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Zocalo

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A traditional Mexican town square.
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Costera Miguel Aleman, s/n | Frente al Muelle Central, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
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All reviews local vendors natural beauty walk around the cruise ship terminal nice place to visit cathedral
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Alvaro Plaza is the main plaza in Zocalo the original old part of Acapulco. The local people gather here at night and the music starts. There are some wonderful large Banyan Tree with immense root systems here. There is also the impressive main Cathedral...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank danks44
Reviewed January 24, 2019

Located across the street frome the Bay cruise boat dock, lively center wirh beautiful old Banyon trees, local vendors, & restaurants

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank docloc002
Reviewed January 12, 2019

We were there from Thanksgiving to New Years. The Zocalo was such a fun/busy place to walk around at night ... so many lights and decorations, music playing everywhere. Lots of restaurants to choose from too. Tons of vendors set up tables in the evenings...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SunnyBeaches_09
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

In order to get a real flavor of Mexico and Acapulco, find the main Zocalo or town square. Local culture hits you right in the face. Local merchants display their wares and its a good place to souvenir shop. Don’t forget to bargain.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JordanS8
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Was nice to wait inside the ac and drink a beer while we wait for the boat to go.. the church have a unique architecture. :)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephane G
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is supposedly the centre of town and it takes around 20 minutes to walk from the cruise ship terminal. You cannot miss the cathedral. When we were there the police band were playing. I was not sure whether to be reassured that all the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I was in Acapulco for New Year's and spent an enjoyable late afternoon here. Fun place to take snapshots of vendors, food, etc.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Cathryn C
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Ive been to the zocalo many times but they recently renovated it and destroyed a lot of the natural beauty such as removing a lot of the old trees there.Its still a nice place to visit but not like before.There are still stores and restaurants...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank acaRich
Reviewed January 5, 2018

There is a cathedral, which can't be seen from distance as there are so many trees covering it. Few, very few restaurants but so many street sellers. Its crowded with people selling the regular non-interesting things

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bodrimir
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Great way to get a sense of the local culture. Local vendors selling all sorts of goods and great place to just sit and get a feel for Acapulco.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Laura H
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