La Quebrada Cliff Divers in Acapulco

La Quebrada is the cliff rising out of the ocean, where courageous and well-trained divers perform every day in Acapulco, Mexico with brio.

They dive from a 115 ft (35 meters) high cliff into the turbulent water of a narrow gorge not wider than 48 ft (14.6 meters) – Wow! – Click on the photos for a larger view.

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Acapulco became famous after the 1963 American musical comedy movie “Fun in Acapulco” starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. – Elvis was one of the cliff divers at La Quebrada –

At that time in my life I was impressed and delighted by the movie, but never ever thought that one day I would be able to see this place with my own eyes!!! I’m grateful to my husband for this!

La Quebrada Art Print featuring the photograph La Quebrada by Tatiana Travelways

The cliff was already well-known because of these performances, but after the movie it became an iconic landmark. La Quebrada cliff divers are still performing everyday here to the amazement of the tourists.

I made a collage as a poster or postcard with some sequences of this incredible performance:

La Quebrada Cliff Divers Art Print featuring the photograph La Quebrada Cliff Divers Collage Poster by Tatiana Travelways

At the time of the movie and after, the beauty of Acapulco beaches and the surroundings attracted many rich and famous people, including many Hollywood stars.

One of the places where the stars used to hang out was the Los Flamingos hotel – a must to visit place. Here you can see photos and memorabilia related to these old movie titans. Elvis stayed there during the production of the movie too.

Acapulco Art Print featuring the photograph Acapulco Los Flamingos Vintage Poster by Tatiana Travelways

The pictures of the famous La Quebrada cliff divers are available as Art Print for gifts or just souvenirs from Acapulco.

Posted to my WP challenges gallery for:

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #9: Action

6 Comments on “La Quebrada Cliff Divers in Acapulco”

  1. Well, there’s another place on the bucket list! Thank you for bringing this wonderful place back into my memory. In the ’70s, there was an annual event covered by ABC’s Wide World of Sports in the USA. Always thrilling. And I’d totally forgotten about it. <3

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