Birnbaum's Mexico, 1990

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Houghton Mifflin Company, Sep 1, 1989 - Mexico - 576 pages
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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
21
Touring by Rail
26
Touring by Ship
28
Touring by
29
Acapulco 214 Huatulco
143
Canciin and Cozumel 219 Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo
157
Chihuahua 227 Los Cabos
227
Cuernavaca 239 Manzanillo
239
Ensenada 245 Mazatlan
245
Guadalajara 255 Merida
255
Guanajuato 265 Mexico City
265
Monterrey 329 Puerto Vallarta
290

Package Tours
32
Camping Hiking and Biking
33
Calculating Costs
36
Entry Requirements and Documents
37
Planning a Trip
38
How to Pack
40
How to Use a Travel Agent
42
Insurance
44
Hints for Handicapped Travelers
48
Hints for Single Travelers
52
Hints for Older Travelers
53
Hints for Traveling with Children
54
Hints for Traveling with Pets
58
Staying Healthy
60
major driving routes covering the major northsouth and eastwest high ways that lead from border crossings and major cities to the countrys farthest j...
61
On the Road 64 Dining
64
Accommodations
65
Tipping
67
Customs and Returning to the
68
Medical Assistance
69
Legal Aid and Consular Services
71
Credit and Currency
73
Time Zones Business Hours and Bank Holidays
76
Mail Telephone and Electricity
77
Radio and Television
78
Drinking and Drug Laws
79
Religious Services
80
Sources and Resources 82 Notes on Sports
82
Mexican Consulates and Tourist Offices in the
84
A Calendar of Special Events
86
Study and Work Programs
90
Local Publications and Recommended Reading
91
Weights and Measures
92
Camera and Equipment
94
PERSPECTIVES
96
History
99
The Mexican People
117
Food and Drink
124
Music and Dance
131
The Bullfight
136
THE CITIES
141
Morelia 340 San Miguel de Allende
298
Oaxaca
305
Taxco
307
Puebla 358 Tijuana
315
Puerto Escondido
323
Veracruz
368
DIVERSIONS
377
A selective guide to more than 15 active andor cerebral theme vacations including the best places in Mexico to pursue them 379 Introduction
379
For the Body 380 Mexicos Amazing Beaches
380
Best Depths
384
Surfing Mexicos Pacific Coasts
386
Mexico Afloat
388
Tennis
389
Great Golfing
392
Fishing Mexicos Rich Waters
396
Mexico on Horseback
399
Mountains and Mountain Climbing
401
Camping and Hiking in Mexicos National Parks
402
Hunting
403
For the Mind 407 Mexicos Magnificent Archaeological Heritage
407
Mexicos Great Museums
412
For the Spirit 418 Mexicos Best Resort Hotels
418
SpaHopping Special
421
Evocative Small Hotels
423
Shopping at the Source
427
The Kings of the Rings
432
A Day at the Races
433
Introduction
439
The Baja Peninsula
441
Nogales to Mexico City
455
Juarez to Mexico City
475
Nuevo Laredo to Mexico City
491
The Bajio
503
Mexico City to Tampico and Veracruz
519
The Yucatan Peninsula
531
Mexico City to the Guatemala Border
553
Reynosa to Mazatlan
571
Mexico City to Acapulco
577
Matamoros to Mexico City
585
Index
593
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