La Quebrada
The clavadistas of La Quebrada have been a sight-to-be-seen since Acapulco was the place to be seen.

The famous cliff divers climb a 135-foot rock face and pray to the Virgen de Guadalupe before studying the waves to determine the exact moment to fling themselves from the jagged cliffs into a narrow ocean cove.

People crowd onto tiered observation decks to watch the divers plunge gracefully into the sea. But the best place to watch is from a coveted seat at La Perla, the seaside restaurant once frequented by Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, and the like.

The nearly 100-year-old tradition has become one of Acapulco’s most famous and most loved attractions, and the Spiritual Cowboy crew is always interested in checking out the things that make a place a place. So, the crew made its way up the hill to La Perla and down the restaurant’s winding balconies to a table looking out over the Pacific and the cliffs of La Quebrada.

The divers did not disappoint, nor did the meal, the setting, or the company. Acapulco’s days as a glam playground for the rich and famous may be behind it, but looking out from the deck at La Perla you wouldn’t know it.

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