La Quebrada

La Quebrada
Acapulco, GR - Map It
Phone: (744) 483-1260

AAA Editor Notes

La Quebrada is high above downtown Acapulco; from the cathedral, take Calle La Quebrada about 4 blks. w. Watching cliff divers (clavadistas) plunge from atop this natural rock wall into a narrow cove bordered by treacherous rocks some 135 feet below is perhaps the signature Acapulco experience. These fearless young men (after saying a prayer at a small shrine on the cliffs) stand on a ledge illuminated by a spotlight and then perform a dive that relies on split-second timing; the tide fills the cove with swirling surf and then recedes quickly, leaving the water level as low as 12 feet for a brief period. You can watch the divers from a public observation deck next to the El Mirador Acapulco hotel; arrive early for the best views. The hotel's La Perla restaurant also offers meal seatings for the evening performances. Food is available.
Observation deck 40 pesos (about $2.15 U.S.); many people also tip the divers, as they rely solely on tips in return for providing death-defying entertainment.
Hours: Divers perform daily at 12:45 and at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m.