Staying at one of the Acapulco villa rentals has special perks; it will be close to cliff diving exhibitions. Since the 1930s, visitors have flocked to this Mexican escape to see diving exhibitions from atop the Clavadistas de la Quebrada's jagged cliffs; these rise more than 135 feet high, out of inlet waters that are only nine or so feet deep. Unique to Acapulco, this show draws crowds from all over the world. Visitors want to see the local divers who risk their lives and limbs; it is great entertainment as well as a tradition. This remarkable show will enrich your cultural experience while staying in your Acapulco vacation villa.
Where to Watch
To see these fearless divers, you have the option to take a taxi to the La Quebrada cliffs. You can then choose from among the three viewing areas to watch the show. At La Perla restaurant in Plaza Las Glorias, 39300, Acapulco, Guerrero, you can either get their fixed price for a couple of drinks or opt for a buffet meal. Their balcony seating gives you panoramic views of the area as well as of the cliff divers.
You can also walk down the ramp at La Quebrada Street or go to a lookout point at Sinfonia del Mar. Some tour operators offer packages that include transportation from your vacation villa in Acapulco to La Perla, dinner and good viewing seats for a decent price. One of these is Turismo Acapulco SA De CV and you can call them at (744) 460-4730 or (800) 822-5424.
What to Expect
There is a small entrance fee at the viewing area by the cliffs. If you want to have a closer view, you may want to bring binoculars. The show itself doesn't last very long but you will get to see these divers climb up the steep cliffs and pray before the nearby shrine before jumping off. Cruisers also arrive for the shows; you may want to arrive earlier to beat the crowd in getting a good viewing spot. If you wish to have a memento, you can also purchase a souvenir booklet and have the divers autograph it.
When to Watch
The 10:30 late night show is special because the cliff divers use torches to increase the excitement. If you want to catch the first evening show at 7:30, head there in the late afternoon so you'll have plenty of time to explore the surrounding sights and choose your preferred viewing location. This first evening show has the sunset for a backdrop. The first show of the day is at 1:00 p.m., but they also perform at 8:30 pm. and 9:30 p.m.
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