Explores the distinctive culture and history of the Yucatan, with its Spanish colonial heritage and modern Mayan communities provides detailed insights into the area's Mayan legacy - the magnificent ruins of Chichen Itza and the Giant Catacombs at Loltun encompasses the southern states, including Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas reveals empty tropical beaches, wild turtle islands, old pirate villages and some of the most glorious coral reefs in the world provides expert advice on the best diving centres and where to cave-dive, kayak and parasail 'Tabasco is sexy. Foreigners may have heard of the Olmec relics of La Vanta, but the part of modern Mexican folklore that everyone seems to know is that Tabasquenas are the most beautiful women in Mexico.'
Table of Contents
1. Colour Photo Essay; 2. Introduction; 3. The Maya; 4. History - Conquest and After; 5. Topics; 6. Food and Drink; 7. Travel; 8. Practical A-Z; 9. Cancun, the Islands and Riviera Maya; 10. Yucatan State; 11. Southern Quintana Roo and Rio Bec; 12. Campeche State; 13. Tabasco; 14. Chiapas; 15. Reference.
Nick Rider lived in Spain for several years and has travelled extensively around Mexico. He is a well-known freelance writer and author of Cadogan's Short Breaks in Northern France.