Americas 1 bestselling travel series Written by than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommers Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do More annually updated guides than any other series 16 page color section and foldout map in all annual guides Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries Dozens of detailed maps in an easy to read, two color design Completely updated every year unlike most of the competition , Frommers Cancn, Cozumel the Yucatn features gorgeous full color photos of the white sand beaches, mysterious ruins, and colorful market towns that await you Our authors have lived in and written about Mexico for years, so theyre able to provide valuable insight and advice Theyll steer you away from the touristy and the inauthentic, and show you the real heart of Mexico s Mayan homeland Let them take you to charming colonial towns, lovely beach resorts, ancient ruins, traditional villages, and natural wonders, from the glitz of Cancn s hotel scene, to the mysterious ruins of Ek Balam Youll travel the Yucatn like a pro with our candid advice and handy Spanish language glossary Also included are accurate regional and town maps including site plans of the major ruins , up to date advice on finding the best package deals, a free color fold out map, and an online directory that makes trip planning a snap...
|Title||:||Frommer's Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan 2009 (Frommer's Complete Guides)|
|Publisher||:||Frommers Revised edition September 9, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|File Size||:||685 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Frommer's Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan 2009 (Frommer's Complete Guides) Reviews
This book is a good 200 pages shorter than the comparative books for the region. While it did a decent job and covers a lot, it isn't the best. Frustratingly, the index is very abbreviated; some of the regions and areas have attractions IN the area, but not in the index. We also used the Moon Guide Yucatan and the Lonely Planet Yucatan. We preferred the Moon Guide, but also used this book for cross reference. His personal references and experiences are the best aspects of the book, and it is still a valuable tool for exploring the region. The included map, while not amazing, was better than the maps the other books provided (none).
Although this book contained quite a bit of information, there were several inaccuracies and virtually no pictures. I know that we were going to Mexico; but it would have been nice to have a few pictures in each chapter to show us what to expect. We made a date from a perfunctory map of Playa del Carmen to meet my cousin who was also in Mexico. We decided to meet in front of one of the restaurants predominantly displayed on the map. When we got to Playa, we couldn't find it and no one from Playa had heard of the restaurant, either - and we had purchased the 2009 copy. I will not buy other books from Frommer's. Friends had books about the Yucatan that were great, those are the ones that I will look for from now on.
Typical of all Frommer's guides, but hardly an update. I wonder when was the last time the reviewers actually visited Cancun as opposed to the more remote areas they clearly prefer. In fact, there is not mention of a single hotel or restaurant north of downtown Cancun. Playa Mujeres and the top resorts there are not even mentioned. If you are exploring the remote areas of the Yucatan this is a great resource. If you are not, try one of the other guides. I would return this one if I hadn't already ripped out the map.
Exactly what I wanted.
This book is wonderful if you are looking to go to the Yucatan or Cancun. But don't buy it if you want to go to Cozumel. There are probably 400 pages in the book, and a whopping 6 pages only are on Cozumel, which is what I bought the book for. Wonderful book and the authors are great, and the pull out map will come in handy!
Guide is typical Frommers Guide with a good amount of detail. Focus is mostly on hotels and select restaurants but overall works well to support vacation planning
After checking out multiple guides to Cancun and the surrounding area, this was by far the most helpful. There was good coverage of hotels, restaurants, night clubs, beaches &water sports, and shopping. The guide also offers good general information on traveling to Mexico in general and Cancun particularly. I should add that the entire Yucatan peninsula has similar coverage in this guide, not just Cancun.
I usually prefer Frommer's guides (at least 80% of the time), but not this one. I ended up getting the Fodor's instead. This one was too disorganized and was very light on places to stay. It just seemed like it was thrown together as an afterthought.