Maybe you’ve heard that Acapulco was the original getaway for Hollywood stars many years ago. Thanks to interesting attractions along the blue Pacific coast adorned with imposing mountains and cliffs, you can experience the best activities and excursions in Acapulco. Come find out what these top Acapulco tours are to prepare for an unforgettable time in the Pacific Ocean. You’ll see why this town is more than worthy of consideration the next time you plan to travel in Mexico for vacation.
What are the top Acapulco tours?
You must see the cliff diver show at La Quebrada, take a full city tour of Acapulco, sail on a sunset cruise aboard the Aca Rey, visit Coyuca Lagoon, and enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving. Without further ado, check out the details of each of the best Acapulco tours.
Acapulco Cliff Diver Show with Dinner at La Quebrada
First of all, your vacation won’t be complete without experiencing the iconic Acapulco Cliff Diver Show with Dinner. The adrenaline will grip you as you watch the dramatic scene about to unfurl before your very eyes. Off into the distance, you see a man perching on a cliff, gazing down more than 115 feet into the depths of the Pacific Ocean. He looks like a bird of prey patiently waiting to pounce on its victim at any second. You feel the ocean breeze caress your skin as you stand mesmerized by his tiny-looking figure about to make a plunge into the 13-foot-deep opening located perfectly in between several sharp rocks, called La Quebrada. The diver waits in anticipation of the next big wave. Otherwise, a leap into these agitated waters could end in serious injury or even death.
Then the moment arrives. His knees begin bending downward before suddenly thrusting the diver up and out into the void. Arms extended and body outstretched, the man begins to furl down into the restless depths of ocean blue. And as exciting as it may be to watch, don’t forget to eat and drink. It is, after all, part of the joy of the Acapulco Cliff Diver Dinner Show, arguably one of the top Acapulco tours, if not the best. Check out this map to get a sense of the thrilling — and inspiring — geography where the excursion takes place.
Acapulco City Tour
While Acapulco has fallen somewhat out of the international tourism circuit, it still offers many fun and exciting attractions. Even more, this great town has an off-the-beaten-path look and feel thanks to the blend of cliffs, mountains and ocean. So what better way to see it all than with the Acapulco City Tour. It takes you to all the must-see places that once made this jewel of the Pacific one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations.
Whether exploring the scenic highway for spectacular views of Acapulco Bay, visiting the world-famous Princess Hotel or taking a stroll through the city’s Hotel Zone and historic Downtown District, you’ll get an appreciation for the striking beauty of this charming town upon the sea. End your trip with a visit to La Quebrada to see Acapulco’s most famed attraction: the brave cliff divers!
Acapulco Sunset Cruise
Moreover, one of the top Acapulco tours involves taking a boat to view some of Mexico’s most spectacular sunsets. And there’s no better way to enjoy these awe-inspiring displays of nature than on an Acapulco Sunset Cruise. Sail Acapulco Bay as you enjoy an evening of great music, live shows and an extremely fun ambience.
Dance aboard the Aca Rey vessel as you marvel at the setting sun that paints the Pacific Ocean red and orange. Then as nighttime lurks, marvel at the city lights illuminating the gorgeous Acapulco coastline.
Head out to Coyuca Lagoon and explore a fantastic ecosystem that’s isolated from civilization. Take a ride aboard a motorboat to discover beautiful flora and fauna on this fun adventure for the entire family. Though not as famous as La Quebrada, visiting Coyuca Lagoon is one of the top Acapulco tours if you want to simply relax in secluded nature.
A visit to Coyuca Lagoon gives you the chance to discover amazing sights among mangroves, and you might even spot nesting turtles. Also, discover the wonders of three islands in the area — Isla Presidio, Isla Montosa and Isla de los Pajaros. Swim in the gentle fresh waters of the lagoon or simply relax while you savor a nice Mexican lunch and ice cold domestic drinks. A great way to connect with nature!
Acapulco Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Finally, don’t be surprised if the Pacific Ocean invites you to immerse yourself in its blue waters. Hence, come explore the depths of Acapulco Bay or the Boca Chica Channel with an Acapulco snorkeling or scuba diving excursion. Contact Amstar if you’d like to choose from a host of great dive sites and head out on an exploration of the underwater world along the Mexican Pacific.
While diving here is particularly a good choice, make sure you have your PADI certification up to date. This will ensure you’ll enjoy the excellent diving options for your skill level, whether you’re freshly certified or are an experienced diver unleashing your inner Jacques Cousteau. What are you waiting for? Let us know you’re ready to jump in and discover Acapulco from a different angle!
Enjoy the Best Acapulco Tours Any Time of Year!
In summary, you have several top options of tours and activities in Acapulco that you can select ahead of time as your Mexican Pacific vacation approaches. Also, you can ensure a hassle-free beginning and end to your trip by pre-booking your airport transfer. Similarly, remember that Amstar’s award-winning meetings and events team is happy to create a memorable event in Acapulco exclusively for your VIP group. We can’t wait to help you experience the magic of Acapulco to the fullest!
—This is an update of the original March 2015 post.