29 January 2012
Connie, warm and humid, in the 80's
We arrived in Acapulco mid morning and got tied up at a dock. We talked to a man who took care of boats on the dock and found out he was also a taxi driver, so we arranged for him to take us around Acapulco all day for 500 pesos (about $45). He took us to the cliff divers, then to Costco, and later to Las Brisas for dinner. The cliff divers were amazing to watch. We sat in an open air restaurant overlooking where they dove, enjoying drinks in the cool shade, while watching the spectacular diving. There were 6-8 divers and they dove from a cliff that was 37 meters high into water that was 4 meters deep. After diving, they climbed out of the water and up the cliff (barefoot and wet) to dive again. Two divers dove at one time, and some of the divers did flips, and the last diver dove from the highest point of all of them and did a beautiful flip. Afterwards we got our pictures taken with some of the divers. (We felt like such tourists!!) Then Leo took us to Costco to get more provisions for the boat, which turned out to be a nice sightseeing ride because Costco is at the other side of the bay and a little beyond. We stopped at several viewpoints to admire the view and take pictures. Acapulco bay is a beautiful bay. We'd heard about a wonderful restaurant called Las Brisas and decided to have dinner there. We were told that men had to wear long pants, so that gave us a clue about what kind of restaurant it might be. Well, Ed hasn't worn long pants for over a year, so it was lucky that he had a pair of jeans along. Las Brisas was on the other side of the bay on a hill top with a fantastic view. As we walked into the restaurant the view was breathtaking! It was a black night with no moon and all the city lights were twinkling brilliantly, while the hotel lights along the beach reflected in the water. It was truly magical. We ate outside on the patio, the evening was warm and balmy, the service was wonderful, the food was exceptional, the piano player was playing, all the while overlooking the twinkling city lights which appeared to be floating in the blackness of the night. We all agreed that this was the best restaurant that any of us had ever been to.