Acapulco



a seaport and resort in SW Mexico, on the Pacific.
Contemporary Examples

But as some notorious areas have improved, violence has spread to new ones like Acapulco and Cuernavaca, close to Mexico City.
2012 Will Be a Decisive Year in Mexico’s Deadly Drug War Larry Kaplow January 2, 2012

In 1999, El Elegante threw a fashion benefit for more than 600 guests on the beach at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Acapulco.
Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali Jason McGahan October 18, 2014

We have a photo of him in his mid-50s diving off the cliffs at Acapulco, Mexico.
Peter Worthington: Cliff Diver David Frum May 13, 2013

No city has borne a greater share of pain from the fracturing of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel than Héctor’s beloved Acapulco.
Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali Jason McGahan October 18, 2014

His children are mentioned once, 50 pages later, in a single mysterious sentence: “My wife was in Acapulco with the children.”
American Dreams, 1953: ‘Junky’ by William S. Burroughs Nathaniel Rich June 26, 2013

Historical Examples

The isle in question lay in the roadway of Acapulco, two short leagues from the town.
The Tiger Hunter Mayne Reid

Putting into Acapulco, they found a bark laden with cocoas and anil.
Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

The ship was bound from Acapulco to Manila with shrines and images.
Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate Charles M. Skinner

They had come in our steamer to Acapulco, and had left it a few hours before we did.
Tracks of a Rolling Stone Henry J. Coke

I embarked at the port of Acapulco for the Philipinas, with only twenty-eight.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XIV., 1606-1609 Various

noun
a port and resort in SW Mexico, in Guerrero state. Pop: 761 000 (2005 est) Official name (Spanish) Acapulco de Juárez (de ˈxwares)

in full, Acapulco de Juarez, resort town in western Mexico, from Nahuatl (Aztec) acapulco “place of the large canes,” from aca(tl) “cane (plant)” + -pul “large” + -co “place.” Acapulco gold as the name of a local grade of potent marijuana is attested from 1965.
Acapulco [(ah-kuh-pool-koh, ak-uh-pool-koh)]

City on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Note: A fashionable resort known for its beaches and water sports, which include cliff diving.

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