Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Playa de Barra Vieja

Just under an hour down the coast from Acapulco is this tranquil beach which offers stunning scenery, a variety of recreational activities and delicious local dishes.

Come to Playa de Barra Vieja 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 enjoy a feast of fresh seafood.

Take a leisurely stroll along the ocean and enjoy sweeping views across the Pacific Ocean. Set up a beach chair and lie back in Mexico’s warm, sunny weather. Because it faces the open ocean, be prepared for a variety of wave strengths crashing onshore. Even experienced swimmers should pay attention to the water conditions.

Playa de Barra Vieja offers many engaging activities. Go horseback riding on the beach or speed along on a quad ATV. Take a boat tour of the lagoon and see the area’s stunning wildlife, from tropical birds to dolphins. Time a waterfront stroll around sunset, when you’ll be rewarded with a dramatic fiery sky.

Because of its location outside the city, Playa de Barra Vieja has a much more local feel than many of Acapulco’s other beaches. Indulge in delicious meals at its local traditional restaurants. Try a regional specialty, such as the popular huachinango zarandeado, a whole red snapper that is marinated in spicy seasonings.

A few hotels are located between the beach and Acapulco International Airport. Find a much larger selection of amenities farther north closer to Acapulco, from luxury accommodations to hotels with thumping nightclubs. However, Playa de Barra Vieja is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle, offering a tranquil and natural beach experience.

Drive south from Acapulco along the coastline to reach Playa de Barra Vieja. It is about 36 miles (58 kilometers) outside of the center of the city of Acapulco. Conveniently reach Acapulco International Airport in about 20 minutes. This proximity makes Playa de Barra Vieja a great first or last stop on your Acapulco agenda.


Map

Top Hotel Deals

See all 123 Hotels near Barra Vieja Beach
£76
Bambuddha

Bambuddha

Carretera Barra Vieja Km 37, Acapulco
4.8
of 5, from 8 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Barra Vieja guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Campamento Tortuguero Playa Larga and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Barra Vieja Beach. Forum de Mundo Imperial is 10 mi (16 km) away.

£98
Casa Yalma Kaan Sensor

Casa Yalma Kaan Sensor

Crta Hacia Barra Vieja, Km 29 Lote 189, Acapulco
3.0
of 5, from 7 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Barra Vieja hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Campamento Tortuguero Playa Larga and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Barra Vieja Beach. Forum de Mundo Imperial is 9.9 mi (15.9 km) away.

£54
Mishol Hotel & Beach Club

Mishol Hotel & Beach Club

Carretera Barra Vieja Kilómetro 29, Acapulco
3.8
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Barra Vieja hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Campamento Tortuguero Playa Larga and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Barra Vieja Beach. Forum de Mundo Imperial and La Isla Shopping Village are also within 12 mi (20 km).

£122
Tres Vidas Acapulco

Tres Vidas Acapulco

Carretera a Barra Vieja Km 7 S/N, Acapulco
5.0
of 5, from 4 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This Barra Vieja hotel is on the beach, 2 mi (3.3 km) from Campamento Tortuguero Playa Larga, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Barra Vieja Beach and Forum de Mundo Imperial. Playa Revolcadero and La Isla Shopping Village are also within 12 mi (20 km).

£18
Canadian Resorts Acapulco

Canadian Resorts Acapulco

Carretera a Barra Vieja Km 24.5, Acapulco
2.9
of 5, from 10 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Boulevard Barra Vieja, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Forum de Mundo Imperial and within 9 mi (15 km) of Playa Revolcadero and Bahia de Puerto Marques. La Isla Shopping Village and Campamento Tortuguero Playa Larga are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Book House - Marina Diamante

Book House - Marina Diamante

De las Naciones S/N, Marina Diamante, Acapulco
3.8
of 5, from 4 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Diamante, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Forum de Mundo Imperial and La Isla Shopping Village. Playa Revolcadero and Bahia de Puerto Marques are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£53
Resort Mundo Imperial

Resort Mundo Imperial

Boulevard Barra Vieja No. 3, Acapulco
4.2
of 5, from 278 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Acapulco resort is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Forum de Mundo Imperial and La Isla Shopping Village. Playa Revolcadero and Bahia de Puerto Marques are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£55
Ocean Breeze Acapulco

Ocean Breeze Acapulco

Ave. Costera de las Palmas 1121, Acapulco
3.9
of 5, from 109 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Acapulco resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of La Isla Shopping Village and Forum de Mundo Imperial. Playa Revolcadero is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.