GUIDE TO THE YUCATAN, CANCUN & COZUMEL
by Bruce and June Conord
Hunter Publishing, Inc., Edison, NJ ISBN 1-55650-908-1
The Yucatan is one of
Mexicos most fascinating regions, not only for the beauty of its
coastlines but also for the intriguing history surrounding its towns and
villages. Bruce and June Conord take their readers on a personal tour of
the region, annotating their favorite places with tips and hints to make
any travelers stay in the Yucatan a pleasant one.
With the myriad of
guidebooks to Mexico on the market, it can be confusing as to which one
to read. In the case of the Yucatan, the Conords first book on the
subject left a lot to be desired. But theyve definitely worked hard
upgrading their second edition. Now this is a book Id recommend to
anyone traveling in the Yucatan.
Traveling with the
Conords throughout the Yucatan is like having them right alongside you
as you explore the villages, beaches, towns and historic sites of the
peninsula. The authors greatly improved and enhanced their section on
travel essentials, entitling the new chapter "Get Ready, Set,
Go!" Theyve added a full ten pages of detailed travel
information so that their readers wont get caught short when they
arrive in Mexico.
The biggest improvement
in the second edition is the enhanced table of contents. While the first
edition offered basic headings, the new edition expands those headings
into sub-topics so that readers dont have to needlessly thumb through
the book trying to find a particular topic.
The size of the book is
larger, too, making it easier to read. In fact, the layout of the second
edition makes reading this book a pleasure. Also, the Conords have added
more of their own black and white photographs and easy-to-read maps, as
well as gray highlighting on the page ends indicating the location of
the main sections of the bookthe Introduction followed by sections on
the States of Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatan.
In short, this isnt
just a book for weekend beachgoers to Cancun. This is a book for the
all-around traveler to the Yucatan, one who wants to know the history,
culture and people who live there.