Isla de la Roqueta

Isla de la Roqueta

  • Mostly hetero
  • Public beach
  • Little Infrastructure
  • Hiking
  • Excursions
  • Eco Tourism
  • Zoo
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure

Roqueta is the rocky lump of an island reached after a 10-minute boat ride from the Caleta/Caletilla beach in Old Acapulco. It has two beaches of its own. The main beach - a narrow strip of sand - is east of the pier and quickly fills up with sunbathers and water-sport enthusiasts, who can rent kayaks, masks and other equipment. Even beginner snorkelers can enjoy the marine riches in the surrounding waters, a reserve where the gentle whale shark is known to play. More advanced divers will head for the island's two reefs or an underwater shrine - a two-ton bronze statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which can also be viewed through the glass-bottom-boat alternative to the water taxi. Near the port are restaurants serving seafood and typical dishes. There is also a small zoo.

Marin Beach, also known as Lovers' Beach, is so isolated you have to hike a bit to reach it and must take everything you need with you. Naturists will enjoy hiking the island paths to view tropical plant and animal wildlife. At the top of the climb is a lighthouse with spectacular views.

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Isla Roqueta, Acapulco

With a 24-hour friendly reception staff and clean, cozy rooms, the 2-star Hotel Bungalows Puerto Angel provides an unassuming place to sleep when you're not enjoying the nearby Caleta beach. The Santa Lucia...
  • Apartments - Aparthotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
0.2 km
Hotel Olimar

Hotel Olimar, in Acapulco's downtown hotel district, offers modest accommodations at low prices. Each room has a private bath, fan, TV, and free toiletries, and several have kitchenettes. The front desk is...
  • Inn
  • LGBTQ-friendly

Steps from Caletilla beach, the Hotel Montemar is a simple 11-room hotel with small pool. Several of the guestrooms can sleep large parties up to eight, so groups on a budget would do well here. All rooms...
  • Inn
  • LGBTQ-friendly

La Cabaña de Caleta on Caleta beach, one of the oldest beaches in Acapulco, is frequented by locals who appreciate the service, Mexican seafood dishes and affordable prices for food and drink. Its...
  • Beach
  • Local Cuisine
1.4 km
Mi Piaci

Mi Piaci ("I like it") is an affordable Italian restaurant that offers pastas, meat dishes and over-baked pizzas and calzones. On the Zócalo, it has an outdoor terrace and and air-conditioned dining room. It...
  • Casual
  • Italian

The thatch-roofed El Nono is at street level only two steps to the popular Hornos Beach. Decorated with photos of Old Acapulco, it serves reasonably priced meals and cold beer and doesn't allow vendors...
  • Seafood
  • Local Cuisine
Mandara
3.1 km
Mandara

  • Nightclub
  • LGBTQ-friendly
4 km
Prince

Easy to find across from the Hotel Continental, Prince is a male-only bar with pop, house and techno for dancing. Known for hard partying, late hours and quick hookups.
  • Nightclub
  • For Men
Paradise Bar
4.6 km
Paradise Bar

  • Nightclub
  • LGBTQ-friendly