Buy Moon Yucatán Peninsula
Twelfth Edition, December 2016
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The Yucatán Peninsula is rich with history, culture, and natural wonders. Explore its vibrant cities, ancient ruins, and boundless beaches with Moon Yucatán Peninsula.
What You’ll Find in Moon Yucatán Peninsula:
- Unique insight from lifelong travelers and Yucatán experts Liza Prado and Gary Chandler
- Curated advice for culture buffs, honeymooners, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and more, whether you’re visiting Mexico for a few days or a few weeks
- Full-color, vibrant photos throughout
- Detailed maps for exploring on your own, and useful tips on public transportation, car and bike rentals, and air travel
- Strategic itineraries for every budget, passion, and timeline, including: The Best of the Yucatán, A Family Affair, 10 Days of Ecoadventure, Classics of Yucatán Cuisine, Pyramids and Palaces, Diving and Snorkeling, Cenote Hopping, and Into the Wild
- Fun ideas catered your individual travel style: Spend a day relaxing on the beach or standup paddle boarding (SUPing) on the crystal-clear water. Take a short walk from the shore to visit jaw-dropping Mayan ruins, or kayak through lush mangrove forests. Peruse the markets, museums, and churches of Mérida or Tulum. Sign up for a mountain bike tour through the jungle for a peek at hidden ruins, remote beaches, and dazzling wildlife. Find the best spots to fill up on authentic salbute and panucho, and stay up late for live music, cocktails, and fire dancers on the beach
- Focused coverage of Cancún, Isla Cozumel, the Riviera Maya, Tulum and the Costa Maya, Chichén Itzá, Mérida, the Puuc Route, Campeche, and Palenque
- Thorough background information on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and culture
- Handy tools including a Spanish glossary and phrasebook
- Essential tips on health and safety, visa information, and accommodations
With Moon Yucatán Pensinsula’s myriad activities, practical advice, and insider tips, you can plan your trip your way.
Gary Chandler and Liza Prado
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.
Since her first visit to the region more than a decade ago, the Yucatán Peninsula has remained one of Liza’s favorite places to travel. For this assignment, she dived on coral reefs and snorkeled through cenotes, clambered on Maya ruins and paddled through mangroves, spied monkeys and tropical birds, explored colonial cities and cobblestoned towns, caught a few local bands, and listened to rock-star DJs—all with two kids in tow (well, at least part of the time).
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.