Punta Diamante#5 in Best Things To Do in Acapulco
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Acapulco is emerging from its outdated reputation toward a hip, classy and altogether modern Mexican city. This rapid transformation might not hold true in all of Acapulco, but one recently renovated area is really making its mark: Punta Diamante. Located on the south end of the city, across the bay from tourist-heavy Old Acapulco, Punta Diamante's hotels and restaurants are perfect for the luxury or romance traveler seeking a quiet, refined beach getaway far from Acapulco's hustle and bustle.
And though this stylish area might be too expensive to stay in, you should at least visit for a little while, if only to catch the sunset or take a few pictures atop the nearby Capilla de la Paz. Recent travelers highly recommended the area, stating that they felt very safe and apprieciated the clean beach and many amenities found in the area.
Getting to Punta Diamante is easy. Just take a cab or bus along La Costera to the south side of the bay. Be sure to reserve hotel rooms and restaurant tables well in advance since the area is becoming increasingly popular among travelers and locals alike.
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#1 La Quebrada Cliff Divers
Acapulco's most storied tradition vaults daily from La Quebrada's daunting clifftops in Old Acapulco. The cliff divers are a must-see and are usually well worth the price of booking an organized tour (which often includes hotel or port round-trip transportation). The show involves several professional divers leaping from more than 130-foot cliffs high above the Acapulco landscape. The divers have drawn attention ever since they began diving as a team in 1934.
The shows get started around 1 p.m. each day and divers must time their jumps with the tide so as to land when the water is deepest. Diving also takes place in the late afternoon and – when divers are feeling especially adventurous – in the dark of a summer evening. Many previous travelers reported grabbing a meal and a drink at Hotel Mirador's La Perla Restaurant, which offers spectacular views of the cliffs.
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