Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya Alive!

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Hunter Publishing, Inc, 2007 - Travel - 306 pages
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We had a wonderful vacation using this guide book. Unlike another one that starts with F, the Alive! guide is not full of upfront stuff that nobody reads. It gets right to the point in telling what hotels have to offer, the best places to eat (it arranges them by cuisine and gives sample dishes) and devotes many pages to shopping - in the malls as well as downtown. We got some good bargains as a result. -- Reader, East Coast USA. What a joy after reading some of the other guides to Cancun! This book covers almost everything, and is obviously written by someone with an intimate familiarity with the region. It offers helpful hints on each page, rather than just pointing out lists of places to visit (although it does this also). The Mexican to U.S. clothing size conversion chart is particularly helpful. The book dedicates 12 pages to shopping in Cancun, a topic restricted to 3/4 page in the other guidebook I purchased at the same time (and sent back). The coverage of places to stay, places to eat, and what to do is very objective and frank, unlike some of the guides which seem to be produced by the local chamber of commerce. As a lover of travel (and travel guides), I can't say enough about this one -- it's as good a guide to a city as I have read. -- Vacationer Charles Cutler, Florida. This guide focuses on the #1 tourist destination in Latin America and the Caribbean: Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya (Puerto Morelos, Playa Secreto, Punta Bete, Akumal, Tulum, Punta Allen). 20 million tourists visit here each year. Outlying attractions handled as a traveler would handle them as day trips, while staying in town. Recommended tour operators, suggested itineraries, tips on how to avoid the crowds. Takes a unique approach, encouraging readers to live, breathe and immerse themselves entirely in the places they visit. Hotel and restaurant descriptions are highly detailed, with first-hand reviews based on repeat visits by the authors. Aimed at discriminating travelers who appreciate value as well as luxury. There are many guides covering the broader area of the Yucatan Peninsula, including the Adventure Guide to the Yucatan, but few guidebooks focus on the most-visited area of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Our book is the most comprehensive, with 320 pages dedicated to this region alone. This is the only guide to the area with maps and photos throughout.
 

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Contents

LAND OF THE MAYA
9
Environment
10
GETTING READY
27
Culture Customs
40
Eat Drink Shop
48
CANCÚN
55
Finding Your Way
56
Best Places to Stay
60
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
213
Finding Your Way
214
Best Places to Stay
216
Best Places to Eat
221
Shop Till You Drop
223
Dawn to Dusk
224
After Dark
225
Playa del Carmen AZ
226

Best Places to Eat
77
Shop Till You Drop
96
Dawn to Dusk
110
After Dark
119
Cancún AZ
125
ISLA MUJERES
131
Finding Your Way
132
Best Places to Stay
136
Best Places to Eat
146
Shop Till You Drop
152
Dawn to Dusk
155
After Dark
163
COZUMEL
167
Finding Your Way
169
Best Places to Stay
173
Best Places to Eat
185
Shop Till You Drop
193
Dawn to Dusk
198
After Dark
207
Cozumel AZ
209
RIVIERA MAYA
229
Puerto Morelos
230
Punta Maroma
239
Puerto Aventuras
240
Akumal
241
Tulum Punta Allen Boca Paila Road
244
FIELD TRIPS
251
Xcaret
253
XelHá
255
Tres Rios Park
257
Aktún Chen
258
Tulum
259
Sian Kaan Biosphere
263
Cobá
267
Chichén Itzá
270
Valladolid
283
Río Lagartos Ek Balam
289
Spanish Vocabulary
297
INDEX
301
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