Although Playa Pie de la Cuesta is most famous for its brilliant sunsets, this sandy strip of beach flanked by glass-clear water is exquisite any time of day. The beach is set amid a small fishing village and close to downtown Acapulco, where the daiquiris are bottomless and discos thump with salsa beats into the wee morning hours. Palm-roofed palapas and beach clubs along the shoreline cater to the crowds who jet ski, fish, and kayak on the calm east end of Laguna Coyuca. March through October, Pie de la Cuesta's waves are too powerful for swimming and surfing.

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Expert Review of Playa Pie de la Cuesta

Beach Review of Playa Pie de la Cuesta

Away Travel Expert: Gary Chandler
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BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Lay out on the best beach in the Acapulco area, located about six miles (ten kilometers) northwest of Acapulco proper.
  • Be aware of powerful waves and undertow here; swimming and other water sports are safer in Laguna Coyuca, a freshwater lagoon just across the road.
  • Be sure to take a trip into Acapulco to see the famous cliff divers, who plunge 90 feet (30 meters) from La Quebrada cliff into the ocean below.

15 km. north of downtown Acapulco
Carretera Pie de la Cuesta
Parking: Open 24/7

Visitor Information

Neighborhood: Pie de la Cuesta Zone
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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