The Roqueta Island Acapulco offers a popular beach with possibilities for snorkeling and diving. You can rent snorkel gear, kayaks, and more. From Playa Caleta, boats regularly make the eight-minute trip.
Alternatively, glass-bottom boats (from the company Yates Fondo Cristal) make a trip from here or the zócalo, pointing out celebrity homes, marine life, and the Virgen de los Mares, a submerged bronze statue of the Virgin.
About the Island
Island Roqueta is an island of approximately 8 hectares, and is located 30 minutes from the coast of Acapulco. On the island there is a zoo that shows various species of tropical animals and animals from other parts of the world. This beautiful protected area is a mix of green nature with the sounds of animals.
¿How to get to the island of Roqueta?
La Roqueta can be reached in a 15-minute drive aboard a motorboat or glass-bottom boat. This is a quiet place to sunbathe, snorkel, windsurf or just take a walk to the lighthouse. Beach chairs, inner tubes, and canoes can be rented.
Standing submerged in the harbor near La Roqueta is a bronze statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The shrine is best viewed on a glass-bottom boat ride, as it is not easily visible from the surface. Round-trip boat tickets can be purchased at Caleta Beach; the boat stops to see the statue on the way to the island.
It also has places to eat and relax, as well as a lighthouse that serves as a lookout point at the top of the island. The view from there is spectacular and should not be missed. Boats to La Roqueta leave every 45 minutes from the pier at Playa Caleta