From the Publisher
Comparing your book to Lonely Planet's - your book won hands down on every level. It was AWESOME! -- Erika Holm
Profiles 49 Maya destinations, excellent trip planning hints, detailed maps and advice from health precautions to getting around. -- Anton Newspapers
Your Yucatan guide is great.....Keep up the good work -- Bill Bell
This book offers tons of recommendations for everything from tour operators to restaurants to hotels in every price budget. All are based on first-hand experience from authors who know the Yucatan intimately. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - it's all here! Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, hiking, rafting, llama trips and more. Never galloped along a beach on horseback, trekked up a mountain, explored ancient sites? "Adventure Guides" include extensive lists of recommended outfitters, with all contact details - e-mail, website, phone number and location.
I am the author of the thriller/adventure "A Tourist in the Yucatan" and I recently reviewed "Adventures Guide to the Yucatan." In my opinion, this is a "must have" book for the adventure minded traveler! Bruce and June Conord have done an excellent job in putting together the ultimate adventure guide book to the Yucatan. For many travelers, a trip to the Yucatan means mostly sitting on the beach soaking in the sun. The typical tourist only sees a small fraction of what this fascinating section of Mexico has to offer. Inland are ancient Mayan ruins hidden in the jungle and colonial cities that date back to the 1500's. Available activities are diverse from scuba diving on tropical reefs or into cenotes or caves to kayaking, camping, or just getting off the beaten track and meeting the "REAL PEOPLE." This book does a great job of outlining all the possibilities available in a straight forward and easy to read style. The introduction section should be very helpful to the first time traveler and there are lots of maps to help you find your way. (James Brumfield, Amazon Reviewer)
If you are looking for something to do besides just sitting on the beach this is the book for you. I am just back from two weeks in the Yucatan, I bought this book mainly because it was so new. Originally was planning on visiting only Cancun and Cozumel, but thanks to this book I drug myself away from the beach. Went to Chichen Itza, Merida, Uxmal, Lotune, Ect, and was blown away!!!! I am now fascinated buy the ancient Mayan culture and old Mexico. (Sasha Turkus, Amazon reviewer)
Second edition of a highly-recommended guidebook to this fascinating corner of Mexico, a region which the authors describe as "a big hitch-hiking thumb." Their interest and hard work has paid off in both editions. The book is loaded with hotel and transportation info, great maps and interesting art work. Eco travelers will love this guidebook. The Conords provide full details on kayaking, hiking, rappelling, and camping in the region.