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Address: Costera Miguel Aleman, s/n | Frente al Muelle Central, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
Activities: Dining
Description: A traditional Mexican town square.
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The old Historical Center of Acapulco - Worth a Visit

The old historic centre of Acapulco, based on the main square or Zocalo with its unusually decorated Cathedral, has become rather run-down over the last couple of decades and many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The old historic centre of Acapulco, based on the main square or Zocalo with its unusually decorated Cathedral, has become rather run-down over the last couple of decades and many of the area's cheap hotels (catering to Mexicans of modest means) have closed down. But in the last eighteen months the city administration with help from historical and architectural researchers... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

El Zocalo is a a big market place filled with local vendors and you can find close to everything from food, clothing, shoes, sovenirs and it lights up beautifully during the evening. You can take a walk and the breeze of the palms are a great refresher.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Its good to be there once.Nightlife,drinks,cruises,water sports what else you need on a holiday.. Went there with my friends on a small trip for 4 days.Stayed in Los Flamingos.In peak season . the place is crowded with locals.you can hire taxi or can take a bus to go from one place to another,

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Rogers City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Zocalo was one of the first places visited when I came to Acapulco in 1998. It was just a short walk from Etel Suites & part of the reason we enjoy staying there. There is always something going on....mimes put on shows for the children....dancing sometimes....a flea market. & music. Several restaurants, Mi Piaci & Raquel's are two of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

They are still working on the Zocalo but it has a new look. They continue to remodel it, new walk ways, new fountains all the buildings facing the zocalo all now look the same.I you want a nice inexpensive dinner and people watch the locals you can kill a few hours in the zocalo. At the night the local Indians... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I can only describe this Port as one of the best from It's Natural Beauty, history, and The People's Culture, who come out decent like any other human been to work and Welcome you with a Great Smile like It's Ancestors. After all they represent the richness of the Indian of The Americas...Mixed with European too... Like La Malinche The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First time back after 10 years, I cant say it will ever improve, even with the restorations being done.I agree with Luis m. Review. Its is actually depressing .. It seems they are in Such. A rut.and dont have the desire for Change.the other thing we have notice is when things are slow,the priced go up,mexico is not cheap. The... More 

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Port Alberni, BC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Zocalo is a mess this year. The Gazebo has been ripped down, you can't sit outside at Mi Piacia. All the center part is blocked off for reconstructionl Hopefully next year it will be back to normal or better

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Since there are no more city police, all the villagers are setting up tents and tables, leaving you very little room to walk. I was there in june and this February, it got even worse in the last month. Saw a few scruffs between vendors snd tourists, the locals all know that there are now only Federal Police, and these... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

it looks like they are trying to revive the area, but it is incredibly rundown and there really isn't much to see.

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Address: Costera Miguel Aleman, s/n | Frente al Muelle Central, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Acapulco

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