If it’s done on water, you’ll find it in Acapulco. The calm waters of Acapulco Bay are perfect for water sports of every variety. For those looking for fishing charter, tournaments, yacht rentals, and sailing regatta info, the Acapulco Yacht Club and Marina Acapulco have numerous events throughout the year. Head to the Papagayo River for a thrilling ride. Swimming is generally safe at all beaches along the bay, but can be hazardous at Revolcadero, Puerto Marques, and Pie de la Cuesta Beaches. Caution is advised.
Snorkeling: is popular around Caleta and Caletilla Beaches, and off Roqueta Island. Best sites are at El Ripio, Las Palmas, and Bahia de Yerbabuena Beaches. Parasailing was invented in Acapulco, and promises a thrilling view of the bay (make sure you get a roundtrip ticket!). Jet skis, hobie cats and “broncos” (mini motor boats) can be rented at many spots around the bay. Windsurfing is catching on. Check out the rentals at “El Colonial,” a restaurant and water sports center near the "zocalo".
Sport fishing: is available through most hotels, with charters leaving from the downtown dock across from the "zocalo". Catches include sailfish, marlin, and dorado. There is also good fresh water fishing at Tres Palos Lagoon and Coyuca Lagoon. Contact the "Sociedad Cooperativa Turistica" (Travel Cooperative Society), whose licensed captains operate big game fishing charters.