Historical and Cultural Tour: Aside from fabulous beaches, Acapulco is filled with history and culture. Explore its historic highlights with a tour through the ages.
* Incredible views from the bay to the Chapel of Peace
* Get to grips with history at the San Diego Fort
* Visit John Wayne’s hideout
Get on board an air conditioned vehicle to visit the main historical places in Acapulco. We get started in Las Brisas overlooking Acapulco Bay to pay a visit to the Chapel of Peace, erected as a memorial to the builder’s two children who perished in a place crash. Just to the side a huge 42 metre cross reaches high into the sky, which you can see from any point in the port. The views over the bay from the chapel will leave you amazed.
Our next stop is the San Diego Fort, home to the Historical Museum of Acapulco, unique in design and military engineering. The fort was built in 1567 and destroyed later on in an earthquake. After its reconstruction in 1700, the exhibition now traces history from colonial times to present day.
After passing through the centre of the city, where you can stop briefly to buy a souvenir, we arrive at the house of Dolores Olmedo, a great patron of the arts and culture in Mexico. Between 1956 and 1957, when Diego Rivera was a friend of Mrs. Olmedo he lived in her house due to illness. Here he painted his last work before dying.
Before returning to your hotel, visit Hotel Los Flamingos, formerly owned by movie legend John Wayne. The hotel was ‘The Duke’s’ hideaway for himself and his Hollywood cronies: Johnny Weismueller’s famed round-house is here as well. You will have time to stroll in the grounds and enjoy a refreshment.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: Operates Tuesday to Sunday.