State of Guerrero
March 3 to March 6, 2004
(113 mile trip from Zihuatenejo to Acapulco; 24-hours)
Acapulco Yacht Club
Not a great picture, but gives a good idea of the flavor of the club
WORLD FAMOUS ACAPULCO CLIFF DIVERS!
This is a bit grainy, as the picture was taken from afar. However, if you click it, and make it larger, you will see the gentleman sitting atop a lower pinnacle on the right cliff awaiting a dive!
This is also grainy, but a great picture to give you an idea of how many people are there for the 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm diving shows. It costs 30 pesos ($3 US) per person to see the divers. The divers themselves, of course, make very little money for each dive ($10 US!). Note the boats out on the ocean, the cravasse in which they dive, and the people on the left in a crowd awaiting the divers.
Next time we visit here, we stay at this cliffside hotel. In Spanish, the divers are called Clavados del Quebradas (the divers of the cliffs. Cliffs is "quebradas", not Clavados!)
Hotel al Mirador Acapulco! It looks like a great cliffside hotel! And, it appears, it is the only one.
Fort in Acapulco, Mexico
Entrance to Acapulco
unfortunately, the maps on radar sometimes show you crossing land! Yikes!