Acapulco is a city and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 km (190 miles) southwest from Mexico City, at 16.85° N 99.92° W. Acapulco is located on a deep, semi-circular bay. Many consider it to be one of the best harbors on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and it is a port of call for shipping and cruising lines running between Panama and San Francisco, California, USA. In 2003 the estimated population was 638,000 people.
For many years Acapulco has been a popular resort for holiday makers. The city has had its star-spangled times, prompting non other than Old Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra to give the place a mention in his all time classic Come Fly With Me. Modern Acapulco still has a great appeal. The vast majority of the tourists now tend to come from the rest of Mexico but several other foreign nationals make appearances in the numerous bars and clubs dotted around the bay come sun down.
In recent years, Acapulco has made some ground on Cancun for Spring Break’s most popular resort destinations. Acapulco offers a relatively unknown experience and a larger international student crowd than Cancun.