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by Shane Christensen,Christine Delsol,Maribeth Mellin,David Baird

  • ISBN: 1118027388
  • Author: Shane Christensen,Christine Delsol,Maribeth Mellin,David Baird
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  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 400
  • Publisher: *Frommers; 8 edition (September 13, 2011)
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  • Category: Traveling
  • Subcategory: Mexico
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Free full-color, foldout map. Completely updated every year. Insider tips to help you experience authentic Mexico, even in Cancún-from the best palapa restaurants and food carts to the finest Maya hammocks and pottery for sale

Free full-color, foldout map. Insider tips to help you experience authentic Mexico, even in Cancún-from the best palapa restaurants and food carts to the finest Maya hammocks and pottery for sale. Pointers on where to find the finest seafood straight from the sea, the hippest dance clubs right on the beach, and accommodations to suit your taste and budget-whether in the lap of luxury, a beach hut without electricity, a restored hacienda, or a cozy colonial inn.

Free full-color, foldout map.

Additional Product Features. Shane Christensen, Christine Delsol, Maribeth Mellin, David Baird. Author of Pauline Frommer's Cancun & the Yucatan, Christine Delsol has been traveling to Mexico at every opportunity for 30 years. Place of Publication. She has spent most of her career in newspapers and is the recipient of an Associated Press award and two Lowell Thomas awards. Maribeth Mellin fi rst drove the two-lane road from Cancun to Chetumal when tires hanging on sticks marked sandy roads to secluded campgrounds. She's kept track of the changes ever since.

Frommer's Cancun and the Yucatan 2012 (Frommer's Color Complete) David Baird, Shane Christensen, Christine Delsol, Maribeth Mellin (contribution) Frommers, 2011 . Frommer's Cancun and the Yucatan 2012 (Frommer's Color Complete) David Baird, Shane Christensen, Christine Delsol, Maribeth Mellin (contribution) Frommer's, 2011.

Christine Delsol’s most popular book is Frommer's? . David Baird, Shane Christensen. David Baird, Christine Delsol. Pauline Frommer's Cancun & the Yucatan by. Christine Delsol.

Christine Delsol’s most popular book is Frommer's? Cancun and the Yucatan.

Shane Christensen has written extensively for Frommer's throughout Mexico, and .

Shane Christensen has written extensively for Frommer's throughout Mexico, and is also the author of Frommer's Dubai and Frommer's Grand Canyon National Park. Author of Pauline Frommer's Cancún & the Yucatán, Christine Delsol was raised by her Mexican-Chilean grandmother and has been traveling to Mexico for more than 30 years.

Author of Pauline Frommer's Cancún & the Yucatán, Christine Delsol was raised by her Mexican-Chilean grandmother and has been traveling to Mexico for more than 30 years. She has won an Associated press award, two Lowell Thomas awards, and Mazatlán's Golden Deer Award.

I like Frommer's easy to follow format on crisp white pages. This has much updated information. Complete waste of money.

Байрд Дэвид, Shane Christensen, Christine Delsol. Insider advice that will help you discover Mexico's best beach destinations, from Cancun to Zihuatanejo, and the best archaeological ruins, from Chichen Itza to Tulum

Байрд Дэвид, Shane Christensen, Christine Delsol. Insider advice that will help you discover Mexico's best beach destinations, from Cancun to Zihuatanejo, and the best archaeological ruins, from Chichen Itza to Tulum. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, like Xochimilco, with its canals and floating gardens, and the bohemian artsy town of Todos Santos. Where to find the absolute best tacos in Oaxaca, the freshest almejas (clams) in La Paz, the most authentic mole poblano dishes in Puebla, and the finest tequila bars in Puerto Vallarta.

by David Baird, Christine Delsol, Shane Christensen, Maribeth Mellin. ISBN 9780470614327 (978-0-470-61432-7) Softcover, Frommers, 2010. Frommer's Mexico 2011 (Frommer's Complete Guides). by David Baird, Shane Christensen, Christine Delsol, Joy Hepp. ISBN 9780470614334 (978-0-470-61433-4) Softcover, Frommers, 2010.

Full-color throughout Free full-color, foldout map Completely updated every year Insider tips to help you experience authentic Mexico, even in Cancún—from the best palapa restaurants and food carts to the finest Maya hammocks and pottery for sale Pointers on where to find the finest seafood straight from the sea, the hippest dance clubs right on the beach, and accommodations to suit your taste and budget—whether in the lap of luxury, a beach hut without electricity, a restored hacienda, or a cozy colonial inn First-hand advice on the most dazzling, secluded, or liveliest beaches to suit your taste; the richest dive spots and cenotes; the busiest nesting grounds and flyways for birdwatchers; and the best times and seasons to fish for marlin, tuna, barracuda, and other Caribbean species Useful Spanish glossary, Maya phrases, and a menu reader will have you ordering cervezas in no time Insightful commentary on Maya architecture, from Tulum on the coast to Chichén Itzá in the interior, Palenque in Chiapas, and more In-depth coverage of nearby Tabasco & Chiapas, bordering the peninsula, with a strong indigenous identity Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way. Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people and alternatives to conventional dining and lodging options. User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
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Right after I booked my week-long vacation to Cancun, I bought the Frommer's Cancun and the Yucatan 2012. A few weeks later, the Fodor's equivalent, Fodor's Cancun and the Riviera Maya 2012 showed up in my selection of Amazon Vine books. I grabbed that one, too, because many years of travel around the world has taught me that two guidebooks often help me triangulate on the best destinations. Since you're probably trying to decide which guidebook is best for your own trip, I decided to review both books together.

This can't be a deeply exhaustive analysis as I spent only a week in Mexico, with only one major excursion (to Chichen Itza, by tour bus). Plus, I kept mainly to the obvious tourist attractions (rather than independent explorations, as is far more usual for me). But I'll do what I can.

Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of overlap between the two guidebooks. The Hotel Zone (aka Tourist Zone) in Cancun is just-so-big, with a finite number of restaurants worth recommending and shops to tell you about and typical excursions. Unlike guidebooks for, say, Southern California -- where one book might tell you about a cool little art museum another fails to mention -- they generally point to the same places, and give their nods of approval to the same businesses. From poking at the listings for not-as-tourist-infested areas, such as Merida, it appears that there's more of a distinction, as well as a between-the-lines personal affection for the places to see.

The biggest difference between the two books is a matter of "author's voice." The Frommer's book is clearly written by an individual with personal opinions (one author per area), who imparts data as well as the reasons for a recommendation. For instance, the review of the JW Marriott, where we stayed, says, "This remains my favorite resort in Cancun, a refined oasis that offers exceptional service without pretense. Despite its many touches of elegance, the JW is friendly and even family-friendly -- although more families stay at the neighboring and less expensive Marriott Casa Magna." (There's lots more, including details about the rooms, the spa, and the restaurants, but that should give you a taste of the writing style.) Fodor's has a deal with TripAdvisor, so it occasionally includes snippets from member's reviews, and it makes a point of highlighting the pros and cons. Fodor's writes of the same hotel, which it calls "the best hotel for experiencing luxury, Cancun style" both its top-notch service and huge spa and under "Cons:" says "lacks the festive mood of other hotels along the strip; breakfast buffet costs $25."

In general, both books gave me a sense of what to expect: gorgeous beaches, lots of tequila-based drinks (another tamarind margarita please!), and several excellent restaurants. They share the same weaknesses, though, in that neither gave me any sense of just how much everyone in Cancun is trying to sell you tourist excursions, or the overwhelming number of people at Chichen Itza who are lined up to sell souvenirs. I would have appreciated a section on "how to get the best deal on tours and excursions" but neither book was helpful in that regard.

The Fodor's book has a few sections that do help quite a bit. For example, it includes a comparison chart for Cancun spas, including the prices of facials and body treatments, as well as the availability of couples treatments or outdoor treatments. It also has a 7-page section on tequila that describes everything from its harvest and distillation to popular brands. Frommer's has good introductory sections for each region, explaining how the streets are numbered for instance, and it also recommends websites for each area.

You probably don't need more than one of these books, since so much of their information is duplicated. But it's a tough choice, since both are good guidebooks. I lean towards the Fodor's guide slightly because of the comparison charts and an effort to point out hotel disadvantages, but you won't go wrong with either of these. If you find one book cheaper than the other, that's as good a dividing line as any.
Coiron
One of several travel guides I keep in my house in Cancun. I do not necessarily agree with restaurant recommendations. If you are planning an adventure to the Yucatan worth the price,
Umdwyn
I bought a few books when I decided to take a trip, and this was by far the most used one! There were so many great ideas on places to visit as well as food ideas and even how to haggle. Great book as usual Frommer!
Gralmeena
arrived quickly, exactly as described, excellent condition, would buy again, 5 star
Mejora
I've never found more useful info about getting around in Cancun and the Yucatan. It's not quite as comprehensive as Rick Steves' Italy or similar books, but it kept me well informed enough to get around the Yucatan pretty easily.
from earth
Good value!
Jugami
Our family just got back from the Riviera Maya. We stayed on Half Moon Bay, an hour south of Cancun. It isn't the most convenient spot to the rest of the attractions in the area, but we chose it specifically so we could swim with sea turtles off neighboring Akumal Beach.

I found a lot of suggestions for what to do online, while other suggestions came from the owner and management company of the condo we rented. We would have missed out on a lot if we hadn't had their input.

This guidebook examines both the big attractions of the area we were in -- Yal-Ku Lagoon and Akumal Beach, the ruins at Tulum and Coba, Hidden Worlds Cenote -- but also many lesser known "insider" suggestions. Both this guidebook and our condo owner suggested eating at the beautiful and little known Hotel Archeologica in Coba. (Our condo owner suggested bringing our swim suits for a dip in the hotel pool, which we did. The most relaxing hour of our entire vacation!) We also took the suggestion to visit Gran Cenote, a cave in which you can snorkel that is more for locals than the touristy and better known Rio Secreto. These sorts of suggestions are sprinkled through the book, which covers the entire Yucatan. I was disappointed that Ria Lagartos Nature Reserve (which is in the book) was so far from where we were -- I would have loved to see the flamingos there.

If I had had this guidebook before we went, I would also have made sure to visit Xpu-Ha Beach, which the editors of this guidebook rave about, and Museo SubAcuatico in Puerto Aventuras, a museum with displays of items from colonial-era shipwrecks. You need some ideas for when the sun is too blazing hot to stay outdoors for one more minute. The museum would have been perfect!

Though the guidebook doesn't mention this, if you want to stroll the streets of a typical (non-touristy) Mayan town in the general area of Akumal, take a drive to Chemuyil and have lunch. Look for the outdoor chicken grill and get a full chicken lunch for two to three people for $9US. Chicken, rice, bean soup, lettuce, tortillas, etc. Best chicken you'll ever taste! Walk around the corner to the fruit and vegetable stand and ask the owner for a mango de florentine. She puts the mango on a stick and cuts it into a floral shape. It's these small things that make a vacation unforgettable!
Like most Frommer's guidebooks, this one for Cancun and the Yucatan is an amazing resource, particularly for the casual tourist. Due to its scope, that is the entire Yucatan peninsula and the tourist megacenter of Cancun, you shouldn't a great deal of detailed information or a lot of information on the area nor lots of specifics regarding less popular areas and attractions. There were several locations that got short shrift.
However, if you are, like most, a casual character to the main tourist areas and attractions, this book will be perfect for you. The maps and pictures are excellent, and there are lots of reviews of hotels, restaurants, and attractions in the area. There is also a lot of advice on such things as transportation, safety and savings. If you're headed to the Yucatan/Cancun area on vacation, I recommend this book.

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