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Address: Costera Miguel Aleman, s/n | Frente al Hotel Fiesta Americana, Acapulco 39690, Mexico
Activities: People-watching, Antiquing
Description: One of the most famous in Acapulco, this beach has loads of water...
One of the most famous in Acapulco, this beach has loads of water activities and restaurants, and is particularly gay-friendly.
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Best place to hang out

Wether you enjoy hanging out with the locals or being a tourist the Condessa is a great area. Lots of things to do from markets to food. Very walkable. People are friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Wether you enjoy hanging out with the locals or being a tourist the Condessa is a great area. Lots of things to do from markets to food. Very walkable. People are friendly and buckets of local beers are very cheap.

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Dublin, Ireland
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65 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Spent the morning at the beach in Acapulco, Playa Francia happened to be closest to our hotel and was recommended to have less of a rip from the waves. The beach is very cramped with lots of zoning off by hotels and acitivity providers. We rented two chairs and a parasol after some haggling. The sand gradient is very steep... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a great hopping wild area for the spring break crowd to hang and flirt and play in the sun. It is busy, there is always music going and lots to look at and do. I am too old for this area now but have many wild, fond memories here.ZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!

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Floral Park, New York
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21 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Playa Condesa is one of the better swim spots along the bay if your directly at the Fiesta Americana you have 3 huge rock formations that protect the shore from any large waves. Down further by Paradise you have more wave and undertow issues and swimming there at times can be difficult. There is usually a good crowd especially on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A nice long stretch of beach to walk. Perfect if you're already staying long this stretch, but may not be considered a great 'destination' beach. Plenty of opportunities to sit and enjoy a drink or snack. Dozens of beach-vendors toting their items for sale; they are respectful and don't hassle you to buy from them, like other Mexican cities. Jet... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You can rent a chair under a palapa for 100 pesos ($8). I was staying at the gay only Bed & Breakfast named Casa Condesa, it is only 10 minutes walking distance. I also recommend that B&B , very nice staff, nice swimming pool, long chairs where you can sunbath nude with nice boys/men around you. Very relax place, Casa... More 

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Playa Condesa is the most popular beach in Acapulco, for good reason, and has been welcoming world travelers and domestic visitors for decades. In the high season there are hundreds of service workers taking care of the massive amount of beachgoers with at least 20 massage therapists, waiters with menus galore providing beach umbrella service and non-stop vendors of every... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I tried to explore as much as i could as far as beach area goes, but if we go on looking on different factors this area its the best around the main coast beaches. Playa Condesa its located on an area where there are a lot of clubs and some 3, 4 and 5 stars on the area. If u... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Very safe, has lifeguard. The surf is calmer here too. Many vendors and places to order drinks or food delivered to your umbrella Walk past Fiesta Americana, look for sign Playa Accesso. Be aware that umbrella rental is 50 pesos. (its not a scam)

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

we walked for awhile going to the so called famous playa condessa. no one was there and there was no one on the beach. it was all shops and resturants and one bungie jumping station that was not open.

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