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Acapulco

(äk'əpo͝ol`kō), city (1990 pop. 515,374), Guerrero state, S Mexico, on the Pacific coast. A fashionable international seaside resort during much of the 20th cent., it became popular with Mexican vacationers beginning in the late 20th cent. Its natural harbor, surrounded by cliffs and promontories, was a base for Spanish exploration of the Pacific and was key in trade with the Philippines; the city was founded in 1550. The Spanish built (1614) the San Diego fort to guard the harbor. Today tourism and related industries dominate the economy, and workers' hill towns have expanded on its periphery. Acapulco has suffered frequent earthquake and hurricane damage.

Acapulco

a port and resort in SW Mexico, in Guerrero state. Pop.: 761 000 (2005 est.)
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Plenty of people must have taken a similarly positive view because Acapulco Bay was a colossal morning gamble when reappearing seven weeks later at Warwick, eventually sent off 9-2 second-favourite behind Santo Thomas.
Las Brisas Acapulco is located on the hillside of the Acapulco Bay and in close proximity to the heart of Acapulco's most popular tourist attractions.
A certified diving instructor, Gomez became active in efforts to clean Acapulco Bay about 10 years ago, after guiding a dive with German tourists who were repulsed by garbage on the bay's floor.
The resort hugs the horseshoe of Acapulco Bay at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains, one of the most stunning natural bays in the world.
By day you can take cruises along Acapulco Bay and see houses owned by the likes of Antonio Banderas and Ricky Martin, by night you can enjoy yourself at many northern-influenced night-clubs.
Renowned for its legendary cliff divers and dramatic setting on Acapulco Bay, today the city is a very popular vacation spot with picture-perfect beaches, endless water sports, gourmet restaurants and dusk-till-dawn nightlife.
To mark the trial, Jose Ignacio Peralta, Mexico s Deputy Communications Minister, took part in an event at La Mira , a trial site in the Acapulco Bay, where he used a mobile device to establish a data session and download videos, at super fast speeds of over 120 Mbps.
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It didn't conjure up the kind of fond images that come to mind when you hear place names like the Bay of Naples or Acapulco Bay.
Highlights of Villa Eden include: * Three acres of manicured grounds * Panoramic views of Acapulco Bay * 12 bedrooms * 17 bathrooms * Fully equipped industrial kitchen * Two large swimming pools * Indoor and outdoor regulation tennis courts * Movie projection salon * Fully equipped gym * Wine cellar * Five servant rooms with bathrooms
They're also known for their fresh seafood, and Mi Amigo Miguel has a second floor balcony with a view of Acapulco Bay.