Famous for its stunning sunsets and fishing, Pie de la Cuesta is a small town considered a suburb of Acapulco and located near La Quebrada, about 10 km / 9 miles north of the city center.
About Pie de la Cuesta Acapulco
Just 10km from Acapulco is the sleepy coastal suburb, a rustic seaside town occupied by some superb guesthouses and seafood restaurants.
But it is the strange combination of spectacular sunset views from the long beach and bloody sunrises over the lagoon that has made this place famous, as the city sits on a narrow strip of land bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Laguna de Coyuca (where part of Rambo: First Blood Part II was filmed).
The large freshwater lagoon contains several islands, including Isla Pajaros, a bird sanctuary.
If you need to get away from Acapulco, travel northwest to this place, a small resort that contains a calm lagoon excellent for water skiing.
You’ll also find plenty of local resorts and restaurants, perfect for couples looking for secluded romance or a break from Acapulco’s hectic shores.
If you choose to spend the night, this place offers a variety of hotel options.
Past visitors have praised the beautiful beach (especially the sunsets), but have warned of strong waves that may not be suitable for young or inexperienced swimmers.
You can also take a boat tour of the lagoon for a small fee. While Pie de la Cuesta offers travelers a respite from an often crowded (and, frankly, old-fashioned) Acapulco, the area isn’t ideal for those seeking great dining and nightlife options. For that, try the closest Punta Diamante.
¿How is the place?
With big waves and a strong undercurrent, the sea here is not suitable for swimming, although there are always plenty of activities nearby.
The Lion King Castle is a definite highlight in Pie de la Cuesta de Acapulco, with beach volleyball courts, along with ball fields and a good restaurant.
Nearby, Laguna de Coyuca is a large freshwater lagoon and a haven for local wildlife.
It is a long strip of land bordered by a rough sea on one side and a very calm lagoon on the other. You can go water skiing in the lagoon, as well as excursions to see the “island” (Isla Montosa) in the lagoon where you can find crocodiles caught by Don Pío, the man who lived there.
The beach’s slightly rougher waves and remote location of Acapulco’s tourist hub explain its lack of popularity with tourists, but the “closer to nature” vibe, romantic sunsets, much better prices, and many of the good little parents. the resorts there make up for the number of tourists it receives.
¿Where is Foot of the slope?
It is located 10 minutes from Acapulco, Gro.