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Discover this beautiful coastal destination known as Acapulco. Choose to simply relax on a pretty white-sand beach or explore the city's historical and cultural heritage. With our tips on the best things to do in Acapulco, you can plan a getaway that's perfectly tailored to your interests.

Things to Do in Acapulco

The city is located on the Pacific Coast, so many activities in Acapulco revolve around its gorgeous beaches. Many hotels and resorts are located along the water, each with access to stretches of beach that afford the opportunity to while away the day watching the waves roll ashore. If you're seeking a more secluded beach, however, there are also plenty of options. Locals like to get away to Barra Vieja, located outside the city. Surfers prefer Bonfil Beach. We like El Secreto, so named for its protected location and beloved for its excellent view of the rest of the coastline.

When you think of Acapulco, cliff diving often comes to mind. The time-honored tradition is still alive and well, and for many, watching the Quebrada cliff divers is a must on the list of things to do in Acapulco. If you'd like to see the daredevils leap elegantly headfirst into the water, sign up for the Cliff Divers at Night excursion. Included is a three-course dinner at La Perla restaurant, a perfect vantage point from which to view the death-defying divers at sunset.

Acapulco is also noted for its cultural heritage, which you can discover at places such as the Fort of San Diego Museum. The Fort itself was originally constructed in the 17th century and built in the shape of a five-point star on a hillside in downtown. A visit to the fort and the museum is one of our favorite activities in Acapulco. The museum features over a dozen exhibition rooms and halls, with historical objects that relate not only to the history of San Diego Fort but also to the city and its cultural influences. Admission to the museum is free on Sundays, and it's closed on Mondays.

Want to discover this intriguing destination? Whether you'd like to unwind on a sunny beach or discover the city's historical wonders, these travel tips will help you plan an unforgettable trip.

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