Isla de la Roqueta
Isla de la Roqueta is the large island off the coast of the Las Playas area of Traditional Acapulco. It's a big stony crag of an island topped with green vegetation and offering the tiny, rustic beach Playa Roqueta, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and a few palapa-style restaurants. The only way to get to the island is by boat. Most larger boat tours of the bay stop off at the island and there are some good glass-bottom boat tours as well. Not only can use see all varieties of tropical fish, but the Capilla Submarina, an underwater statue of the Virgin of Gaudalupe is located offshore.
The island also offers a small zoo containing a good sampling of exotic animals. Hiking the island is another great activity for the ecotourist and adventurer in you. Trails pass by the lighthouse and go to the tiny, isolated Playa Marin.
If you like the sun, sea, sand and a bit of peaceful seclusion, you'll enjoy a trip to the Isla de la Roqueta. If going with a big group doesn't turn you on, a few bucks, a little Spanish, and a handshake will get one of Acapulco's fisherman to take you over there.
If you have the time, a boat trip or two during your stay is recommended. And if you take a boat trip, don't forget to try the glass bottom boats and ask to see the Capilla Submarina. It's a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe located on the sea floor between La Isla de la Roquta and the Caleta beaches.