By Liza Prado and Gary Chandler
First Edition, January 2013
Travel writers Gary Chandler and Liza Prado know the best ways to experience Cozumel—from celebrating Carnaval to diving down to Airplane Wreck. Chandler and Prado offer a range of interesting activities for every traveler, such as swimming with dolphins in Playa del Carmen, as well as unique trip ideas like The Best of Isla Cozumel. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Cozumel gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Cozumel
Enjoy the very best of Cozumel with these itineraries:
- The Best of Isla Cozumel
- Cozumel’s Best Beaches
- Diving and Snorkeling Guide
- How to Choose a Dive Shop
Explore what Cozumel has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
- Playa del Carmel
- Archaeological Zones
- Ecoparks and Nature Reserves
Resources include a Spanish Glossary and a Spanish Phrasebook
Liza Prado was working as a corporate attorney in San Francisco when she decided to take a leap of faith and try travel writing and photography. Ten years later, she has coauthored 18 guidebooks and written numerous feature stories and travel blogs to destinations throughout the Americas. Her photographs have been published by Moon Travel Guides, Lonely Planet, and travel websites like Gogobot and Away.com.
Liza has traveled regularly to Cozumel since 2002. The island’s laid-back vibe and underwater beauty keep bringing her back. She was delighted to cowrite an entire book about it. For this assignment, Liza went to some of her favorite dive sites and checked out some new ones, explored Maya ruins both big and small, merengued on the main plaza, drank coconut milk from roadside stands, and ate fresh fish almost every day.
A graduate of Brown University and Stanford Law School, Liza currently lives in Denver, Colorado, with husband and coauthor Gary Chandler and their children, Eva and Leo.
Gary Chandler grew up in a small ski town south of Lake Tahoe, California. He earned his bachelor's degree at UC Berkeley, and also studied abroad in Mexico City and Oaxaca. After graduation, Gary backpacked through much of Mexico and Central America, and later Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. His first guidebook assignment was covering the highlands of Guatemala, which was followed by assignments in El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere.
Gary has contributed to almost 30 guidebooks, many coauthored with wife and fellow travel writer/photographer Liza Prado. Between assignments, Gary earned a master's degree in journalism at Columbia University, worked as a news reporter and criminal investigator, and published numerous articles and blogs about travel in Latin America. He and Liza have two children and live in Colorado.
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