Coba, Mexico, 123rf

Visiting the Maya Ruins of Cobá

The Maya ruins of Cobá make an excellent complement—or even alternative—to the memorable but vastly overcrowded ruins at Tulum. Its structures are much larger and more ornate–Cobá’s main pyramid is the second tallest in the Yucatán Peninsula, and it’s one of few you are still allowed to climb. The ruins are also surrounded by lakes and thick forest, making it a great place to see birds, butterflies, and tropical flora.

Moon Cozumel

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. […]

Moon Spotlight Tulum

Moon Spotlight Tulum is an 86-page compact guide covering Tulum, southern Quintana Roo, Chichén-Itzá,and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Authors Gary Chandler and Liza Prado offer their seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and they include maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations […]

View of a maya temple surrounded by grassy terraces.

See the Best of Chiapas in Two Weeks

If you’re visiting Chiapas for the first time and want to be sure to hit all the must-sees, this is the tour for you. It covers a little of everything—Maya ruins, indigenous villages, colonial cities, and some jaw-dropping natural attractions—all in just over two weeks.