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It was truly a treat to return to Acapulco after our visit many years ago. It has a well-deserved reputation and, after lots of polish, is delivering its lovely turquoise bay edged by golden sands and emerald hills, a host of hotels of all kinds, spontaneous entertainment, friendly people and an authentic old town square. Now visited by cruiseships on a regular basis, its energy level has reached an all-time high.
Acapulco sweeps around a dazzling bay and you will be able to appreciate it right from the beginning of this tour, which will take you into the hills that reign above the bay to catch the scenic view. It is stunning, and its narrow roads are bordered with colorful scenes, both new and old, as you travel. As you begin heading down into the urban scene, you will find beautiful residential neighborhoods displaying the sophisticated Mexican architecture that has become world famous.
Yet, entering the downtown area and the Zocalo will bring you back to the old days. The shady Zocalo is worth a trip to experience a glimpse of local life and color. At one end you will see the cathedral of Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, with its blue Byzantine towers.
As you leave this area, you will see the steamship dock on one side and the 18th-century fort, Fuerte San Diego on the other side atop its bayside hill, where you will stop for a tour.
This tour will take you to some sights normally not included in a tour of Acapulco. A drive by the famous home, where Diego Rivera made some beautiful work, delivers a breathtaking sight. A stop at the Hotel Los Flamingos will bring back the memories of John Wayne, Johnny Weissmuller, and Rory Calhoun as you see their photos lining the walls, in the Hall of Fame at the lobby of the Hotel, know in those times, as the Hollywood Gang Hideaway...
You will continue into Acapulco, which teems with commerce. As your guide tells you all the history of this area, you will slowly see the sign of the Chapel of Peace, along with a large white cross, reveal itself on top of Las Brisas hill, where you will have the chance to take the best pictures of the bay of Acapulco...
And it wouldn't be a visit to Acapulco without a stop to see the famous Quebrada Cliff Divers. The ride up to the jump point is dramatic in itself. You will arrive just in time to see a couple of fearless young men dive into what seems to be an incredibly small spot among the rocks. Afterward, they will climb up to greet you and pose for a photo with you. You can thank them with a tip, as they do risk their lives without other compensation.
-Wear comfortable shoes, sunblock and bring your camera. The cost of admission into Fuerte San Diego is included in the cost of the tour.
- Please note that in Acapulco there is some confusion about ship time vs local time. Please see your purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you do not miss your excursion. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while you are sailing.
- Please be aware on Mondays, Fuerte San Diego is closed.
- This tour can accommodate a maximum of 14 people.
Days offered: 7 days a week