City Orientation Walk II, Acapulco (Self Guided)

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City Orientation Walk II Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk II
Guide Location: Mexico » Acapulco (See other walking tours in Acapulco)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Author: irenes
Papagayo Park

1) Papagayo Park (must see)

The Park Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, best known as the Papagayo Park, contains the largest green area in the city. The park is an ecological and recreational park for adults as well as kids. Papagayo Park offers plenty of entertainment opportunities thanks to a 218 square meter area full of artificial lakes, a skating rink, zoo, and even a library.

Why You Should Visit:
A unique, fun and inexpensive way to spend a few hours exploring traditional attractions of a natural amusement park and/or enjoying some shade while having a snack.
On one side of the park you have the Costera and the Beach and on the other side you have the City where there's plenty of shopping.
You can take a walk or jog inside the park and then you can go swimming a little in the ocean.

Climb the iguanario! Very few know that part of the park and the climb is tiring, but the view of the bay is great, and the place itself is really nice.
Iglesia de Cristo Rey

2) Iglesia de Cristo Rey

Iglesia de Cristo Rey is a Catholic church with architectural significance. The church is located close to Costera Miguel Aleman Avenue, or the main street of Acapulco. The church contains the sculpture, "The Christ King of Peace," which was made by William Vergara. The construction of the cathedral began in March 2003, and was designed by the architects Plutarch Barreiro and Francisco Cabrera.
Galeria Rudic

3) Galeria Rudic

Galeria Rudic, located in Diamond Zone, Acapulco, Mexico is a very trendy art gallery, where the best contemporary paintings and sculptures are exhibited. It has a diverse collection of works done by many Mexican artists: Gaston Cabrera, Trinidad Osorio, Casiano Garcia, Armando Amaya, and Leonardo Nierman. This fashionable gallery promotes contemporary art by talented figures of Mexico’s art scene, thus, if you love art, Galeria Rudic is a must-see.

Open Hours: 10am-1pm, 5pm-9pm Monday -Saturday.
Mercado Artisanias La Diana

4) Mercado Artisanias La Diana

Mercado Artisanias La Diana is one of the well known flea markets. Mercado Artisanias La Diana is an outdoor market with a wide range of products, including both handmade and local products. Shoppers may invest in merchandise such as leather goods, beachwear, and other accessories.
Sergio Bustamante Gallery

5) Sergio Bustamante Gallery

Sergio Bustamante, a prominent Mexican artist, has a gallery of his work inside the city. Bustamante's work is very diverse, and a great gallery for all ages. The artist is famous for his papier-mache, diverse shapes made in metal (such as the "Sun or the Moon"), as well as the imaginative sculptures inspired by nature. However, Sergio is not only fantastic with sculptures, but also an accomplished painter.
Galería Abraham Ramírez at Costera Miguel Alemán

6) Galería Abraham Ramírez at Costera Miguel Alemán

Galería Abraham Ramírez is situated near the golden zone in Acapulco, Mexico. It is another art gallery which organizes exhibitions of sculpture works in bronze as well as watercolor paintings created by contemporary artists.
Edith Matison's Art Gallery

7) Edith Matison's Art Gallery

Edith Matison’s Art Gallery is another upscale and trendy establishment. The gallery is located on the Avenida Costera Miguel Aleman in the Deportivo district. The gallery offers a deep history of the Mexican culture as depicted through art. Visitors will also admire the collection of handicrafts exhibited and available for purchase.
El Rollo Acapulco

8) El Rollo Acapulco (must see)

El Rollo (formerly the CiCi, Centro Internacional de Convivencia Infantil), may sound like a special operation, however, it's nothing more than a mere water park designed to give your family the experience of a lifetime. El Rollo offers a large variety of entertainment options for both youngsters and adults. El Rollo is one of the top-visited amusement parks in the city, thanks to water toboggans, a sky coaster, dolphins, multiple water slides, wave pools, and children’s rides.

Why You Should Visit:
Fun place with lots of slides and pools, good food, good views, hardly any lines, and affordable prices.
The most interesting and cute experience for anyone is, obviously, getting to swim and interact with the dolphins.

You're allowed to re-enter the same day with your ticket, but note that not all rides may be open during the week.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-6pm
Centro Cultural de Acapulco

9) Centro Cultural de Acapulco (must see)

Casa de Cultura is located on the Costera Miguel Aleman Avenue. The building is the cultural center of the city and features a fantastic collection of art and literary works, as well as archaeological and historical artifacts. The Centro Cultural de Acapulco also includes an amazing gallery and public library.

Why You Should Visit:
A very nice space of cultural diffusion that houses events of diverse artistic expressions while also being one of the few green lungs in the city.
There are exhibition rooms for painting and sculpture, an amphitheater, a multi-purpose room, a parking lot and beautiful gardens around.

Check out the small but colorful craft market outside – a good place to acquire a souvenir.
Friday nights usually reserved for concerts and you might even catch the excellent Orquesta Filarmónica de Acapulco performing.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm; closed on Sat/Sun

Walking Tours in Acapulco, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Acapulco

Create Your Own Walk in Acapulco

Creating your own self-guided walk in Acapulco is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Fun for Kids in Acapulco

Fun for Kids in Acapulco

When you travel with children, you must always cater to their needs as well as yours. If you are searching for entertainment for the whole family, Acapulco offers water sports, toboggans, and several other activities that will keep the entire gang enthused.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk 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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Religious Sights of Acapulco

Religious Sights of Acapulco

Catholicism is the primary religion of Mexico, as 91% of the population claims to follow the religion. The Archdiocese of Acapulco is divided into three Dioceses: Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Ciudad Altamirano, and Tlapa as well as separate eparchies in Acapulco. The churches in Mexico are spiritually guided by the Pope, Rome’s Curia, and the Mexican Episcopal Conference.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Shopping in Acapulco II

Shopping in Acapulco II

Ever dreamed about an unforgettable shopping experience in one of the top-visited cities of Mexico? Than Acapulco is just what you needed. The city features some of the best open door markets and shopping centers packed with sombreros, ponchos, handicrafts, and designer boutiques.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Shopping in Acapulco I

Shopping in Acapulco I

Shopping is considered something you can do in your free-time, and a hobby for others. If you are an individual who likes to shop, Acapulco is a great destination to expand your collection. The city is full of diverse flea markets, shopping centers, and malls.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Acapulco for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Acapulco has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Acapulco, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.