Beautiful tropical beaches, ancient Mayan cities, dramatic jungle reserves . . . the Yucatán and Mayan Mexico offers all this to travelers and much more, all of which is at their fingertips with Cadogan's brilliantly researched guide. Explore the distinctive culture and history of the Yucatán, with its Spanish colonial heritage and modern Mayan communities with author Nick Rider's fascinating commentary at your side. He also provides detailed insights into the area's Mayan legacy--the magnificent ruins of Chichén Itzá and the Giant Catacombs at Loltún--bringing these great historical sights to life once more. If it is the coast that has captured their imagination, this guide reveals empty white-sand beaches, wild turtle islands, old pirate villages and some of the most glorious coral reefs in the world, and offers expert advice on the best diving centers and where to cave-dive, kayak, and parasail. Whatever their fancy doing, Cadogan will make sure they enjoy it.
About the Author
Nick Rider lived in Spain for several years and has traveled extensively around Mexico. He is a well-known freelance writer and author of Cadogan's Short Breaks in Northern France.
Read an Excerpt
'Tabasco is sexy. Foreigners may have heard of the Olmec relics of La Vanta, but the part of modern Mexican folklore that everyone seems to know is that Tabasquenas are the most beautiful women in Mexico.'
Table of Contents1) Color Photo Essay 2) Introduction 3) The Maya 4) History: Conquest and After 5) Topics 6) Food and Drink 7) Travel 8) Practical A-Z 9) Cancún, the Islands and Riviera Maya 10) Yucatán State 11) Southern Quintana Roo and Río Bec 12) Campeche State 13) Tabasco 14) Chiapas 15) Reference