Mexico, 1989

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988 - Travel - 580 pages
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Dependable, updated information for a variety of budgets make this guide to Mexico indespensible. From cliff diving to bullfights, Birnbaum includes out-of-the-way place off the tourist beat.

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Contents

How to Use This Guide GETTING READY TO
1
Mexico North to South
7
When to
10
Traveling by Plane
12
Touring by
16
Touring by Rail
21
Touring by Ship
23
Touring by
24
Acapulco 206 Los Cabos
129
Cancun and Cozumel 218 Manzanillo
144
Chihuahua 224 Mazatlan
224
Cuernavaca 234 Merida
234
Ensenada 244 Mexico City
244
Guadalajara 268 Monterrey
268
Guanajuato 276 Morelia 199 Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo 283 Oaxaca
276
Taxco
293

Package Tours
27
Camping Hiking and Biking
28
Calculating Costs
31
Entry Requirements and Documents
32
Planning a Trip
33
How to Pack
35
How to Use a Travel Agent
36
Insurance
37
Hints for Handicapped Travelers
40
Hints for Traveling with Children
43
Hints for Single Travelers
46
Hints for Traveling with Pets
47
Staying Healthy
49
On the Road 51 Dining
51
Hotels and Motels
52
Tipping
53
Customs and Returning to the
54
Medical Assistance
55
Legal Aid and Consular Services
57
Credit and Currency
59
Time Zones Business Hours and Bank Holidays
62
Mail Telephone and Electricity
63
Radio and Television 64 Drinking and Drug Laws
64
Religious Services
66
Sources and Resources 68 Notes on Sports
68
Mexican Consulates and Tourist Offices in the
70
A Calendar of Special Events
72
Study and Work Programs
76
Local Publications and Recommended Reading
77
Weights and Measures
78
Camera and Equipment
80
PERSPECTIVES
82
History
85
The Mexican People
103
Food and Drink
110
Music and Dance
117
The Bullfight
122
THE CITIES
127
Puerto Escondido 338 Tijuana
301
Puerto Vallarta
308
DIVERSIONS
357
A selective guide to more than I5 active andor cerebral theme vacations including the best places in Mexico to pursue them 359 Introduction
359
For the Body 360 Mexicos Amazing Beaches
360
Best Depths
364
Surfing Mexicos Pacific Coasts
366
Mexico Afloat
368
Tennis
369
Great Golfing
372
Fishing Mexicos Rich Waters
376
Mexico on Horseback
379
Mountains and Mountain Climbing
381
Camping and Hiking in Mexicos National Parks
382
Hunting
383
For the Mind 387 Mexicos Magnificent Archaeological Heritage
387
Mexicos Great Museums
392
For the Spirit 397 Mexicos Best Resort Hotels
397
SpaHopping Special
400
Evocative Small Hotels
402
Shopping at the Source
407
The Kings of the Rings
411
A Day at the Races
412
Introduction
417
The Baja Peninsula
419
Nogales to Mexico City
433
Juarez to Mexico City
453
Nuevo Laredo to Mexico City
469
The Bajio
479
Mexico City to Tampico and Veracruz
495
The Yucatan Peninsula
507
Mexico City to the Guatemala Border
529
Reynosa to Mazatlan
547
Mexico City to Acapulco
553
Matamoros to Mexico City
561
Index
569
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