Spend less, see more. This is the philosophy behind Pauline Frommer's guides. Written by travel expert Pauline Frommer (who is also the daughter of Arthur Frommer), and her team of hand--picked writers, these guides show how to truly experience a culture, meet locals, and save money along the way. * Industry secrets on how to find the best hotel rooms * Details on alternative accommodations, great neighborhood restaurants, and cool, offbeat finds * Packed with personality and opinions Spend Less and See More in Cancun & the Yucatan Are You Ready to Travel Smart? If youa d like to get the most out of your dollar and your trip, this is the guide for you. I put a fresh spin on budget travel, showing you how to see the best for less and how to see it in a more authentic way----the way the locals do. Instead of spending $300 a night for a chain hotel in Cancun, why not stay at Hotel El Rey del Caribe, where the electricity is solar powered and the breakfasts are free, for just $75 a night? Plus, youa ll learn the tips of the trade to scoring big on resort sales and packages.
Ia ll steer you away from the bland Americanized menus and tell you where to find the region's simple, ultra--fresh cooking, from just--caught fish and lobster grilled on the beach to hand--pressed tortillas stuffed with the local speciality, spicy cochinita pibil. Let me show you the "other" Cancun----the one only insiders know about. Hunt for recently unearthed Mayan ruins or learn Spanish the easy way------while living with a Mexican family. These are only a few of the great ways to get closer to the culture of this dynamic region. Read on for more! Happy Travels, Pauline Frommer www.frommers.com/pauline Winner of Best Guidebook for 2006 from the North American Travel Journalists Association (Pauline Frommera s New York City)
Table of Contents
1 The Best of Cancun & the Yucatan. 2 Cancun. 3 Las Islas. 4 The Riviera Maya. 5 Merida. 6 Yucatan State. 7 Campeche. 8 The Essentials of Planning. 9 Useful Terms & Phrases. Index.