I. "Down to earth accurate information for every budget, enthusiastically written."
II. An updated guide to Mexico that delivers the whole enchilada, from Aztec and Mayan temples to desert drives and highland hikes.
III. Fancy a fiesta? Savor sun-soaked beaches? Treasure tacos and tequila? Pack your bags and prepare to bask in the glow of vibrant Mexico! Equipped with this bestselling, opinion-packed guide, you'll follow in the footsteps of our Mexico experts through colorful Mexico City markets, across deserted Baja beaches, over Aztec and Mayan pyramids and into the soul of Mexico.
1.GET AROUND - 180 detailed maps, more than any other guidebook to Mexico, plus comprehensive bus schedules
2.BE INSPIRED - customized itineraries and full-color highlights up front to help you plan
3.BECOME THE EXPERT - learn about Mexican history and cuisine from our expert contributors
4.REST EASY - Spanish colonial inns, luxurious Caribbean resorts and other fine spots to lay your sombrero
5.HABLA ESPA?OL - handy language chapter and reviews of language schools throughout the country
IV. Sensuous and seductive, Mexico’s rich cultural traditions and raw, untamed natural beauty transcend the ages. Trample through jungles and high-plains deserts, explore ancient rites at mysterious Maya and Aztec ruins, or simply stretch out on a honey-kissed beach until ma?ana comes – find your own ‘querido Mexico’ with this informed, comprehensive guide.
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DEEP SOUTH One Month
This magnificent classic journey leads travelers from Mexico’s colonial heartland to its glorious Caribbean beaches. Start by exploring fascinating Mexico City, including a visit to the awesome pyramids of Teotihuacán.
Then head east to colonial Puebla before crossing the mountains southward to Oaxaca, a lovely and lively colonial city with Mexico’s finest handicrafts, at the heart of a beautiful region with a high indigenous population.
If you have time, divert south to one of the sun-baked Pacific beach spots south of Oaxaca, such as Puerto Escondido, Zipolite or Bahías de Huatulco. Then move east to San Cristóbal de Las Casas, a beautiful highland town surrounded by intriguing indigenous villages, and Palenque, perhaps the most stunning of all ancient Maya cities, set against a backdrop of emerald-green jungle.
Head northeast to the Yucatán Peninsula, with a stop at historic Campeche before you reach colonial, cultural Mérida, the base for visiting Uxmal and other fine Maya ruins nearby. Next stop is Chichén Itzá, the Yucatán’s most awesome ancient Maya site.
Now head directly to Tulum on the Caribbean coast, a Maya site with a glorious beachside setting, and then make your way northward along the ‘Riviera Maya’ toward Mexico’s glitziest resort, Cancún. On the way, halt at lively Playa del Carmen or take a side trip to Cozumel for a spot of world-class snorkeling and diving.
1.‘X’ MARKS THE SPOT – The secrets of the Olmec, Toltec and more are at your fingertips. Indiana Jones would be proud.
2.GATHER NO MOSS – Roll into adventure with comprehensive activity listings and more than 180 maps.
3.THE HAMMOCK ALSO RISES – Spend a day, a month or a lifetime checking out Mexico’s secret beach spots. Top local tips get you closer to the sandy solitude of Mexico’s lost coasts.
4.RAMBLIN’ GOURMETS – Discover la nueva cocina mexicana or simply chow down on fish tacos with our informed food reviews.