Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Road Trip Acapulco, Route 200 Pacific Coast Mexico
Tarzan once wintered in Acapulco. He hung out with John Wayne and a few other Hollywood types that wintered at the Los Flamingos Hotel, high on the cliffs on the west side of the bay with a view of the Pacific. I hired a cab driver to take me there and show me the sights; I was sick of riding the deplorable city buses.
From the ends of the bay, we ascended to high promontories with great views of the curving coastline. On the southeast side we visited the cloister and not only had a great view of Acapulco Harbor but had a vulture’s eye view of the rambling, multilevel estate of Sylvester Stalone.
We then crawled our way through choking traffic along the beach road to the northwest side of the city, a road that had looked so benign from the heights. We finally reached the promontory where the cliff divers perform. We lined up on the bridge for a free peek at the announced special 2:00 pm show. We waited in vain; it seemed that nobody had informed the divers. We moved on to the Los Flamingos.