Chapel of Peace#4 in Best Things To Do in Acapulco
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Overlooking Acapulco Bay from the southern end, La Capilla de la Paz (The Chapel of Peace) offers visitors beautiful seaside views and a peaceful atmosphere. It opened in the 1970s to memorialize two brothers who died in a plane crash and stands as a symbol of peace in Acapulco. Many travelers are drawn to the highest point in Acapulco by the massive white cross, which is visible from almost anywhere in the city. Although the chapel itself is pretty minimalistic, the surrounding gardens provide respite from the hustle and bustle of the city below.
Many recent visitors agreed that the best time to make the trip up to the Chapel of Peace is in the evening, when you can witness the sun setting over the bay. For a stunning photo, nab a spot near Las Manos de la Hermandad (The Hands of Brotherhood); this sculpture of clasped hands provides the perfect frame for the sunset.
The Chapel of Peace is located in Las Brisas, which can be accessed by following La Costera south along the bay. The church itself is open to visitors every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but you are welcome to explore the grounds throughout the entire day. Admission is free. Many previous travelers reported visiting the area with a guide.
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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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