Cliff diving is Acapulco’s most famous attraction, enough said. These dives take place in La Quebrada which means “The Break”, which could also mean ‘a deep chasm’ since that is what it literally is. Against a hundred feet of uneven sharp rocks, a miscalculation could prove fatal. That’s why these clavadistas (cliff divers) are a sight to behold. Propelling horizontally in a swan dive to clear the cliff face a gorgeous vertical dive then follows that should coincide exactly the approach of a wave, that is how an Acapulco cliff dive takes place. And take note that the waters of La Quebrada are shallow, that’s why anticipation for the next big wave is of utmost importance.
Looking at those divers is enough to take your breath away. If not the landscape would. La Quebrada is majestically formed, especially at sunset where these towering rocks will cast regal shadows over the fjord below.