Best of three little known beaches in Acapulco

Among the activities offered by Acapulco's beaches are horseback riding, ATV rentals, boat rides, and the traditional banana boat.

Best of three little known beaches in Acapulco
Acapulco is considered the most beautiful bay in the world and year after year it is visited by thousands of Mexican and foreign tourists. Photo by Jorge Bermudez / Unsplash

With hundreds of Mexicans on vacation, the beautiful port of Acapulco has become over the years one of the favorite destinations for thousands of tourists. Between the salty breeze, the fine sand and the warmth of the coast, families from all over the country choose to enjoy the last days of the year on the enigmatic beaches of one of the most popular destinations in the country.

If there is something that characterizes this famous coast is precisely its lively nightlife and breathtaking scenery, factors that shine even more during the holiday season. The tourism sector represents a great economic contribution to the state of Guerrero, so year after year the authorities organize events to attract tourists and provide the locals with a worthy celebration.

Bonfil Beach

Located in the diamond zone of the port, warm and with a moderate to intense swell is Bonfil Beach. With a length of 300 meters, the coast offers hundreds of tourists activities such as horseback riding, massages and even the release of turtles into the open sea. With small pools, showers and a great variety of food, this beach is characterized by the large number of restaurants that have been established in the place and have provided their services for years to all those who seek to spend a pleasant time.

At nightfall it is common to see people walking along the seashore, lighting and sending the traditional cantoya balloons with their deepest wishes and desires. Bonfil is also recognized among locals and tourists for having one of the best views of the bay, away from the entire coastal area of Acapulco where it is more common for people to crowd. It is also one of the best options for surfing because the waves tend to be intense.

Location: Alfredo V. Bonfil, Alfredo V Bonfil, Airport, 39893 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro.

Majahua Beach

South of Acapulco's Diamante zone, surrounded by nature, with a low swell and shallow depth is Majahua Beach. Although it is not well known for its secluded location, it does offer families with children the opportunity to spend some quiet time enjoying the sun, sea and sand. As in many restaurants found along the coast, in Majahua tourists can find places that specialize in the preparation of seafood and fish. And, in the northern part of this beach, there is a pier built on the rocky mass that separates it from Puerto Marqués.

From this point, you can see a great perspective of the peninsula, especially in the area where the mouth of the bay is structured. It is an extremely quiet place with a rustic atmosphere, without hotel or commercial complexes in its perimeter. Although activities in Majahua usually end at nightfall, during the Christmas holidays it is positioned as one of the safest and quietest destinations to welcome the new year.

Location: Last beach of Puerto Marqués, Pacific Coast. Approximately 10 km. south of the city of Acapulco.

Pie de la Cuesta

Between the Pacific Ocean and the Coyuca Lagoon, a piece of paradise is offered to the great amount of tourists that year after year look for a beach to celebrate the beginning of a new year. Pie de la Cuesta is the ideal option for all those whose swimming experience is high because its waves tend to be intense, however, it is also possible to take a pleasant boat ride through the Coyuca Lagoon, where the saltwater of the Pacific Ocean meets the freshwater of the aforementioned body of water.

At nightfall, visitors can appreciate the New Year's fireworks show from the comfort of the rustic palapas and hammocks on the seashore. Also, in the nearby restaurants you can order a snack or typical food of the region as your New Year's Eve dinner.

Location: It is located 10 km northwest of Acapulco, on a barrier that separates the Coyuca Lagoon from the Pacific Ocean.