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   Wednesday, January 20, 2021 

United Mexican StatesAcapulco, Mexico: Kids Attractions

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Fort San Diego

This fort turned museum features many antique relics such as beads; shells; baskets; ceramics embroidered silk tapestries, Kimonos, porcelain vases, and offers a glorious view of the bay. The fort was originally built in 1615, and then rebuilt in 1776 following a massive earthquake. It is built in a classic five-point design and surrounded by a moat. It was constructed by the Spaniards to protect the port of Acapulco and its lucrative Manila trade link from pirates. It now serves as a fascinating history and anthropology museum.


This is the former center of the city, which is now called the Centro area. It is a large village square located in front of the cathedral. The cathedral was erected in 1930 with a dome in the shape of a Mosque and with Byzantine towers. Zocolo is the main public plaza in town. This is a center of family activity and a place to stroll about on a sunny day. It is quite common to encounter a band concert at the music gazebo. Enjoy the charm of the plaza, as well as the stores and small restaurants that surround it!


Caleta is known as the oldest beach in Acapulco. It features a beautifully clear beach, restaurants, The Magico Mundo Marino (aquarium),boats to Roqueta and glass bottom boats that carry visitors around the bay.

Magico Mundo Marino

Mágico Mundo Marino, an aquarium, which has indoor and outdoor marine exhibits is a great place for family fun. Located in front of the Caleta beach area, it has a swimming pool, two water slides, an aquarium, restaurant, snack bar and a dolphin show.


Cici is a water park located in the center of the strip. Children and adults alike can spend a great day at this water-based amusement park. Cici has everything from a big wave pool, some smaller pools, a giant water slide, and seal - dolphin water shows. It also features a new pool where you can swim with dolphins. Visitors will also find fun in the gentle waterfalls and fountains that surround the park..

Nature Tour of Tres Palos Lagoon
Parque Ecological deViveristas

Visitors can embark on an exciting adventure in a natural setting to view some of the most beautiful sights that Acapulco has to offer. A unique feature of this tour is sightseeing while driving your own wave runner.

Roller Papayago

A great place for the whole family. If you are looking for a place to lace up your skates, then Roller Papayago is it! It is a an outside roller skating rink in front of Papayago Park.

Papayago Park

Papayago Park is a large park featuring a roller rink, acres of trees,plush grass, and an amusement park. This is considered to be one of the best parks in Mexico for Family Fun! The amusement park has a number of rides that will thrill participants, including many carnival rides. It also features a beautiful aviary.

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