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Acapulco from Port of Acapulco / Maritime Terminal (Mexico)

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Published on Aug 11, 2009

Acapulco from cruise ship Crystal Serenity in Port of Acapulco / Maritime Terminal. (Jan.2006)


Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acapulco

Crystal Serenity - http://www.crystalcruises.com/Experie...

Map - http://tinyurl.com/2wge6o5

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Photos on http://www.jurajmitas.com


ACAPULCO - (officially known as Acapulco de Juárez) is a city, municipality and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 kilometres (190 mi) southwest from Mexico City. Acapulco is located on a deep, semi-circular bay and has been a port since the early colonial period of Mexico's history.[1] It is a port of call for shipping and cruising lines running between Panama and San Francisco, California, United States.[2] The city of Acapulco is the largest in the state, far larger than the state capital Chilpancingo and as well, Mexico's largest beach and balneario resorted city.[3]
The city is best known as one of Mexico's oldest and most well-known beach resorts, which came into prominence by the 1950s as a getaway for Hollywood stars and millionaires.[4] Acapulco is still famous for its nightlife and still attracts many vacationers, although most are now from Mexico itself.[5][6] The resort area is divided into two: The north end of the bay is the "traditional" area, where the famous in the mid 20th century vacationed and the south end is dominated by newer luxury high rise hotels.[7]
The name "Acapulco" comes from Nahuatl language Aca-pōl-co, and means "At the big reeds" [8] or "At the broken reeds." "de Juárez" was added to the official name in 1885 to honor Benito Juárez, the former president of Mexico. The seal for the city shows broken reeds or cane.

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