as the "original" or traditional Acapulco, while the new establishments dominate the south end. Although this Mexican hotspot is well known for its legendary nightlife, during the daytime hours, its true attraction is the beaches. Acapulco beaches feature stunning beauty with golden sands on a sparkling crescent bay framed by palm-covered mountains. The beach scene offers sunbathing, swimming, water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, boat rentals, boat tours, horseback riding, and deep-sea fishing.
Acapulco is also famed for La Quebrada Cliff Divers, professional divers who perform jumping feats from the cliffs that will leave you breathless. Other attractions include downtown's historical sites, small museum, and public artwork. Families will enjoy a day at the local sea life and aquatic Park. There are a number of golf courses of various levels of challenge. Acapulco even features its own bullring. As mentioned, Acapulco is famed for its myriad of nightlife venues, some opening at 11 p.m. and closing in the wee hours of the morning. Acapulco is also a famous destination for Spring Break, attracting thousands of young adults who are drawn by the 18-year-old legal drinking age (as opposed to 21 in the U.S.).
Acapulco features a tropical dry and wet climate; hot with a distinct wet and dry season. Through the months of May to November there does exist the threat of tropical storm and hurricanes. For fun in the sun and excitement after dark, Acapulco is the destination for you.