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Port Description

Staying in Touch

Cybercafe (Costera Miguel Aleman 93).

Shopping

The Mercado Parazal (also known as the Mercado de Artesanias) is on Calle Velazquez de Leon downtown. Lined with stalls, this is a good place to find souvenirs. Power shopping (i.e. well-known boutiques) can be found in the Zona Dorado (Golden Zone) which runs along Costera Miguel Aleman.

What to See and Do

Cliff Diving. Acapulco's infamous cliff divers perform off La Quebrada. Performance times vary (check with your ship's shore excursion desk). You can watch from the public area on the beach or, more comfortably, head for Plaza Las Glorias/El Mirado (Quebrada 74) which overlooks the cove, and enjoy it with a margarita in hand.

Revolcadero Beach is a gorgeous stretch of white sand that fronts the Pacific rather than the bay (though currents can be strong). Great for beach-bumming and surfing.

For active types: Check out Caleta and Caletilla beaches, which front the bay. Here you'll find Magico Mundo Marino (Caleta Beach, open daily from 9am - 7pm); it's an aquarium and water park offering water sports equipment for rent, restaurants, and a ferry to Roqueta Island.

Speaking of Roqueta Island, it's a laid back beach with a small zoo, places to eat, and a lighthouse; glass bottom boats leave every 1205 minutes from Caletilla Beach.

Hotel Beaches: Some of the most fabulous beaches are in front of Acapulco's hotels. The swankiest area is Punta Diamante, which is on the Pacific; hotels there include the Acapulco Princess and the Quinta Real.

Getting Around

Taxis are plentiful; definitely make sure you negotiate the cost of your ride before getting in.

Where You're Docked

Acapulco's cruise terminal.

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