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Archaeological Palma Sola Petroglyphs, Mercado & Lunch

Archaeological Palma Sola Petroglyphs, Mercado & Lunch

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Dive into Mexican history and culture by visiting Palma Sola, the only archaeological site in the Bay area. Visit the Witch Doctor Market of Acapulco - an astonishing and unbelievable place. Head to a beautiful beach restaurant for typical Mexican food.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off is provided to Cruise Ship Pier, Hotels, Condominiums, and Air B & B properties. • The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it. • Please contact your friendly activity provider to define the exact time and place of pickup.
Private or small groups available


  • Learn from an informative, friendly, and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Visit and be amazed by the Witch Doctor at the Municipal Market
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
Full description
Your friendly, knowledgeable tour guide will pick you up at the lobby entrance of your hotel. Already on board your tour, you will head towards the hills of Acapulco as your guide explains all there is to know about the history of Palma Sola, learning about the lifestyle of the working class of Mexico and general information about the country. After a visit to Palma Sola that will not last less than one hour and a half, the tour will head to the Mercado Municipal: a really eye-opener. This large Mexican market is fascinating.  There will be so much to see—dry goods, housewares, gorgeous flowers, candy, live roosters, fresh produce and much more. Many stalls feature health care products, which were a combination of herbal remedies and Santeria (witch doctor) type spells and prayers to saints. One of these stalls has a cage full of large live bugs and animals whose purpose you´d prefer not to ask about.  Once you have finished visiting the market you will head back to your hotel.
  • Admissions
  • Entrances
  • Fees
  • Icy cold purified bottled water
  • Energy bars
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
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Acapulco Municipal Market & Palma Sola Archaeological Zone

Roger and Alex our guides picked me up very punctually, they were very knowledgeable and fun to be with, they make my visit not only an interesting one but fun as well. We were the only visitors so we had an uninterrupted time exploring the site. It is steep, hot and muggy but worth the trek to see the rock drawings from nearly 3000 years ago. A wonderful way to spend an hour or two and take you away from the hustle and bustle of busy Acapulco. We after head visiting the Municipal Market, this is different than the so called flea market, the goods are fruit, spices, home baked goods, some crafts, and pottery. After visiting it, I think we saw the real people of Acapulco this is a great place to buy fresh foods and other lovely items. I recommend this tour if yo u want to get out of the beaten path and if you want to learn about Mexico.

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November 18, 2016

Product ID: 67043