A panoramic view of the Acapulco Bay from the balcony of my hotel, located on the city’s main street, Costera Miguel Alemán, also known as La Costera. (the first five photos, photo no.8, and the last photo)
Acapulco, also known as the Pearl of the Pacific, has been a world-famous celebrity resort for decades. The former US President J.F. Kennedy had spent his honeymoon here in September 1953. (photo no.10)
Acapulco is famed for its all-night discos and clubs making it a party-lover’s paradise. The beach scene is inviting: the water is perfect, you can rent a palapa (palm shelter) and lounge chairs for unlimited beach time, enjoy meals and drinks at restaurants having tables with sunshades right on the sand, book banana boat and parasailing rides, or buy tropical fruits, Coke, or smoked fish from vendors strolling on the sand. The beach life springs up even after the sun goes down when beach nightclubs attract people until the sun comes up again.
One of Acapulco’s most famous attractions is La Quebrada where fearless clavadistas (cliff divers) plunge some 35 meters into a narrow, rock-framed channel as part of a daily show that has become one of Acapulco’s most traditional landmarks. The dives are timed carefully to coincide with an incoming wave to have enough water to leap into without hitting the bottom. (photo no. 9)
You can read about my travel experiences in Acapulco and many other beautiful destinations in Mexico in my ebook “Discovering Mexico“
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