Just across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, is the City of Acuña in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
The City of Acuña developed into a modern city after the construction of the Amistad Dam in the middle of the 20th century. The city economy is heavily based on the machine production industry and on partnerships with U.S. companies.
Named after the Coahuilan writer, Manuel Acuña, the city has a variety of restaurants, artisan markets, museums and hunting ranches. The city is surrounded by natural beauty, including the Amistad Lake, popular with fishermen, and Los Novillos National Park which offers camping facilities.
The City of Acuna has a number of five and four-star hotels, including the Hotel Villa Real, with 55 guestrooms and an executive room that can host events for up to 60 guests. Del Rio International Airport is 6 miles north of Acuna and has direct flights to Houston and San Antonio. The International Airport of Piedras Negras is 51 miles from Acuna with direct flights to Monterrey.