Everyone has heard about them – so if you’re in Acapulco, you need to go. The show takes place once in the afternoon and then a four more times at night. It’s just something you need to see.
Impressive cliffs with a natural look-out platform from which one can enjoy spectacular sunsets and, on occasion, whales and dolphins, spotted mainly in the Winter season. La Quebrada is known as Acapulco’s icon throughout the world, famous for the performance which intrepid local divers offer from a height of 35 meters.
Hell of a dive. As seen in a tour with Rudy Fregoso of TourByVan Acapulco
La Quebrada is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Acapulco. This is a cliff of about 136 feet height, where diving is practiced, usually by local people and at 10:30 at night they bear an alight torch. The main danger is that they must calculate the right moment to jump from the edge of the cliff to fall into the water when the waves move the sea to the highest level, otherwise they would have a mortal impact against the rocks beneath the surface.
This risky activity began in the 1920s when fishermen would dive off the cliffs to free their nets caught on sharp rocky peaks, and among them they began a fraternal diving challenge gaining more height with practice. They also gained popularity as locals and visitors gathered to admire their feats.