Acapulco Parks and Gardens
(Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico)
Acapulco is home to a number of large parks and pretty gardens, close to the city centre.
Covering almost 18,000 acres / 7,285 hectares, Laguna de Coyuca is a vast freshwater lagoon and is known around Acapulco for its exotic planting and wealth of indigenous wildlife.
Another scenic lake is the Laguna de Tres Palos, which is situated close to Acapulco Bay, while the family orientated Parque Papagayo is a great place to relax, with many open spaces, pathways and play areas. The main parks and gardens in Acapulco are described here.
Parque Papagayo (Papagayo Park)
Address: Costera Miguel Alemán, Frente a Playa Hornos, Acapulco, 39670, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 744 485 9623
Acapulco's Parque Papagayo is a traditional city park and regularly used by both locals and visitors alike, featuring a number of large expanses of water. People come here to relax away from the city life and enjoy the facilities available, which include a playing field, playground areas for young children, roller-skating rink, lake complete with pedalos, skateboard area, animal enclosure with sea turtles and crocodiles, and even traditional fairground rides.
Open hours: daily - 05:00 to 23:00
Laguna de Coyuca (Coyuca Lagoon)
Address: Carretera Pie de la Cuesta, Acapulco, 39460, Mexico, MX
A wealth of birds reside at Laguna de Coyuca, making the lake especially popular with bird watchers and nature lovers. For those looking for recreational activities, water-skiing is amongst the most popular activities, along with sailing, angling and strolling. A number of eateries surround the shoreline and provide good food with a view.
Open hours: daily
Laguna de Tres Palos
Address: Carretera Aeropuerto, Acapulco, 39879, Mexico, MX
The Laguna de Tres Palos is an especially beautiful lake and located on the eastern side of Acapulco Bay and within easy reach of the city's nearby airport. A particularly scenic spot brimming with native flora and fauna, visitors to the Laguna de Tres Palos will also discover a series of canals, where jet-skiing and boating is available.
Open hours: daily