Walking Tour – Divers – San Diego Fort – Downtown Acapulco $25-$35USD

Availabilities:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday    Whats included: Purified bottled water, energy bars               Extras: Gratuities

Pick up time Bay Area Option:  (Hotels within the Bay of Acapulco)      9:30 am – $25.00USD

Pick up time Diamond Option (Ex. Hotels located OUT of the Bay of Acapulco including Grand Mayan, Acapulco Princess, Mayan Palace, Banyan Tree Hotels                                                 9:00 am – $35.00USD

Tour will be private if your group is of 6 persons or more. Children of less than 12 years of age will pay half.

 

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San Diego Fort Museum

What You’ll Do
  • See the Dead Defying High Cliff Divers of la Quebrada
  • Visit San Diego Fort (1614) the only one buiding with a historical interest in Acapulco
  • Visit the Acapulco Cathedral, Our Lady of the Soletude.
  • Get inside tips from a local.
  • You can only pay AFTER TOUR how do you like that as a guarantee…

 

Overview
Admire at your own pace the world famous high cliff diving exhibition and Fort San Diego, one of the historical highlights of Acapulco, his museum focuses on colonial era of Mexico. Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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High Cliff, Divers Exhibition

What to Expect

Your knowlegeable and fun loving tour guide will pick you up right at the lobby or the entrance of the hotel and head to the “Meeting place”, once the group is complete we´ll take our van or bus transportation to head the first attraction premisses and we will then start our walking tour.

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Inside the Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Church

First stop.- Fort San Diego, one of the historical highlights of Acapulco. Housing a fine museum with air-conditioned and well- lit rooms depicting the main themes of the trans-Pacific trade, its 8-foot-thick walls contain unique and interesting professional exhibits that depict life in another era. This museum focuses on the era of the Manila Galleons, which came here yearly for 250 years. The exhibit rooms are arranged chronologically, starting on your right with the foundation of the Fort in 1614.
San Diego Fort
As you leave the Fort, you will, with your guide, see an iron gate directly ahead of you, with a pedestrian walkway beyond. Continuing down the walkway, you will see a street, Morelos, merging from the right.  Directly across is another street leading to the Zócalo. This street, after about a block, has been closed to vehicular traffic. Continue a half block and you’ll see new town square or Zócalo to the right you’ll see the domed Cathedral, built in 1936 in a Moorish style. The statue on the left tower is of San Felipe de Jesús, Mexico’s first saint.
San Diego Fort
As you stand always in company of your tour guide in the Zócalo facing the front door of the Cathedral, you will see another closed street leading directly to your left toward the grey telephone building with a number of aerials on the roof. Walk along this street, Hidalgo, and you will see any number of little shops dedicated to the sale of religious articles. A walk of about five minutes will take you to a tiny plaza with a sign “Bienvenidos a la Quebrada.” On your left you’ll see the headquarters of the municipal water works, Capama.
San Diego Fort
From here it’s only about ten minutes’ walk to la Quebrada, but it’s all uphill. If you’re running late, or feeling tired, hail a little blue taxi will run you up the hill. On your uphill walk along Avenida López Mateos you’ll pass any number of little family hotels, many with colorful flower designs stencilled on their walls. When you see an overpass, you’re nearly there. Walk up the ramp on the right, and you’re in the parking lot of la Quebrada. One of Acapulco’s first fine hotels, El Mirador, is on your right, and you’ll see the 1936 monument to the Manila Galleons (‘Nao de China’ in Spanish) directly ahead of you.
High Cliff Divers
The group will also make a shopping stop where you will enjoy beers, margaritas and sodas. Just past the monument, beneath the statue of a diver and between two cannons, you’ll have a spectacular view of the open Pacific. The stairway ahead of you leads down to the viewing platforms where you can watch the cliff divers. You can either see the Diving Exhibiton from “La Perla” Club of the El Mirador Hotel with a drink, $8.00 USD or from the Public Terrace where the admission will only be $2.50 USD Another ten-minute walk with your tour guide, but this time all downhill, will take you back to the Cathedral. On the way down, you’ll pass Bajos Electronics and Teatro Domingo Soler.  When the street starts up again and you see an overpass ahead of you, you are at or near the rear wall of the Cathedral. Take the first available turn to your right, and you’re back in the Zócalo where you will take a vehicle that will take you back to your hotel.
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What’s Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (selected hotel only) * Beverages * Professional Guide * Small group Tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
What to Remember
* moderate amount of walking is involved
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