Zocalo (Plaza Álvarez), Acapulco

Zocalo (Plaza Álvarez), Acapulco (must see)

Zocalo is a charming plaza, situated on Costera Miguel Aleman Avenue. The plaza is shaded, thanks to a plethora of multi-branched trees and plants. Zocalo is the town's main public square and attracts both locals and tourists. Acapulco’s Cathedral is located on the plaza along with a couple of nice fountains, as well as crafts and souvenir shops.

Why You Should Visit:
Traditional, beautiful, with excellent atmosphere; not necessarily the definitive classic party & clubbing hotspot but still fun.
Good place to take snapshots, buy souvenirs, try out shops and restaurants or just sit and people-watch.
Friday evenings from 6-8pm there is a live orchestra with ballroom dancing and the cutest elderly dancers around.

Tip:
Don't forget to visit the boardwalk!

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Zocalo (Plaza Álvarez) on Map

Sight Name: Zocalo (Plaza Álvarez)
Sight Location: Acapulco, Mexico (See walking tours in Acapulco)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Acapulco, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Acapulco

Create Your Own Walk in Acapulco

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Acapulco Introduction Walking Tour II

Acapulco Introduction Walking Tour II

Every city is so individual that it comes hard to describe it and even sometimes to understand its specific. Acapulco is one of those simple and at the same time adventurous and mysterious places which is interesting to get to know. Acapulco is a very welcoming town, with nice and friendly people. There so many fascinating things and spots to see that it is even hard to make a list of them. Check...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Acapulco Introduction Walking Tour I

Acapulco Introduction Walking Tour I

Every city is so individual that it comes hard to describe it and even sometimes to understand its specific. Acapulco is one of those simple and at the same time adventurous and mysterious places which is interesting to get to know. Acapulco is a very welcoming town, with nice and friendly people. There so many fascinating things and spots to see that it is even hard to make a list of them. Check...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles