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Old Acapulco

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Address: Acapulco, Mexico

Section of Acapulco that remains relatively untapped by tourism.

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My family wanted to spend some time there, but the Tour did not allow us to do that. The Fishing boats looked fun and there were many stores. I would encourage you to check it... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Melody J
Kansas City, Missouri
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Powell River, Canada
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826 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed in Old Acapulco. It is very run down and we found some of the locals very depressing and approached by beggers. They were no aggressive at all, but just seeing how many there were was disturbing. We did have excellent very inexpensive food compared to the beach fare. Touristy shops sold pretty much same same from shop... More 

Thank Teresa H
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Old Acapulco pretty much looks like any other old town in Mexico. For the price of $ 35 for the tour, you may wish to go somewhere more exciting.

Thank 2332123ed
Kansas City, Missouri
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117 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My family wanted to spend some time there, but the Tour did not allow us to do that. The Fishing boats looked fun and there were many stores. I would encourage you to check it out. We were only in Acapulco two days.

Thank Melody J
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We enjoyed a very interesting time around old Accopuco, starting with a hair cut, for 3 us dollars, followed by a fantastic variety of local stalls and shops, (be aware, a lot don't take us dollars, only own currency) , then we found a local bar, for a real nice cold beer, after that, we went to a local cafe... More 

Thank B M
Montreal, Canada
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104 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

While visiting Acapulco, you have the beaches during the day, the many and trendy restaurants and at night, well, you have dancing everywhere. Mind your wallet as there are many pick pocket. Never be alone always in groups and definitely more than 2. Unfortunately, the city at night is not very safe

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Rowland Heights
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I enjoyed the taxi ride around town. Stopped at city center for some silver shopping. Lots of food options.

Thank Randy A
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We felt very safe walking around in the neighborhoods at night. There are military, state, and local police that are always out making a presence.

Thank Beachgrammy56
Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I visited Acapulco twice with several friends during my youthful days. Once in 1970 when we drove to Laredo, parked my car in a garage, took a taxi to the Nuevo Laredo airport where we flew to Mexico City for a two-day stay visiting the Pyramid of the Sun, Maximilian Castle, and the National Anthropology Museum. We then caught a... More 

Thank Dallaservin
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lots of shops and cool things to see. Also some good authentic food. We went to nacho libre wrestling and flee market. We felt safe with all the police around.

Thank devill1183
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It was interesting to see how Acapulco has grown. I loved the view from high up on the hill. Also interesting was the reduced humidity up high.

Thank Janice M

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