La Quebrada Cliff Divers#6 in Best Things To Do in Acapulco
Acapulco's most storied and aged 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 admission (usually around $40 pesos, or $3 USD). The show involves several professional divers leaping from 148-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 about 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.
The Cliff Divers and the surrounding Old Acapulco best represent the city's aged past, but the attraction and its surrounding area -- including Playa Caleta and the Caleta Hotel -- offer basic, affordable and fun stays for thrifty travelers.
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#1 Playa Icacos
Adjacent to Playa Condesa is the popular -- and less-crowded -- Playa Icacos, one of the largest beaches in the area and home to the "CICI" Recreation Area, which offers watersports including sailing, motor boating, parasailing and water skiing. Here you'll find a fewer number of beach goers and vendors than Condesa, but the watersports attractions remain relatively similar.
You can access Playa Icacos through the La Palapa Hotel. It also sits near the American restaurants Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood.
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