Located 30 minutes away from Acapulco’s bay, visitors will find Roqueta Island, a protected area home to a treasure of tropical fauna and flora. The waters of this heavenly island are ideal for a variety of water sports, such as snorkeling and scuba diving. Its reefs, named elephant rock and mint rock, are home to a great variety of multi-colored species that will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Legend has it that the island was used by pirates to hide valuables from their loots of ships navigating the ocean. Roqueta Island offers some very pleasant beaches, such as Lovers Beach and Roqueta Beach. One section is ideal for those just beginning in scuba diving, and the southern section is craggy and attracts the most experienced divers that admire the remains of shipwrecks at the bottom of the ocean.
The island is located in front of Caleta and Caletilla Beach, right in the heart of Acapulco. People can reach this place only by boat, and can watch the submerged Guadalupe Virgin, patron saint of fishermen, through a glass on the boat’s floor. If you are looking for a spot full of adventure, or just strengthen your contact with nature, this site offers a park zoo with hundreds of species, such as iguanas, deer, monkeys, giraffes, crocodile, antelopes, tigers, lions and other fauna species from tropical regions. At the island’s highest point, visitors will find the lighthouse, which is the best place to admire a beautiful view of Santa Lucia Bay. From this privileged spot, you can savor a delicious fish dish at one of the restaurants located at the pier.