Zocalo (Plaza Alvarez), Acapulco

Zocalo (Plaza Alvarez), Acapulco (must see)

Shaded by a canopy of multi-branched trees and verdant plants, the vibrant Plaza Alvarez offers a welcoming respite from the bustling streets of the city. As Acapulco's main public square, Plaza Alvarez serves as a focal point for both locals and tourists alike, drawing visitors with its lively atmosphere and array of attractions.

At the heart of Plaza Alvarez lies Acapulco's Cathedral, a majestic architectural gem that adds to the plaza's allure. The cathedral's imposing presence serves as a reminder of the city's rich history and cultural heritage, attracting visitors who come to admire its intricate design and ornate façade. Surrounding the cathedral, visitors will find a picturesque scene dotted with charming fountains, where they can pause to soak in the ambiance and take in the sights and sounds of the plaza.

Zocalo is also home to a variety of craft and souvenir shops, offering visitors the opportunity to browse and purchase unique mementos and gifts. From intricately crafted artisanal goods to vibrant local artwork, the shops lining the plaza showcase the creativity and craftsmanship of Acapulco's talented artisans.

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.

Don't forget to visit the boardwalk!

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Zocalo (Plaza Alvarez) on Map

Sight Name: Zocalo (Plaza Alvarez)
Sight Location: Acapulco, Mexico (See walking tours in Acapulco)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Acapulco, Mexico

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Acapulco de Juárez, commonly known as Acapulco, is a vibrant port of call for ships and cruise lines operating between Panama and San Francisco, California. The city's name, originating from the Nahuatl language expression "where the reeds were washed away," reflects its historical roots. Added to it, in 1885, "de Juárez" honored Benito Juárez, a former Mexican...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles