This thoroughly enjoyable walking tour gives you an up-close look at the history and culture of Acapulco.
Starting off from the pier, your guide will escort you on a relaxed stroll to the historical Fort of San Diego. Constructed over 200 years ago to protect Acapulco from pirates, it now serves as the home of Acapulco's History Museum. The Fort is one of the most significant historical sites in Acapulco and the museum houses a wide array of exhibits and displays which highlight the area's fascinating and colorful past.
From the Fort, it's a 20-minute walk into the heart of Acapulco, the oldest part of the city and that known as the "Zocalo". Soak in the ambience of this completely charming section of the city as you find yourself surrounded by shops, buildings and an unforgettable main square that are steeped in authentic Mexican tradition and atmosphere. Some of the highlights you'll see are "La Botica", the oldest drugstore in Acapulco and the beautiful ancient cathedral. Plenty of free time will be provided in this delightful setting so that you may shop for souvenirs or find some refreshment. You may want to use this opportunity to visit one of the renowned local jewellers to search for a treasure to take home. And of course, no trip to Zocalo is complete without stopping to enjoy a local refreshment so you will be treated to a soda or beer at Nachos Restaurant before returning to the pier.
Please note: This tour travels a total of over 1 mile and is conducted solely on foot. It includes walking at times on uneven ground, as well as negotiating steps and inclines. Therefore, it is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Light clothing, a cap, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants are advised to use extreme caution when crossing streets and roadways as traffic conditions and flow within the city can be heavy and erratic at times.