If you’re in Acapulco for more than a few days, you may need a change of pace from saltwater, sun and the bustle of La Costera. Coyuca Lagoon is a natural freshwater oasis to the west of the city, in Pie de la Cuesta. The lagoon is lined with palms and surrounded by coconut groves. You can swim, horseback ride, birdwatch and water ski. Then, there are also plenty of places to grab a meal or even make your trip in to an overnight. Numerous operators run ecological boat tours to Coyuca. Most of these tours are half-day affairs, so if you’re looking for something more leisurely, ask around or plan a Coyuca Lagoon sojourn on your own. Bogie and Hepburn filmed some of the scenes in their classic film "The African Queen" at the Coyuca Lagoon.
Beaches/Bodies of Water