Cancun, Cozumel & the Riviera Maya Alive!, 1st Edition

  • Bruce Conord
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  • ISBN-10: 1588436624
  • ISBN-13: 9781588436627
  • DDC: 917.204
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 306 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Authors.
About the Alive Guides.
We Love to Get Mail.
1: Introduction.
2: The Attractions.
3: How to Use This Book.
4: Top Things to Do & See.
5: Alive Guide Ratings.
6: Land of the Maya.
7: Geography.
8: Environment.
9: People of the Yucatán & Their History.
10: Getting Ready.
11: Details, Details.
12: Culture & Customs.
13: Eat, Drink & Shop.
14: Cancún.
15: Finding Your Way.
16: Best Places to Stay.
17: Best Places to Eat.
18: Shop Till You Drop.
19: Dawn to Dusk.
20: After Dark.
21: Cancún A-Z.
22: Isla Mujeres.
23: Finding Your Way.
24: Best Places to Stay.
25: Best Places to Eat.
26: Shop Till You Drop.
27: Dawn to Dusk.
28: After Dark.
29: Isla Mujeres A-Z.
30: Cozumel.
31: Finding Your Way.
32: Best Places to Stay.
33: Best Places to Eat.
34: Shop Till You Drop.
35: Dawn to Dusk.
36: After Dark.
37: Cozumel A-Z.
38: Playa del Carmen.
39: Finding Your Way.
40: Best Places to Stay.
41: Best Places to Eat.
42: Shop Till You Drop.
43: Dawn to Dusk.
44: After Dark.
45: Playa del Carmen A-Z.
46: Riviera Maya.
47: Puerto Morelos.
48: Punta Maroma.
49: Punta Bete.
50: Puerto Aventuras.
51: Akumal.
52: Tulum, Punta Allen & Boca Paila Road.
53: Field Trips.
54: Xcaret.
55: Xel-Há.
56: Tres Rios Park.
57: Aktún Chen.
58: Tulum.
59: Sian Ka'an Biosphere.
60: Cobá.
61: Chichén Itzá.
62: Valladolid.
63: Río Lagartos & Ek Balam.
64: Authors' Farewell.