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Book Travel Acapulco From the colourful shrine cities of Chilpancingo Iguala Taxco
Moon Handbooks Acapulco (Moon Handbooks. Acapulco)
Book Travel Acapulco From the colourful shrine cities of Chilpancingo, Iguala, and Taxco to the limestone formations of
Juxtlahuaca, Moon Handbooks Acapulco is the traveller's introduction to this rare place of magnificent vistas,
glittering hotels, and rich history. Covering the entire region, including Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, the Costa Grande,
Guerrero upcountry, and the Costa Chica, this book provides up-to-date details on the best of Acapulco. With tips on the
best places to shop for handicrafts, including Taxco's famous silver and Olinala's fine lacquerware, plus listings for
celebrated beaches as well as small hideaways like Pie de la Cuesta, Troncones, Barra de Potosl, and Playa Escondida,
travellers will find the tools to create a uniquely personal experience in this guidebook.
In the 1980s, the lure of travel drew Bruce Whipperman away from a 20-year career of teaching physics. The occasion was
a trip to Kenya, which included a solar eclipse and a safari. He hasn't stopped travelling since. Bruce has always
pursued his travel career for the fun of it. He started with slide shows and photo gifts for friends. Others wanted his
photos, so he began selling them. Once, stranded in Ethiopia, he began to write. A dozen years later, Moon
Handbooks Pacific Mexico became his first book, followed by Moon Handbooks to Puerto Vallarta and Oaxaca. For him,
travel writing heightens his awareness and focuses his own travel experiences. He always remembers what a Nepali Sherpa
said: "Many people come, looking, looking; few people come, see."
The Yucatan, Cancun & Cozumel (Adventure Guides Series)
Book Travel Acapulco With such an extensive selection of travel guides for the "horn" of Mexico, including Quintana Roo
(East-Caribbean), Yucatan (North-interior), and Campeche (West-Gulf of Mexico), the selection for THE travel guide to
these regions is not obvious. Lonely Planet, Moon, Fodors, Frommers, and Eyewitness are just a few of the more widely
known and popular. Conord's Adventure Guide Series "The Yucatan, Cancun & Cozumel" opened a doorway I would have
missed had I relied upon these other venerable guides. Bruce and June Conord leave the main roads and La Cuota behind to
explore the regions surrounding Cancun, Valladolid & Chichen Itza, Merida, the Maya, Church, and Convent routes (La Rutas
Maya, Iglesia, y Convento) and many other fascinating locales.
A quick glance at this Adventure Series guide reveals a plethora of adventure and culture awaiting any traveler
willing to get off the main tourist road/La Cuota and experience El Mexico tipico, the real Mexico. Whether you wish
to know of the magnificent cenotes (sinkholes) hidden just off the highways awaiting you with their cool blue waters, or the
quaint little thatch-roofed restaurants visited by ex-pats and locals, Spanish colonial Haciendas built to amaze and pamper
travelers, ancient villages nestled in the Puuc hills near Uxmal, this guide is the key to these unseen treasures you
simply will not find in many of the guides listed above. Yes, Lonely Planet or the Moon Guide can point you in the right
direction for a nifty little hostel overlooking the main plaza in Merida (as do the Conords), but they lack some of the
insight and author's tips that can come only from personal relationships with many owners/proprietors and locals who live
in the area. The Conords offer not just the obvious choice of where to stay or eat; by providing insider tips and offering
both the good and bad, they provide a perspective that seems to be spoken from the locals themselves.
Guides such as Fodors and Frommers excel in rating and testing hotels, restaurants, and shopping. In truth, the Adventure
Series Guide can not compete with such thoroughness. Yet much is left out by these other popular guides that Conords shine
so brightly in documenting and elaborating upon. Author's notes, historical backgrounds, quotations, and contact
information abound in the Adventure Series Guide. Fodors offers only its few top choices for bungalows and hotels along
the popular Boca Paila Road near Tulum. The Conords review almost every establishment in either direction of the road
near the Tulum crossroads. Lacking its own rating system, Adventure Series Guide works well in conjunction with these
other narrow yet precise travel guides.
The authors' strength lies not in sheer quantity, but by giving enough choices and explaining how things truly function
and are accessed in each area. Other guides can be limiting in the offerings of only the "safe" bets. Safe does not always
equate to adventure and "an experience" that many of us want in a vacation. With over 400 pages of easy to read
descriptions, suggestions, Maya history & vocabulary, witty anecdotes, and ample coverage of Cancun, Playa D.C., Isla
Mujeres, and Cozumel in addition to off-the-beaten-path, a traveler who takes this guide to the horn of Mexico is sure to
find their own unique adventure.
Cancun & The Yucatan (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)
Take the work out of planning any trip with DK's Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides. Branded with DK's trusted and familiar
"Eyewitness" style, these compact guides make finding the best every destination has to offer easier than ever before! Perfect
for both business travel and vacations, whether you're looking for the finest cuisine or the least expensive places to eat, the
most luxurious hotels or the best deals on places to stay, the best family destination or the hottest nightspot, Eyewitness Top
10 Travel Guides provide current, useful information based on the insight of local experts to find the best of everything at each destination.
I agree with the text of the two reviews before me, but I do not think their ratings are fair. This is an excellent guide
for the traveler who wants to know what to see, what not to miss, and what to avoid. When I reach a destination, there are
so many options that a guide like this is just what I need to make good decisions within a limited amount of time. It is
also a convenient way to find out about activities you may have not heard of, like seeing the underground rivers ("cenotes").
We spent 10 days in the Riviera Maya. This book was easy to carry and the information was not overwhelming. We were
interested in seeing some Mayan ruins and the jungle. We still ran out of time to do everything, but we were able to
prioritize what we really wanted to do with this book. We also avoided a "tourist trap" which was actually inside the airport
where we would have walked right into it, because it was listed in "top ten things to avoid". The information is
extremely well organized; mainly by what you want to do, and you can look up specific areas in the index. You can look up
general info like "Highlights of the Yucatan" which listed a few ruins, then look up the "Top Ten Sights" at specific ruins.
High quality pictures, easy access maps, and the information you want without having to dig through or flip back and forth
constantly is what this wonderful and inexpensive little book offers. I will look for an Eyewitness Travel guide for all my
future trips. Highly recommended!