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You can see the iconic white cross of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) from almost anywhere in Acapulco. Trek up to the actual site to reward yourself with incredible views of the city and surrounding area in a uniquely tranquil setting.
The chapel itself is very simple and lets its surroundings take center stage. It is non-denominational and all inclusive. Walk inside the clean A-frame structure and enjoy its light, airy atmosphere. Look out through the front wall, made entirely of glass, to the cross and Acapulco below.
The outside is just as serene as the inside. Wander through the chapel gardens. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of cascading fountains and lush blooms. Walk close to the massive cross, which stands over 130 feet (39 meters) high.
Plan your visit to coincide with sunset. From your elevated vantage point, you have a unique view of the sun sinking below Acapulco Bay. Get a perfect photo opportunity at Las Manos de la Hermandad. This iconic sculpture by famed artist Claudio Favier features two clasped hands beckoning toward the heavens. If you time it right, the hands perfectly frame the setting sun. Be prepared to jostle for a spot with the other tourists to get this shot.
Regardless of the time of day that you visit, the views are unparalleled. Look out across Acapulco Bay to the city below. See the beaches in the Golden Zone and the lush mountains beyond. Directly in front of the bay, enjoy views of Isla de la Roqueta. This picturesque island is known for its snorkeling and hiking, along with a zoo and lighthouse.
Consider hiring a driver to take you up the steep roads to the Capilla de la Paz. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you ascend. The route takes you through the exclusive Las Brisas neighborhood. Admire the beautiful estates and houses that seem to cling to the mountainside.
Visit Capilla de la Paz daily. The church closes for a few hours in the afternoon, but you can explore the grounds any time of day. There is no admission fee.
Located in Costera Acapulco, this beach resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Diana Galleries Mall and Gran Plaza Shopping Mall.
Situated near the airport, this luxury resort is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from El Rollo Acapulco and within 6 mi (10 km) of Diana the Huntress and Bahia de Puerto Marques. Condesa Beach and Playa Revolcadero are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Costera Acapulco, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, just steps from Playa El Morro, Condesa Beach, and Diana the Huntress. Gran Plaza Shopping Mall and Icacos Beach are also within 15 minutes.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Playa Guitarrón property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Botanical Gardens of Acapulco, El Rollo Acapulco, and Acapulco Convention Center. Acapulco Golf Club is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
Located in La Cima, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Chapel of Peace and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Icacos Beach. Capilla Del Atardecer and Botanical Gardens of Acapulco are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Brisas del Marqués, this luxury resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Capilla Del Atardecer and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Icacos Beach. Chapel of Peace and Punta Diamante Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Acapulco, this historic villa is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Chapel of Peace and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Icacos Beach. Capilla Del Atardecer and Botanical Gardens of Acapulco are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in La Cima, this condo building is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Capilla Del Atardecer and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Icacos Beach. Chapel of Peace and Punta Diamante Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).