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Cancun & the Yucatan for Dummies (For Dummies Travel: Cancun & the Yucatan)by Lynne Bairstow
Synopses & Reviews
The spectacular coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula is a diverse playground where you can bask on pristine beaches, explore ancient ruins, play golf or tennis, go biking, snorkeling or scuba diving, do serious shopping, or escape to a secluded lagoon. With info on Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya, plus the nearby ruins, this friendly guide gives you the low down on:
Like every For Dummies travel guide, Cancún & the Yucatán For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes:
Whether your idea of the perfect vacation is action, sun, and non-stop fun or an escape to a peaceful haven where life moves along in pure mañana mode, this guide will get you on your way with no problemo, amigo.
Mexico is the number one destination for Americans. According to government statistics, peak travel months bring more than 5,000 visitors a day to the Yucatá n, and more than 7 million tourists visit Cancú n every year, providing 400f Mexico s $11 billion tourism industry.
Getting ready to go, amigo the fun and easy way®
Cancún & the Yucatán beckon with incredible beaches, a rich, ancient culture, and amazing natural wonders. From plush resorts to secluded tropical getaways . . . from scuba diving, golf, orfly-fishing to basking in the sun . . . from power shopping to barhopping to bird watching, this friendly guide will get you ready to go with no problemo.
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About the Author
Victoria Veilleux (who wrote Chapters 1 through 12, 16 and 17, and the Appendix) travels extensively around the world as a travel writer, uncovering the ins and outs of vacation destinations — from the best places to eat, stay, and play, to the most efficient ways to go about it. In fact, Victoria’s efficient travel planning secured her the winning title of a scavenger hunt circumnavigating the globe in 23 days. She has traveled all over Mexico and personally visited each and every hotel and restaurant listed in this guide (in the chapters that she covered) to share her expert insights on how to make the most out of your time in Cancún and the Yucatán. She currently serves as Travel Editor for Private Air Magazine (for those who travel by private jet), and as a contributor to several publications ranging from Islands, Food Arts, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, and LIFE to Condé Nast Traveler’s www.concierge.com.
David Baird (who wrote Chapters 13, 14, and 15) is a writer, editor, and translator who feels uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person (too much like writing his own obituary). Now based in Austin, Texas, he spent years living in various parts of Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and Puerto Rico. But, whenever possible, he manages to get back to the turquoise-blue waters of the Yucatán because he thinks he looks good in that color, and because he’s excessively fond of the local cooking.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing Cancún and the Yucatán.
Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Cancún & the Yucatán.
Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into the Yucatán.
Chapter 3: Choosing Where to Go.
Chapter 4: Deciding When to Go.
Part II: Planning Your Trip to Cancún and the Yucatán.
Chapter 5: Managing Your Money.
Chapter 6: Getting to the Yucatán.
Chapter 7: Booking Your Accommodations.
Chapter 8: Catering to Special Needs or Interests.
Chapter 9: Taking Care of the Remaining Details.
Part III: Discovering Cancún.
Chapter 10: Settling into Cancún.
Chapter 11: Exploring Cancún.
Part IV: Traveling Around Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.
Chapter 12: Isla Mujeres.
Chapter 13: Cozumel.
Part V: Exploring the Yucatán.
Chapter 14: Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.
Chapter 15: A Taste of the Maya: Nearby Ruins.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten (or So) Top Myths and Misconceptions about Mexico.
Chapter 17: Ten Most Delicious Yucatecan Dishes.
Appendix: Quick Concierge.
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