Moon Yucatan Peninsula (Paperback)
Moon Travel, 9781631214103, 544pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides The Yucatan Peninsula is rich with history, culture, and natural wonders. Explore its vibrant cities, ancient ruins, and boundless beaches with Moon Yucatan Peninsula. What You'll Find in Moon Yucatan Peninsula
- Unique insight from lifelong travelers and Yucatan experts Liza Prado and Gary Chandler
- Curated advice for culture buffs, honeymooners, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and more, whether you're visiting Mexico for a few days or a few weeks
- Full-color, vibrant photos throughout
- Detailed maps for exploring on your own, and useful tips on public transportation, car and bike rentals, and air travel
- Strategic itineraries for every budget, passion, and timeline, including: The Best of the Yucatan, A Family Affair, 10 Days of Ecoadventure, Classics of Yucatan Cuisine, Pyramids and Palaces, Diving and Snorkeling, Cenote Hopping, and Into the Wild
- Fun ideas catered your individual travel style: Spend a day relaxing on the beach or standup paddle boarding (SUPing) on the crystal-clear water. Take a short walk from the shore to visit jaw-dropping Mayan ruins, or kayak through lush mangrove forests. Peruse the markets, museums, and churches of Merida or Tulum. Sign up for a mountain bike tour through the jungle for a peek at hidden ruins, remote beaches, and dazzling wildlife. Find the best spots to fill up on authentic salbute and panucho, and stay up late for live music, cocktails, and fire dancers on the beach
- Focused coverage of Cancun, Isla Cozumel, the Riviera Maya, Tulum and the Costa Maya, Chichen Itza, Merida, the Puuc Route, Campeche, and Palenque
- Thorough background information on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and culture
- Handy tools including a Spanish glossary and phrasebook
- Essential tips on health and safety, visa information, and accommodations
About the Author
Gary Chandler grew up in a small ski town south of Lake Tahoe, California. He earned his bachelor's degree at UC Berkeley, and also studied abroad in Mexico City and Oaxaca. After graduation, Gary backpacked through much of Mexico and Central America, and later Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. His first guidebook assignment was covering the highlands of Guatemala, which was followed by assignments in El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere. Gary has contributed to almost 30 guidebooks, many coauthored with wife and fellow travel writer/photographer Liza Prado. Between assignments, Gary earned a master's degree in journalism at Columbia University, worked as a news reporter and criminal investigator, and published numerous articles and blogs about travel in Latin America. He and Liza have two children and live in Colorado. Liza Prado was working as a corporate attorney in San Francisco when she took a leap of faith and decided to try travel writing and photography instead. Twelve years later, she has coauthored twenty-two guidebooks and written dozens of feature articles about destinations in the Americas. Her photographs have been published in several travel books, apps, and websites like Gogobot.com and Away.com. Since her first visit to the region in 2002, the Yucatan Peninsula has remained one of Liza's favorite places to travel. For this assignment, she went diving on coral reefs and snorkeled in cenotes, listened to howler monkeys and watched flamingos in flight, climbed Maya ruins and explored colonial cities, ate countless fish tacos and even learned to make a decent salbute. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford Law School, Liza has traveled extensively throughout the Americas and Europe. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her frequent coauthor Gary Chandler and their children, Eva and Leo.