Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco Bay Beaches

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If you’re visiting Acapulco, there’s a good chance you came to spend some time on the beach. Don’t let that get in the way of your running routine — the beaches of Acapulco Bay offer about 6 km of running. The sand is a little on the soft side, but it’s relatively flat and firm at low tide. Runners can begin at Playa Las Hamacas and continue east to the rocks at the Fiesta Americana. It’s 3 km one way, or 6 km out and back. Here, the beach is divided by a rocky spit, but it’s possible to run another 3 km along Playa Icacos on the east side, between the Holiday Inn and the Naval Base. Bonus: on the west end, runners can continue along Av. Costera Miguel Aleman on the Malecón de Acapulco.

Essentials
  • Up to 6 km (4 miles) out and back
  • 3 meters (9 feet)
  • Av. Costera Miguel Aleman
  • Av. Costera Miguel Aleman