonderful water park, and even an astronomical playground, a visit to which promises to be an informative event. 
Acapulco The most unusual cultural institution is easily the Masks Museum. This museum contains a very interesting collection of theatrical masks, with some items dating more than 500 years back. There are masks, owned by local nobles who were slaveholders, literally every one of the exhibits has its own unique story. An interesting gift shop is open for visitors of the museum, where you can buy replicas of those famous masks. 
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Many tourists are attracted to the bay of La Quebrada. Here you can watch extreme athletes from the local community jump off a 34 meters high cliff. The coast here is very dangerous and completely covered with sharp rocks, so these jumps are always a huge threat to life.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Acapulco and surroundings

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Shopping streets in Acapulco
♥   Shopping area ' Pichilingue' Acapulco, 8.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Marqués Port' Acapulco, 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Acapulco Diamante' Acapulco, 10.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Acapulco
♥   National Park 'El Veladero' , 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Mexico: things to see

Continue your acquaintance with historic heritage of Mexico by visiting the magnificent city of Teotihuacan. The temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Palace of Jaguars, Quetzal Butterfly Palace, the Temple of the Feathered Serpent and Plaza de la Luna are just a few architectural complexes from the long list of local sights. Travellers, who want to enjoy magnificent nature, should visit one of local national parks. Xel-Ha Park remains the most visited one. The park features a naturally made aquarium that appeared in one of local caves. Travellers will find exotic fish and rare plants in this beautiful place. … Open
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