he Rough Guide to the Yucatan is the ultimate handbook to Mexico's vibrant peninsula. The guide opens with a full-colour section introducing the region's highlights, from the Mayan ruins at Uxmal to Cancun's spectacular beaches, plus information on the archaeological sites of Chiapas and Tabasco. There are hundreds of up-to-date reviews of all the best hotels, restaurants, markets and music venues, and plenty of practical tips for the more adventurous visitor, from diving in Cozumel to boating through the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. The guide also takes an in-depth look at the Yucatan's tumultuous history, pre-Colombian cultures, unique environment and diverse wildlife.
John Fisher is an experienced Rough Guides writer. He is author of the Rough Guide to Mexico, and co-author of the Rough Guides to The Maya World and Crete. Zora O'Neill is a regular visitor to the Yucatan region and has researched continually throughout her trips.