AAA Editor Notes
Chapel of Peace (La Capilla de la Paz) is off Carretera Escénica, the southern extension of Boulevard Miguel Alemán, in the exclusive Las Brisas residential neighborhood. Standing high on a hilltop, this modern, non-denominational open-air chapel is distinguished by a white cross standing 130 feet tall, a landmark that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Overlooking the southern end of Acapulco Bay at an elevation of 1,200 feet above sea level—the city's highest point—the chapel grounds offer spectacular views and the best photo ops in town. Cascading water and well-kept gardens add to the beauty of this peaceful spot.
The best way to visit the chapel is to hire a driver/guide for the steep drive to the mountaintop, complete with glimpses of beautiful homes precariously perched on hillsides. The best time to go is in the evening in order to witness the sun setting over the bay. For a truly stunning photo, stake out a spot near The Hands of Brotherhood (Las Manos de la Hermandad) sculpture; the clasped hands provide a perfect framing feature.