Few who come to Mexico ever want to leave; those who leave always want to come back. It is a land of myth and mystery, of sunny beaches, towering snow-capped peaks and wild jungle, of rolling landscapes and desert canyons, of ancient cities and civilizations that were once the world's most advanced. Mexico cannot be fully described or known, even in a lifetime. It is too complex, too grand, too rooted in its millennia of history and its mix of races, languages, customs and environments. From the Yucatan's impenetrable rainforests and coral beaches, the jungled hills of Chiapas and the glistening beaches and palm groves of the Pacific Coast to the stunning northern lands of saguaro cactus and sun-bleached stone, the wild shores of Baja and the Aztec, Mayan, Olmec and other ruins, Mexico is vast as history itself, and equally mysterious. The Traveler's Mexico Companion, winner of the prestigious Pluma de Plata award, takes you to the country's main tourist attractions and then to places where few tourists ever go. It guides you to remote villages and beaches, sleepy towns and urban corners where the real Mexico endures, offering the author's long experience at tracking down the best hotels, restaurants, historic sites, museums and cultural splendors.