Come to Playa Barra Vieja Acapulco for an Acapulco beach experience without the metropolitan backdrop. Located about an hour south of the city, it feels like another world. Go horseback riding along the beach or feast on fresh seafood.
¿How to get to Playa Barra Vieja Acapulco?
A little less than an hour from the coast of Acapulco is this quiet beach that offers impressive scenery, a variety of recreational activities and delicious local dishes.
Barra Vieja is located 56 km southeast of Acapulco, following the highway to the airport, and then 5 km further northeast, passing the tip of Barra Vieja.
¿What to do in Barra Vieja Acapulco?
Take a leisurely stroll along the ocean and enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Pull up a beach chair and kick back in Mexico’s warm, sunny weather. Because it faces the open ocean, be prepared for a variety of wave forces crashing ashore. Even experienced swimmers should pay attention to water conditions.
Barra Vieja beach offers many interesting activities. Go horseback riding on the beach or speed on an ATV quad bike. Take a boat tour of the lagoon and see the impressive wildlife of the area, from tropical birds to dolphins. Watch a waterfront stroll around sunset, when you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular fiery sky.
Due to its location outside of the city, Playa de Barra Vieja has a much more local feel than many of the other beaches in Acapulco. Enjoy delicious meals at its traditional local restaurants. Try a regional specialty such as the popular snapper zarandeado, a whole red snapper that is marinated in spicy seasonings.
Some hotels are located between the beach and the international airport of Acapulco. Find a much wider selection of services further north, closer to Acapulco, from luxury accommodations to hotels with nightclubs. However, Playa de Barra Vieja is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle, offering a calm and natural beach experience.
¿How do I get to Barra Vieja Acapulco?
Drive south from Acapulco along the coast to reach Playa de Barra Vieja. It is about 36 miles (58 kilometers) outside of Acapulco’s city center. Arrive conveniently at Acapulco International Airport in about 20 minutes. This proximity makes Playa de Barra Vieja an excellent first or last stop on your Acapulco agenda.
It is worth giving yourself plenty of time at Barra Vieja beach. Here are some of the best things to do:
The Barra Vieja tour and turtle release with lunch is just one of the exciting experiences offered here.
Take a look at our things to do in Acapulco page to find even more activities in the area.