Central Standard Time
Spanish. English is also commonly spoken.
Mexican Peso. U.S. dollars, traveler's checks and credit cards are widely accepted in Acapulco.
Itineraries that visit
7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
15-Night Panama Canal Cruise - West
15-Night Panama Canal Cruise - East
Beach & Water
Surrender to the sun-soaked magnificence of the original — and to many, the best — resort town in Mexico.
Sprawl out on the silky sands of a sun-kissed beach or take to the deep blue sea for an afternoon of sports fishing. Stand in the shadow of the famous Cathedral, originally built in 1930 for use as a movie set, or gaze in awe at the world-famous La Quebrada Cliff Divers as they plunge down from towering heights into the shallow waters of the bay. Shop and sightsee along the Costera, or simply sit back with a refreshing drink in hand at one of the many cafés and people-watch.
Try to break par at a championship golf course, river raft along the Papagayo River or, in the afternoon hours, hit one of the many beachside cafés or restaurants and savor the flavor of an authentic, mouthwatering Mexican treat.
Many of Acapulco's beachfront restaurants will place umbrellas, chairs and tables in the sand so you can enjoy your food or drink right at water's edge.
When looking to purchase souvenirs from local street vendors, be sure to haggle. Guests who do usually save more money than those who do not.
Acapulco's Fuerte de San Diego was built in the 18th century to protect the city against pirate attacks.
Acapulco is home to the famous Taxco sterling silver.
"Acapulco" translated from the original Nahuatl language literally means "the place where the reeds were destroyed."