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also Ac·a·pul·co de Juá·rez  (ăk′ə-po͝ol′kō də hwär′ĕs, -ĕz, wär′-, ä′kä-po͞ol′-)
A city of southern Mexico on the Pacific Ocean. It is a popular resort with a fine natural harbor surrounded by cliffs and promontories.
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(ˌækəˈpʊlkəʊ; Spanish akaˈpulko)
(Placename) a port and resort in SW Mexico, in Guerrero state. Pop: 761 000 (2005 est). Official name: Acapulco de Juárez
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(ˌæk əˈpʊl koʊ, ˌɑ kə-)

a seaport and resort in SW Mexico, on the Pacific. 515,374.
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Noun1.Acapulco - a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern MexicoAcapulco - a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving)
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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References in classic literature ?
Here, having made a good acquaintance at Manilla, he got his ship made a free ship, and the governor of Manilla hired him to go to Acapulco, on the coast of America, and gave him a licence to land there, and to travel to Mexico, and to pass in any Spanish ship to Europe with all his men.
People talk of the transparent waters of the Mexican Bay of Acapulco, but in my own experience I know they cannot compare with those I am speaking of.
The section from Vera Cruz to Acapulco, given by Humboldt in the Polit.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- China's Wang Yafan won the Mexico Open on Saturday night for her first WTA Tour title, beat fifth-seeded Sofia Kenin 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the hardcourt event at The Princess Mundo Imperial.
Summary: Event to be held at Acapulco from February 25-March 2
The entire police force in the coastal Mexican resort of Acapulco is under investigation amid suspicions of infiltration by drug gangs, BBCreported.
Summary: Acapulco [Mexico], Mar 3 (ANI): Continuing a rich vein of form, Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro defeated hard-serving Kevin Anderson to claim the ATP Mexican Open title here on Sunday .
Nadal, a three-times winner at Indian Wells and five-times finalist at Miami, suffered his latest setback during a training session on Tuesday that forced him to pull out of this week's Mexican Open in Acapulco.