Hidden Cancun and the Yucatan

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The ultimate beach-to-ruins guide with details on over 40 beaches and 150 Mayan archaeological sites, this edition of Hidden Cancún and the Yucatán is fully updated with dozens of newly added "hidden" spots, like the picturesque coastal village of Xcalak, where small beachfront hotels sit along a pot-holed dirt road. The book also leads readers to authentic eateries from the author’s favorite palapa stands to top restaurants, where they can sample dishes unique to the Yucatán. Fully covered are Cancún and the ...
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Overview


The ultimate beach-to-ruins guide with details on over 40 beaches and 150 Mayan archaeological sites, this edition of Hidden Cancún and the Yucatán is fully updated with dozens of newly added "hidden" spots, like the picturesque coastal village of Xcalak, where small beachfront hotels sit along a pot-holed dirt road. The book also leads readers to authentic eateries from the author’s favorite palapa stands to top restaurants, where they can sample dishes unique to the Yucatán. Fully covered are Cancún and the Mayan Riviera, including unusual, fun, and funky alternatives to big resorts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569757161
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Series: Hidden Travel
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 971,703
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Exploring the Yucatan 1
Where to Go 4
When to Go 10
Climate & Seasons 10
Calendar of Events 11
Before You Go 14
Visitors Centers 14
Packing 14
Lodging 16
Dining 18
Health & Safety 19
Traveling with Children 23
Women Traveling Alone 24
Gay & Lesbian Travelers 25
Senior Travelers 26
Disabled Travelers 26
Student Travelers 27
Traveling with Pets 28
Passports & Visas 28
Mexican Customs 29
U.S. Customs 29
Shots 30
Money Matters 32
Electric Voltage 35
Business Hours & Siestas 35
Time 35
Weights & Measures 36
Communications 36
Transportation 38
Air 40
Buses 41
Car 42
Sea 45
Taxis 45
Hitchhiking 46
Travel Agencies & Tours 47
2 The Land and Outdoor Adventures 48
Flora 52
Fauna 54
Outdoor Adventures 61
Camping 61
Fishing 64
Diving 64
Swimming & Snorkeling 65
Birdwatching 67
Windsurfing 67
Biking 67
Hiking 68
3 History and Culture 70
History 70
Culture 91
People 91
Cuisine 93
Language 96
4 Cancun 98
Hotel Zone 99
Downtown 122
Outdoor Adventures 128
Transportation 130
Addresses & Phone Numbers 131
5 The Mexican Caribbean 132
Isla Mujeres 133
Isla Contoy 144
The Riviera Maya: Cancun to Playa del Carmen 145
Isla Cozumel 155
The Riviera Maya: Playa del Carmen to Tulum 169
Tulum 177
Outdoor Adventures 184
Transportation 186
Addresses & Phone Numbers 188
6 Quintana Roo Backcountry 189
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve 190
Coba 196
Tulum to Chetumal 201
Chetumal Area 210
Outdoor Adventures 216
Transportation 216
Addresses & Phone Numbers 217
7 Valladolid and Chichen Itza 218
Valladolid 220
Chichen Itza 224
Izamal 239
Mayapan 243
Dzibilchaltun 246
Transportation 248
Addresses & Phone Numbers 249
8 Merida 250
Downtown Merida 251
Beyond Downtown Merida 267
Outdoor Adventures 274
Transportation 274
Addresses & Phone Numbers 275
9 The Yucatan Gulf Coast 276
Isla Holbox 276
Rio Lagartos 277
Progreso Area 282
Sisal and Celestun 288
Outdoor Adventures 291
Transportation 291
Addresses & Phone Numbers 292
10 Uxmal and the Hill Country 293
Uxmal 294
La Ruta Puuc 304
Maya Towns of the Sierra 308
Oxkintoc 312
Transportation 314
11 Campeche 315
Zona Chenes 315
Edzna 321
Campeche (City) 323
Campeche's Gulf Coast 330
Xpujil and the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve 335
Transportation 342
Addresses & Phone Numbers 343
12 Beyond the Yucatan 344
Villahermosa 344
Palenque 348
Bonampak and Yaxchilan 359
Transportation 364
Addresses & Phone Numbers 365
Index 366
Lodging Index 372
Dining Index 374
About the Author and Illustrator 378
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2000

    Outstanding

    This book single handedly gave out ranked all the other I purchased. It gave us ideas on bullfights, special dives sights, private beaches and it was very interesting reading. Please pack it in your suitcase, you'll need it.

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