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Address: Costera Miguel Aleman, s/n | Frente al Muelle Central, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
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A traditional Mexican town square.

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Lots of Action, Great View of the Bay & Good Food

The Zocalo is based in the main square of Acapulco where you will find a beautiful historical Cathedral. There are lots of shops and vendors in the square along with some very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Zocalo is based in the main square of Acapulco where you will find a beautiful historical Cathedral. There are lots of shops and vendors in the square along with some very good restaurants at a very reasonable price. It has received a major face lift and it is 95% complete. They added 3 areas where water shoots up from... More 

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Cabo Corrientes, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While a zocalo is always a great place to check out the local scene in any Mexican city/town, this one is getting a bit too commercialized for it to deserve more than an average rating.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We had to walk the the park to get to the Cathedral a while back, lots of stalls and people, a lovely Rotunda, noticed the Rotundas through all of Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place was really nice. Very pretty and lots to see. Lots of tourists around and good food! Worth visiting if your in Mexico.

1 Thank Gloria2010
Melbourne Australia
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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 

1 Thank MelbourneOztraveller
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,

1 Thank Abhishek M
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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