Thursday, June 17, 2010

Acapulco, Mexico

Our last Port of Call before heading for San Francisco was Acapulco. Over 3.5 million people visit Acapulco each year to enjoy what the city claims are the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. Of course, the Quebrada cliff divers are well known. Even though our particular tour did not include the cliff divers, our van driver did stop for a few minutes so we could watch the divers climb the cliff and then dive into the water. The rock formation rises 130 feet above the water and the divers climb back up after every dive. The first formal stop on our tour was the Flamingo Hotel, once owned by John Wayne, and lived in by Johnny Weissmuller of Tarzan fame. This hotel has the best view of the open sea in Old Acapulco.
The dining room of the Hotel Flamingo. Many famous people have visited this hotel over the years and several walls are covered with celebrity photographs.

The Chapel of Peace is located at one of the highest points in Acapulco and offers the best view of the famous bay of Acapulco.
How about the view of Acapulco Bay from this swimming pool? I mentioned this Villa in my post yesterday. Once a private home built by the Barons of Portanova, the mansion cost $74 Million and they never lived there.
Just one of the amazing bedrooms.

This Villa was amazing to see, so if you ever get to Acapulco be sure and stop by for a visit.
Check back soon for a few pictures of San Francisco bay and more house updates.