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Carretera Pie de la Cuesta

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Free

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Beaches, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

If you need to get away from Acapulco, travel northwest to Pie de la Cuesta, a small beach resort town that contains a calm lagoon excellent for water skiing. You'll also find many local resorts and restaurants, perfect for couples seeking secluded romance or a break from the frenetic shores of Acapulco. Should you choose to stay the night, Pie de la Cuesta offers a variety of hotel options.

Past visitors raved about the beautiful beach (especially the sunsets), but warned of strong waves that may not be suitable for young or inexperienced swimmers.

You can also take a boat tour around the lagoon for a small fee. While Pie de la Cuesta offers travelers respite from an often crowded (and frankly, dated) Acapulco, the area isn't ideal for those seeking excellent restaurants and nightlife options. For that, try the closer Punta Diamante.

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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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