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ACAPULCO, GUERRERO, MEXICO

Acapulco, Guerrero, is, to me, just another city. I hate cities. If you've seen one, you've seen them all.

Paul, my travelling partner, wanted to stop and see the famous divers.

A few questions of some friends, and a city street map, and it was easy to find.

When we drove into town, from Hwy. 200 we came upon a, wide, divided boulevard. Take the cutoff to the right and you miss all the heavy traffic.

LA QUEBRADA

(Hwy. 200.)
MEXICO HIGHWAY 200, AND OF COURSE WE MISSED THIS TURN, STAYED TO THE LEFT, AND HIT ALL THE HEAVY TRAFFIC.
I HAD BEEN IN THAT AREA, WHEN I CHANGED BUSSES, YEARS AGO, BUT IT WAS ALL NEW TO PAUL.
(Hwy 200 - into Acapulco.)
FROM THE PARKING LOT AT LA QUEBRADA
(Road built on edge of cliff.)
Av. LOPEZ MATEOS CIRCUMNAVIGATES THE PENINSULA DE LAS PLAYAS
(Looking down from the top.)
LES PRECIPIOS ( The CLIFFS) AND THE LOWER VIEWING AREA
(Looking at the top of the cliff.)
SOME OF THE DIVERS DIVE FROM THE TOP OF LES PRECIPIOS
(View of the cliffs.)
VIEW OF LA QUEBRADA FROM Av. LOPEZ MATEOS
ON THE LEFT, THE SHRINE - LOWER CENTER, LOWER VIEWING AREA - UPPER CENTER, CLUB LA PERLA, AND UPPER VIEWING AREA
(Looking down.)
(Looking down.)
(Day view of the shrine.)
SHRINE - SOME OF THE DIVERS VISIT THE SHRINE BEFORE THEY DIVE
(Night view of the shrine.)
NOT ALL THE DIVERS DIVE FROM THE TOP
(Overall night view.)
SOME DIVERS CLIMB TO THE TOP, VISIT THE SHRINE, THEN CLIMB PART WAY DOWN BEFORE THEY DIVE
(Night view of the restaurant.)
UPPER VIEW DECK, LA PERLA RESTAURANT, AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
(Close up of night stage.)
(Band on the stage, zoom in.)

(Stairs, from the bottom.)
ON THE LEFT, A CONCESSION, REFRESCOS, CERVESAS, HOT DOGS
(Divers coming down the stairs.)
LES CLAVADISTAS DE LA QUEBRADA (CLIFF DIVERS) CARRY TORCHES FOR THE LAST DIVE OF THE NIGHT
(Looking down at night.)
P35 TO VIEW FROM THE LOWER DECK.
THOSE IN THE CORNER MUST MOVE TO ALLOW THE DIVERS TO CLIMB OVER THE RETAINING WALL
(Looking down at the water at night.)
THE DIVERS CLIMB DOWN THE CLIFF, SWIM ACROSS THE WATER, AND CLIMB UP THE FAR PRECIPIO
(Divers climbing the wall.)
5 DIVES DAILY - 12:45 NOON - 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, & 10:30 PM
(Divers climbing the wall.)
AN ACAPULCO ATTRACTION SINCE 1940
(Diver on top of the cliff.)
136 FEET - 50 METERS
(Diver(s) on the cliff face, preparing to dive.)
TIMING IS ESSENTIAL
(Diver(s) on the cliff face, preparing to dive.)
BETWEEN WAVES THE WATER IS ONLY 9 FEET - 1.5 METERS DEEP
(Diver(s) on the cliff face, preparing to dive.)
THE DIVER MUST REACH THE BOTTOM AT THE SAME TIME AS THE PEAK OF A LARGE WAVE
(Diver(s) on the cliff face, preparing to dive.)
NOW YOU SEE THEM
(Diver(s) on the cliff face, preparing to dive.)
NOW YOU DON'T

(Exterior of hotel.)
A ONE WAY STREET THAT STARTS AT THE PARKING LOT AT LA QUEBRADA
(Sign.)
HOTEL CASA AMPARO
(01-744) 4-82-21-72

(Hotel lobby.)
69 CALLE DE LA QUEBRADA
LESS THAN 2 BLOCKS FROM THE DIVERS
(Outdoor pool.)
ONE NIGHT - 2 BEDS - HOT WATER - P250

LEAVING LA QUEBRADA
(Amphitheatre.)
(Bahia.)

(Statue of mermaid.)
LA SIRENA
(Plaque on base of statue- Marco Rivera, sculptor.)

(City street.)
Av. LOPEZ MATEOS
(City street.)
(City street.)
Blvd. COSTERA MIGUEL ALEMAN - Hwy. 200
(City street.)
(View from the hill.)
DOWNTOWN ACAPULCO
(View from the hill.)
BAHIA DE ACAPULCO
(view of buildings on hillside.)
(Close up of fancy home with pool.)
(View of the laguna.)
LAGUNA DE TREZ PALOS
(view of laguna.)

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