People of my age might remember the old Holliwood movie featuring La Quebrada Cliff Divers in Acapulco.
The 1963 American musical comedy movie “Fun in Acapulco” starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress made this place famous.
La Quebrada is a very steep cliff rising out of the Pacific Ocean in the Gulf of Acapulco, Mexico. Courageous and very experienced divers perform every day jumping from the top of it into the ocean. In the movie, Elvis was one of them.
– They dive from a 115 ft (35 meter) high cliff into the turbulent water of a narrow gorge not wider than 48 ft (14.6 meters). Is this not amazing? – * Click on the photos for a larger view!
At that time in my life I was impressed and delighted by the movie. However, I never ever thought that one day I would be able to see this place with my own eyes!!! I’m so grateful to my husband for this!
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:
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.
The pictures of the famous La Quebrada cliff divers are available as Art Print for gifts or just souvenirs from Acapulco.
See my other Steep Jumping post this time from Las Vegas: