Acapulco Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Acapulco

  • 1. Cliff Divers

    We went to see the cliff divers at night and paid (only) $3 each and watched most of it from the top of the stairs area before gong down a few steps into the 'paid' area. Better view up top! And they...

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  • 2. Rosie's Tours Acapulco

    I agree with Gomexico... Rosie is not a good person to do business with. She wants to take you to low class restaurants, includes a tour of her house in her...

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  • 3. Watch out when you eat at Barra Vieja...

    I know Barra Vieja since I can remember -- went there with my family almost every time we visited Acapulco, it was a must! So in my last 2 visits, partly...

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  • 4. Swim with Dolphins

    I only saw one opportunity to swim with dolphins here, and I would NOT recommend taking it. They charge about 900 pesos (roughly $90 USD) for 1 hour to swim the...

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  • 5. Cab drivers

    Just usual warning - cab drivers are in Acapulco to rip you off and they will most likely do so unless you are careful. My trick was to ask an independent...

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  • 6. Day trip to Taxco

    While the town is quaint, you are bombarded with people trying to sell you silver & eat in various restaurants. The silver shops, much to my disappointment,...

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  • 7. Beggars in "La Quebrada"

    In La Quebrada, where you go seeing the Cliff Divers, there will be some beggars that approach your car or that approach you, and there is one that is...

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  • 8. Vacation rentals(mayan Palace)

    I wanted to check out the Mayan Palace to see about info on renting a condo on apartment for next Christmas.One local tour operator stated that he could arrange...

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  • 9. Taxi Drivers & Marketplaces

    When asking to go to a marketplace, every taxi driver has a place they recommend. That is because they are getting a kickback from those merchants or their...

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  • 10. MEXICAN FEDERALIS!

    OK, they're just the mexican police., but beware!!! We were on our rented Jeep Wrangler & was asking the police for directions. Maybe it was the big AVIS sign...

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  • 11. beware the all-inclusive package

    One thing you do not need in Acapulco is reservations for a hotel (unless you are coming the week after Christmas or the week before Easter). The hotel...

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  • 12. Let's be honest. Basically...

    Let's be honest. Basically everything in Acapulco is a tourist trap. The city has been completely overrun by the tourist industry. There are many people who try...

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  • 13. We went Scuba diving and it...

    We went Scuba diving and it wasn't good at all! The water wasn't very clear, the boat was nasty, the equiptment old and there wasn't many fish! Oh, the sand is...

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  • 14. Let's be honest. Basically...

    Let's be honest. Basically everything in Acapulco is a tourist trap. The city has been completely overrun by the tourist industry. There are many people who try...

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  • 15. Outside La Costera

    At La Costera (main avenue along the beach), some other few streets, and Las Brisas and Diamante areas (millionaires neighborhoods) you can find the best of...

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  • 16. As anywhere else, watch for...

    As anywhere else, watch for the taxis and how much they charge you, especially on your way back from the clubs. You can also get very different prices for the...

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  • 17. The beach pedlars were out in...

    The beach pedlars were out in force, selling mostly useless trinkets. What amazed me that young children of about 6 years were walking on the beach selling...

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  • 18. Be warned if you go to a flea...

    Be warned if you go to a flea market in Acapulco. Majority of the store owners/sellers hustle and confuse you of the products' prices. The price could be either...

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  • 19. be aware of the taxi...

    be aware of the taxi rates!!!And be careful with the big waves!!! they´re dangerous!You also must be careful with what you eat...if you like seafood, PLEASE! be...

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