Hidden Cancun and the Yucatan

Hidden Cancun and the Yucatan

by Richard Harris

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Overview

Covering Mexico's most popular resort destination, as well as Mayan towns, archaeological sites, and natural areas, Richard Harris reflects and embraces the contradictions of traveling in this remarkable area known for its beaches, yet enshrined in its history and genuine travel gems. 18 maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569751428
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 01/15/1999
Series: Hidden Travel Guides Series
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.01(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Exploring the Yucatan1
Where to Go4
When to Go10
Climate & Seasons10
Calendar of Events11
Before You Go14
Visitors Centers14
Packing14
Lodging16
Dining18
Health & Safety19
Traveling with Children23
Women Traveling Alone24
Gay & Lesbian Travelers25
Senior Travelers26
Disabled Travelers26
Student Travelers27
Traveling with Pets28
Passports & Visas28
Mexican Customs29
U.S. Customs29
Shots30
Money Matters32
Electric Voltage35
Business Hours & Siestas35
Time35
Weights & Measures36
Communications36
Transportation38
Air40
Buses41
Car42
Sea45
Taxis45
Hitchhiking46
Travel Agencies & Tours47
2The Land and Outdoor Adventures48
Flora52
Fauna54
Outdoor Adventures61
Camping61
Fishing64
Diving64
Swimming & Snorkeling65
Birdwatching67
Windsurfing67
Biking67
Hiking68
3History and Culture70
History70
Culture91
People91
Cuisine93
Language96
4Cancun98
Hotel Zone99
Downtown122
Outdoor Adventures128
Transportation130
Addresses & Phone Numbers131
5The Mexican Caribbean132
Isla Mujeres133
Isla Contoy144
The Riviera Maya: Cancun to Playa del Carmen145
Isla Cozumel155
The Riviera Maya: Playa del Carmen to Tulum169
Tulum177
Outdoor Adventures184
Transportation186
Addresses & Phone Numbers188
6Quintana Roo Backcountry189
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve190
Coba196
Tulum to Chetumal201
Chetumal Area210
Outdoor Adventures216
Transportation216
Addresses & Phone Numbers217
7Valladolid and Chichen Itza218
Valladolid220
Chichen Itza224
Izamal239
Mayapan243
Dzibilchaltun246
Transportation248
Addresses & Phone Numbers249
8Merida250
Downtown Merida251
Beyond Downtown Merida267
Outdoor Adventures274
Transportation274
Addresses & Phone Numbers275
9The Yucatan Gulf Coast276
Isla Holbox276
Rio Lagartos277
Progreso Area282
Sisal and Celestun288
Outdoor Adventures291
Transportation291
Addresses & Phone Numbers292
10Uxmal and the Hill Country293
Uxmal294
La Ruta Puuc304
Maya Towns of the Sierra308
Oxkintoc312
Transportation314
11Campeche315
Zona Chenes315
Edzna321
Campeche (City)323
Campeche's Gulf Coast330
Xpujil and the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve335
Transportation342
Addresses & Phone Numbers343
12Beyond the Yucatan344
Villahermosa344
Palenque348
Bonampak and Yaxchilan359
Transportation364
Addresses & Phone Numbers365
Index366
Lodging Index372
Dining Index374
About the Author and Illustrator378

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Hidden Cancun and the Yucatan 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago