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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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Beaches along the iconic Acapulco Bay, normally filled with families on a weekend afternoon, were nearly deserted as waves nearly 6 feet (2 meters) high broke against the shore, washing away 16 small palm-frond huts.
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With two other rivals, Acapulco Bay and Goat Castle, also late defectors, Best's charge was all the rage and took it up between the last two to score by a driven out length.
Acapulco Bay. Acapulco is a tourist site beloved by Mexicans of all social classes.
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In 1946, Hollywood star Rita Hayworth touched down on the glittery shores of Acapulco Bay, turning a small but stylish hotel called Boca Chica into her home base as she filmed "The Lady from Shanghai" with actor/ director--and then-husband--Orson Welles.
Visits to Acapulco Bay and the ruins of the Sun and Moon Pyramids at Teotihua-can are also included.
IT'S a long time since Frank Sinatra first crooned that Acapulco Bay would be perfect for a flying honeymoon (they say) and the Hollywood Gang of John Wayne, Errol Flynn and Johnny Weismuller kicked off the resort's jet-setting status by buying Los Flamingos Hotel in 1950.
Taxi driver Anthony de la Cruz stopped swimming in Acapulco Bay 10 years ago, after he developed a skin fungus and had symptoms of an eye infection.