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  • April 29, 2016 3:00 AM ET

    Five Must-Do’s In Acapulco For Baby Boomers

    Five Must-Do’s In Acapulco For Baby Boomers

    PHOTO: Quebrada in Acapulco is where the famous cliff divers do their thing. (Courtesy Visit Acapulco)

    Filled with an old Hollywood glamour, Acapulco, the No. 1 beach destination chosen by Mexicans, still has its spark. You might think about Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, the Clintons and even the Kardashians when you hear about Acapulco, but don’t let that take away the fact that this destination is still a hot-spot ideal for vacationing.

    Its year round warm weather and endless activities make it the perfect destination to create unforgettable memories. Acapulco, the main attraction for baby-boomers looking to relax, is Mexico’s Las Vegas by the sea.  If you want to boat, fish, have fun in the sun, sand and surf, then Acapulco is definitely the best place to visit in Mexico for you. Whether you like to have the all-Mexican experience during “Jueves de Pozole”, live an adventure at Papagayo Ecologic Park, or unwind next to the Pacific sunset, Acapulco is an exciting city offering culture, relaxation and fun.

    La Quebrada Cliff Divers

    Since the '50s, the Acapulco divers have entertained thousands of tourists. Recognized as Mexico’s most-famous divers in the world, their courage to jump and dive into the waters of the Pacific, from the 115-foot cliffs at La Quebrada, will amaze everyone. The bold divers perform four times during the day, ending their last jump at 10:30 p.m. with fire torch. If you want to be emotionally moved, make sure you pay close attention to the moments of silence when they close their eyes to pray.

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    Eco-tourism at Laguna Tres Palos

    Taking a boat tour and spending a few hours at the Tres Palos Lagoon can be one of the most relaxing things you can experience in Acapulco. Located on the east side of the city, you can tour around the exotic mangroves, where you will be able to appreciate the magnificent nature and diverse animal life. While there, revitalize your skin with a mud- mask treatment, a beauty therapy better than any spa! This is also a great opportunity to interact with a local.

    Snorkel at La Roqueta Island

    Those looking for a more exciting experience can enjoy the beauty of the deep ocean by snorkeling at La Roqueta Island. With plenty for you to enjoy including a range of restaurants, secluded spots and colorful marine life, La Roqueta Island is sure to be a hit for all. Relax by the water, explore diverse tropical aquatic life and enjoy lunch at one of the many local restaurants before heading back to the city.

    Sea Turtle Release

    Participate in a once in a lifetime experience by releasing baby sea turtles and join them as they embark on their exciting journey into the depths of the ocean. This activity is done by tourists who enjoy nature and contact with the animal life. The release is usually done after 5:50 p.m. which allows you to do something fun and at the same time relaxing after a long day playing at the beach. A few hotels in the area host this activity, you might be able to just walk to it. 

    Glance at gorgeous views

    Indulge in a unique opportunity to relive Acapulco’s History at Zibu Restaurant, the ideal place to savor the charm and essence of one of the most important regions of the country, thanks to its traditional gastronomy and astonishing décor.  The culinary offering fusions Mexican flavors with Asian ingredients, creating innovative and thrilling dining experience.  Seating is available under the palm-thatched roofs of the restaurant with a view of the shoreline and forested slopes of Puerto Marqués Bay. It’s the perfect place to watch the sun go down.


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