Sports and Activities on the Beaches of Acapulco

Acapulco is the ideal destination for those travelers who love water sports. Its great sea scape, which includes caves, reefs, beaches and a perfect tropical climate that due to its geographical characteristics and its warm tropical climate the temperature of its waters averaging 25ºC, make it an ideal place to practice water sports.

In general, Acapulco is a wonderful place to practice surfing, diving, snorkeling, water skiing and other water activities. The privileged geography that it has, the efficient tourist infrastructure that characterizes it and the helpfulness of the locals, are factors that contribute to it´s excellence.

If you are more for adventure and exploring, and above all know the flora and fauna of Acapulco, the ideal for you is rafting or river descent, some of the best and most accessible activities of adventure tourism that in Acapulco can be practiced in a paradisiacal environment. The descent in rivers allows us to observe different species of animals and plants. The most suitable and recommended site for rafting is the Papagayo River, defined by its rapids and currents, which can become class II.

Kitesurfing: A gliding sport in which a surfboard is used, pulled by a parachute that is attached to the body of the person by a harness. It is necessary that those who wish to practice it have a minimum experience using a surfboard or even a ski. Although it may not seem so, it is considered a totally safe sport due to the harness with which the body is fastened. On the other hand, it has different modalities, such as the ”freestyle” focused on jumps and maneuvers, the ”race” in which races between buoys and the well-known surf are carried out.

Kayaking: Near Acapulco is a paradisiacal corner, Roqueta Island, famous for its beauty and its impressive beach called ”Caleta”. This place is ideal for paddling and basking in the sun. On the other hand, it is also possible to visit the Laguna de Coyuca on the island, which allows visitors to get to know the local fauna, especially birds such as pelicans, herons and cormorants.

Water Skiing: A mixture between surfing and skiing, it has the distinction of having been invented in Acapulco. The Bay of Santa Lucia is the ideal place to practice this water sport in which speed is a primary factor.

Diving and Snorkeling: Acapulco is the perfect place to do them, especially on the aforementioned Roqueta Island. On the island it is possible to swim in calm waters full of tropical fish and colorful corals.

Sportfishing: Black or blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, barracuda and even sharks, are some of the species that can be fished in the region. The coastal waters of Acapulco are famous for the great level it offers for sport fishing, where you can even fish the incredible Pacific Sailfish, a beautiful creature of impressive size.

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