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El Clavadista (The Diver)

Mazatlán

Locals and travelers meet in the afternoons at the Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada Glorieta, better known as El Clavadista (The Diver). We are talking about a placeat the edge of a cliff just over 14 meters high that welcomes brave men who want to break the waves of the Pacific Ocean showing off their best jumps. The show starts at noon and ends shortly before midnight.

This tradition began in 1960. It's quite similar to the one in La Roqueta in Acapulco, Guerrero. However, over the years, Mazatlán divers have also gained popularity and today they manage to gather large crowds, especially at night when they add a special touch by jumping with torch in hand.

You can feel the emotion, before the meticulous jump. On the way there are rocks that, with the blow of the waves of the sea, have been sharpened over the years. Divers are cheered once they decide to perform their achievement and emerge from the ocean.

Definitely the best time to observe the expertise of these divers is at sunset. Shows are free, however, participants accept tips.

Locals and travelers meet in the afternoons at the Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada Glorieta, better known as El Clavadista (The Diver). We are talking about a placeat the edge of a cliff just over 14 meters high that welcomes brave men who want to break the waves of the Pacific Ocean showing off their best jumps. The show starts at noon and ends shortly before midnight.

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This tradition began in 1960. It's quite similar to the one in La Roqueta in Acapulco, Guerrero. However, over the years, Mazatlán divers have also gained popularity and today they manage to gather large crowds, especially at night when they add a special touch by jumping with torch in hand.

You can feel the emotion, before the meticulous jump. On the way there are rocks that, with the blow of the waves of the sea, have been sharpened over the years. Divers are cheered once they decide to perform their achievement and emerge from the ocean.

Definitely the best time to observe the expertise of these divers is at sunset. Shows are free, however, participants accept tips.

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