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Xtasea Zipline: Turtle Release, Horseback Ride, Croc Farm

1. Xtasea Zipline: Turtle Release, Horseback Ride, Croc Farm

Combine nature with adventure on this jam-packed guided adventure tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Acapulco, head to the Xtasea Zipline, the world's longest over-ocean zipline. Here, reach speeds of up to 120 km/h as you fly over 100 meters above the ocean. Later, visit the most beautiful beach in town and enjoy a 1-hour horseback ride along the deserted shores of the bay. Finally, head to a culturally-rich Afro Mexican village. Get the opportunity to release a baby turtle into the Pacific Ocean at a turtle releasing ceremony at a certified sustainable turtle camp. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Acapulco.

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Round-Trip Shuttle: Quebrada Cliff-Dive Watching

2. Round-Trip Shuttle: Quebrada Cliff-Dive Watching

Watch the best show in Acapulco at La Quebrada, where native high-cliff divers risk their lives in the most amazing display of bravery. Your knowledgeable tour guide will tell you about the different sectors you will pass through on the way to see the dives and will share with you all there is to know about this unmissable show. You will watch 5 divers jumping from different heights, including one from the topmost cliff, standing at 136-feet high.  Your guide knows the best spots to watch the diving so you don't miss a thing. Enjoy a drink as you watch the show. When the show is over, head back to either your hotel or the cruise ship terminal from where you started.

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Acapulco: 2.5-Hour Acarey Yacht Cruise

3. Acapulco: 2.5-Hour Acarey Yacht Cruise

Experience the beauty of Acapulco Bay and see the celebrity houses from the comfort of the "Acarey" yacht. Spend the afternoon admiring the spectacular views before the magical sunset. Cruise out into the bay to see sights such as La Roqueta Island. Alternatively, opt for an evening cruise to experience the bay by moonlight. Look at the moon, the stars and the ocean as the DJ serenades you. Sip tropical cocktails and live the high life for the night as you sail past the homes of the rich and famous. Relax with your friends and family aboard a vessel equipped with all necessary amenities.

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Acapulco: Kayaking Tour to Islet El Morro

4. Acapulco: Kayaking Tour to Islet El Morro

Your adventure will begin after you register, at which point you can prepare to enter the water. You will be equipped with a paddle, water shoes, gloves, a helmet and a vest according to your size. Before entering the water, one of your instructors will provide you with safety instructions, before teaching you how to best board your kayak and how to use your paddle to advance through the water. Once in the water your instructor will accompany you to ensure your safety on your adventure at all times, taking you to paddle around the Islote el Morro, and assisting you to anchor to climb and explore it. Once you get to the Islet, you will go up the path to the cave, and if the tide and your adventurous spirit allow it, you can enter the cave to explore. After leaving the cave, you will go up to the upper platform, from where you can observe in all its splendor what has been named the most beautiful bay in the world.

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Acapulco: Dinner, Drinks and High Cliff Divers

5. Acapulco: Dinner, Drinks and High Cliff Divers

Your driver will punctually pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and take you to one of the best restaurants in Acapulco, where you will enjoy a great three-course dinner and two drinks with a fantastic view of the bay of Acapulco.  Afterwards, your tour guide will drive you to see the high cliff divers of La Quebrada, explaining some interesting facts about Acapulco along the way. Once there, you will be able to enjoy two complimentary domestic drinks. After the diving exhibition, you will be dropped off at your hotel. This is a truly magical and romantic evening in Acapulco.

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Acapulco: Coyuca Lagoon Trip with Turtle Liberation

6. Acapulco: Coyuca Lagoon Trip with Turtle Liberation

Board a motorboat and cruise around the river and canals of the Coyuca Lagoon. Spot different wild bird species that are hidden between the exotic mangroves. Head to a turtle camp, where you might have the chance to release baby turtles into the sea. Take part in conservation and help reduce the risk of extinction of these amazing creatures. From here, visit a typical coastal restaurant with excellent service. Taste specialty food from the region such as the famous fish a la Talla, shrimps, fish fillet, or chicken. Explore the area's culture and history with an expert local guide, who is happy to answer all your questions. Breathe in the fresh sea air and cruise around a place of natural beauty on this fantastic guided day tour.

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4-Hour Acapulco Bay Area Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

7. 4-Hour Acapulco Bay Area Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

After being conveniently picked up from your hotel, hop onto a van for a 30-minute ride across Acapulco Bay to the meeting place. Snorkel above rocky coves for a look at the island's vibrant marine life and lounge on the sands of a centrally located beach where you can also spend some time enjoying sweeping views of the expansive Pacific and the Bay of Acapulco of Acapulco. Explore the beautiful waters of the bay of Acapulco on this 4-hour tour to a beautiful Beach of Acapulco Bay. You can relax on the lovely sand beaches and enjoy snorkeling in the pristine waters teeming with colorful marine life. Backed by heaps of local knowledge and years of experience this is a unique tour that can guarantee to satisfy all levels of snorkeling fun from beginners to experts. Snorkeling is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the environment in Acapulco. It is very easy to learn and it ensures great fun in the Bay of Acapulco. It is ideal for exercise and quality time with friends and family. Come and learn with locals who know the area.

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Acapulco: Lucha Libre Experience & Tacos Dinner w/ Beer

8. Acapulco: Lucha Libre Experience & Tacos Dinner w/ Beer

Choose from either a shared or private experience to enjoy a night of tacos, beer, and Lucha Libre. Your English and Spanish-speaking guide will punctually be at the lobby of your hotel for you and take you to a stop at the best taco place taqueria for a delicious tacos al pastor dinner and beer with your meal.  Afterwards spend a thrilling evening in Acapulco, enjoying a true Mexican wrestling match in a crowd of local Mexican fans. Kick off the festivities with a cubetazo, 4 to 6 beers per person and then settle into your seat to enjoy the match. See the masked "luchadores" come out to the ring dressed like Mexican comic book superheroes, warriors or saints and cheer on your favorite.  Feel the atmosphere and thrills as they spin inside the ring with the help of ropes. Once the match is over, you'll take a wrestling mask home as a souvenir and be dropped off back at your hotel where the tour ends. 

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La Quebrada: Two Drinks & High Cliff Diving Exhibition

9. La Quebrada: Two Drinks & High Cliff Diving Exhibition

The tradition of cliff diving goes back to 1934, when two neighbors of Acapulco challenged themselves to show their courage and decided to measure their forces by throwing themselves into the sea from the top of a cliff. This Acapulco tradition will take place every night from La Quebrada's daunting clifftops in Old Acapulco. Start right from the lobby of your hotel where your friendly and knowledgeable driver/ guide will punctually pick you up for your adventure. Drive to the west coast of the city and out of the Bay of Acapulco to the El Mirador.   Along the way, your guide will tell you everything there is to know about the city of Acapulco and the show you are about to witness. Have a nice table with a great view reserved so you can admire the world-renowned High Cliff Divers of La Quebrada. Two domestic drinks (cocktails, wine or beers) will be included.

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Market & Mexican Cooking Tour with Lunch at Beach Restaurant

10. Market & Mexican Cooking Tour with Lunch at Beach Restaurant

A day of culinary fun awaits on this immersive cooking tour. Your knowledgeable and friendly tour guide will pick you up either at  your hotel or the ship terminal. Firstly, you will visit housing areas of the middle and working class of Acapulco along with a thorough explanation about their lifestyles. Next up, is a visit to an authentic local market. During the visit to the Municipal Market of Acapulco, your tour guide will explain how the market became so important to Mexicans and the colors and flavors of the fruits and vegetable will take you on a trip around Mexican cuisine. You will also experience different flavors, textures, colors and sounds you never experienced before. Stop at the market and receive a thorough explanation about it and to buy the ingredients to cook the famous Mexican fajitas. Your private chef will be step by step guiding you along the process followed by lunch of what you just were guided to prepare. A visit to the witch doctor market is also included. Once you finish at the market, you will continue to a restaurant at the shore of the beach where you will watch the chef cook and get the chance to make your own tortilla, guacamole, hot sauce and fajitas. You will then have the opportunity of enjoying the dish that you have just cooked before going back to your hotel/port.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 143 reviews

Our guide Rudy was excellent! He exceeded our expectations by far! I can’t believe the personalized your we got. Front row table at La Perla with a great view and delicious food. Tooootally worth the tour. I’m not a tour person but would highly recommend this. You can’t get that kind of experience on your own. We learned so much about the area and Rudy is so cheerful and went above and beyond.

Great expierence, intelligent excellent english speaking tour guide. Perfect communication. If someone wants to get to know more about the history of acapulco and its most beautiful places- this tour is a must. More than recommendable!

We liked it a lot, the zip line is incredible, everything was excellent and the attention and explanation of the guides was very good, we would definitely return to another tour on our next trip

I truly enjoyed the experience and the tour guides efforts to make sure that we had a good time at each stop on the tour.

Was an amazing show, really enjoyed our time watching the divers.