Thursday, April 30, 2015

Acapulco: La Quebrada from Sinfonia del Mar

La Quebrada from Sinfonia del Mar
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
(From the Cruise Ship Port to La Quebrada and Back)

N 16° 50.606 W 099° 55.011

Short Description: 

La Quebrada, literally the ravine, is famous for the site of Acupulco cliff divers. It is located on the Acupulco peninsula about 0.5 miles due west of downtown Acupulco.

Long Description:

The stamp issued by Mexico in 1999 commemorating the 200th anniversary of Acupulco depicts the cliffs that form the bay at La Quebrada but not the actual site used by the cliff divers, which is a just to the west. The entire vista can be best seen from the posted coordinates at Sinfonia del Mar, an amphitheater along the road leading to the cliff divers.

Professional divers perform daily as they climb to a platform 115' above the sea and dive into a ravine with an average water depth of 12'. Depth varies form 6' to 18' depending upon the waves. The divers rely solely upon tips for income, but can make hundreds of dollars on a good day.

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