La Quebrada Cliffs

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In this famous Acapulco performance, watch divers soar with breathtaking precision from towering cliffs into the Pacific Ocean below.

No trip to Acapulco is complete without a visit to La Quebrada Cliffs. Watch divers leap from great heights into brilliant blue waters. Since the tradition began in 1934, this fearless demonstration has been among Mexico’s most iconic performances. View it for yourself and find out why it has excited visitors for years.

See one of the five daily performances. The divers must coordinate their shows with the waves so that they land when the water is deepest. Catch the first show in the early afternoon or stay around for one of the evening shows. These feature divers carrying flaming torches which are only extinguished when they hit the water. The spectacle is extraordinary to behold at any time of day, but the nighttime shows are truly unforgettable.

Observe the divers climbing barehanded up the cliff to its highest peak. From here, they plunge more than 136 feet feet (41 meters) into the waters below. Note how narrow the channel is this daring feat takes years of training for the divers to learn how to safely land.

Choose from two platforms to view the show. The first, which is free, gives a good view of La Quebrada Cliffs but gets crowded quickly. For a better perspective, ascend to the smaller platform which looks down on the divers. This has a nominal entry fee, but is worth the price.

Alternatively pay a cover charge to dine at La Perla for a luxurious vantage point to experience the show. Sit on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace with a delicious meal and watch the spectacle unfold.

Choose Sinfonía del Mar for a more tranquil setting. Sit on the steps of this sweeping outdoor amphitheater overlooking La Quebrada Cliffs at a distance.

Plan to spend about 30 minutes watching the cliff divers. The show is free, but divers appreciate tips as they walk through the crowds following their performance. Don’t miss this experience generations of divers have made La Quebrada performances a popular attraction for nearly a century.

Top Hotels Close to La Quebrada Cliffs

Hotel Acapulco
Hotel Acapulco
3 out of 5
benito juarez #28, 28, Acapulco, GRO, 39300
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $19 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Acapulco. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Tlacopanocha Beach and Zocalo are located ...
3.6/5 Good! (16 reviews)
"Todo bien, limpio, tranquilidad total, nada de ruido, su personal excelente muy amables, el lugar calidad precio excelente."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

El Mirador Acapulco
El Mirador Acapulco
2 out of 5
Plazoleta La Quebrada No.74, Colina La Mira, Acapulco, GRO, 39300
The price is $48 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this hotel in Acapulco. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions La Quebrada ...
3.7/5 Good! (555 reviews)
"Clean and very friendly"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Capital O Hotel El Mejicano, Acapulco
Capital O Hotel El Mejicano, Acapulco
2.5 out of 5
Av Costera Miguel Alemán 362, Zona Urbana 49, Acapulco, GRO, 39390
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $21 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this hotel in Acapulco. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.2/5 (97 reviews)
"Meh , ok for one night"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

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2 out of 5
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2.5 out of 5
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