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.