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Kid Friendly in Acapulco

Destination(s): Acapulco

Acapulco is one of Mexico's best destination for families, with safe beaches, great simple food, and so many activities for visitors of all ages. read more about Kid Friendly in Acapulco

La Reina de las Mares

La Reina de las Mares

  • Play Caleta
  • Acapulco
Fort of San Diego

Fort of San Diego

  • Calle Hornitos y Morelos, Col. Centro
  • tel:(744) 4823848
  • Visit website
  • Acapulco, 39300

"La Fuerte," as it is referred to in town, is the main historical monument in Acapulco and the most important maritime fort along the Pacific coast. Acapulco´s first claim to fame was for being the port for the Nao de China (also known as the Manila Galleon) that brought splendid goods from the Orient, which were then transferred to Veracruz and sent to Europe. Here you will be greeted by the carriage of William of Holland which made its way from Veracruz in the 1840s, replicas of galleons, fine silks, treasure chests and plentiful models. Visitors will also find pre-conquest history, with faces and tools from La Sabana river area, Mezcala faces for the dead, a Mexica altar, information on wall paintings from nearby Pie de la Cuesta and a general insight into Guerrero state´s pre-Hispanic sites. Nautical fans will be in paradise with probes, hour glasses, sextants, compasses, hoists and marine astrolabes. These compete with military trappings, armor and shields, and delicate, ancient flags and standards. The displays are beautifully conceived, and attentive visitors will note how Mexican artists began to reproduce stylized decorations in their own crafts, with examples from Puebla´s talavera pottery, ceramics from Tonalá, Jalisco, and lacquered furniture from Uruapan and Pátzcuaro, Michoacán. Other influences extend from dress (such as the gaudy, frilly China Poblana costume) to the spread of produce like rice, mangos, pepper and cinnamon. read more about Fort of San Diego

Zócalo (El)

Zócalo (El)

  • Costera Miguel Alemán
  • (Frente al Muelle Central)
  • tel:+52 744 434 0170(Tourist Information)
  • Acapulco, 39300

Refurbished about ten years ago, Acapulco's historic central square is home to the attractive old cathedral (a new one is being built) where worshippers and beggars wander in and out continually. Shady and squawking with jays (watch out for getting pooped on), this is a great spot for an hour's people-watching, from the balloon and cotton-candy sellers to scrawny old guys shining shoes. Some craft shops around sell trinkets, souvenirs, shawls and summery dresses, and religious gift shops sport doleful statues of Jesus, Mary and saints. There is a bank and good shoe shop on the corner and at the back a wide range of internet cafes, many open late. The Zócalo is over the road from the bay, and enjoying an ice-cream on the Malecón (the same seafront road that really is called Costera Miguel Alemán) while watching the boats adds to the pleasure of a leisurely visit. read more about Zócalo (El)

Playa Caleta y Caletilla

Playa Caleta y Caletilla

  • Access on Costera Miguel Aleman and Adolfo Lopez Mateos.
  • Visit website
  • Acapulco
Playa Majahua

Playa Majahua

  • Access on the Boulevard of Nations and right in the Puerto Marques circle.
  • Visit website
  • Acapulco
Castillo del Rey León

Castillo del Rey León

  • Carretera Pie de la Cuesta, km. 12
  • Pie de la Cuesta
  • tel:+52 744 84 9905 / +52 744 84 9906
  • Acapulco, 39460
Swiss Divers

Swiss Divers

  • Cerro San Martín No. 325 Frac. Las Playas
  • Inside Grand Meigas Hotel
  • tel:(744) 4821357
  • Visit website
  • Acapulco
Fersato's

Fersato's

  • Costera Miguel Alemán, 44
  • Zona Dorada
  • tel:52 744 84 3949
  • Acapulco, 39850
Pollo Giro

Pollo Giro

  • Costera Miguel Alemán s/n
  • Zona Dorada
  • tel:52 744 83 8519
  • Acapulco, 39690
Granja (La)

Granja (La)

  • Boulevard de las Naciones, 1221
  • Acapulco Diamante
  • tel:52 744 466 1945 / 52 744 466 0259
  • Acapulco, 39897
Julio's

Julio's

  • Calle Cristóbal Colón, 37
  • Fraccionamiento Costa Azul
  • tel:52 74 853259
  • Acapulco, 39850
Mayan Palace Acapulco Golf Resort

Mayan Palace Acapulco Golf Resort

  • Avienda Costera De Las Palmas No. 1121
  • No 1121
  • tel:+52 744 466 2393 / +52 744 466 2545
  • Visit website
  • Acapulco, 39900

This has the best water park for kids in town and some exceptional activities and shows(salsa bands, circus), depending on the season and who is in charge. The watery lobby with pillars makes a grand impression and the Mayan theme on the whole is a winner, if you can keep your cynicism at bay. Foreign guests love the sports bar area and the variety of foods in the differently-themed restaurants. However, you have wandered into package and time-share land here, which leaves you somewhat in limbo - in Acapulco … but not really. Food is tasty and varied but rooms vary in quality, size and decor depending whether you are "Grand Mayan", or one of the other categories. Pre-planned outings are not bad, and on the whole, if you find a good price, this is fine for those who want to sit back and let someone else do the running. read more about Mayan Palace Acapulco Golf Resort