This seems to be a resort town with lots of new construction. We took a ship snorkeling excursion. They have a coral reef. Warm water 82F (even in January).
This port seems built for cruise stops. If we were to visit again, we would probably skip the ship excursion and go with a local.
There are shops, restaurants, and a public beach within walking distance of the cruise dock.
Acapulco seems to be a has-been port. There are nice areas, but poverty and age make it feel run down. Our post tour walk was a little uncomfortable.
Nice port for pictures, but no interest in returning to Acapulco.
Plenty of restaurants, shops, and tours available within walking distance. In hindsight, would not waste money on ship excursion.
Our only tender port, which shortens time available ashore.
Industrial port, so not much to do within walking distance. For a cheaper option, take a taxi from port to old city, however, we were happy to pay for the extra security of a ship excursion at Cartagena.
Within walking distance from the cruise dock, there is a public beach with street vendors selling souvenirs.
We could not find any ship excursions in Guatemala that interested us, so we arrived in port and just shopped the tents that were setup in port. Vendors had some good deals for negotiation.
There was a free shuttle to a restaurant about a mile away that offered free wifi. Nice to catch up with email. This option seemed popular with the crew as well.
Some friends took a taxi to San Jose. They stayed in the cab and returned to the port -- not visitor friendly.
We were happy to shop the port vendor tents and get some cheap internet access.