Eyewitness Travel Guide to Mexico (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

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The guide that shows you what other travel books only tell you! With over 750 full--color photographs and features like town--by--town breakdowns on local arts and crafts, festivals, and cultural events, DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mexico allows you to submerse yourself in the local culture. Detailed street maps, 3--D aerial views of Mexico's grand cathedrals and Mayan ruins combine with rich text to highlight points of interest and provide a timeline for historical events. Explore the artwork of the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, the cave paintings on the Baja California peninsula, and the famous arches at Lover's Beach in Cabo San Lucas. Watch cliff divers in Acapulco, walk the beaches in Cancun, and visit the extensive Mayan and Zapotec ruins. Anyone can travel to Mexico, but this stunning travel reference allows you to truly appreciate all the breathtaking sights.

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Mexico is a heady sort of place; it inundates you with sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and tactile sensations. A dry text, no matter how informative, just doesn't do justice to Mexico's allure. DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide series, on the other hand, does. Sure, it provides the necessary data points. The "Travelers' Needs" section contains 168 recommended hotel options and another 168 restaurants--as well as a beautifully illustrated guide to the foods of Mexico. And there are pages of practical information on visas, health precautions, time zones, electricity, taxis, security, banking, communications, and the like.

But DK's guide provides far more inspirational than a mere collection of data. The two-page glossy color map of Mexico is not just clear and easy to understand, it's beautiful. The hundreds of color photographs throughout the book are exquisite, depicting the sere hilltop archeological site of Monte Albán, fishermen preparing nets on a Yucatán beach, the vibrancy of a fruit market in San Cristóbal de las Casas, the green lushness of the wetlands, the scrub of the Sonora desert, and the intense vegetation of the Tehuantepec rainforests. There are 3-D aerial-view layouts of towns and ancient sites, cutaways and floor plans for churches and pyramids, as well as wonderful explanatory texts for each region, delving into history, traditions, sights, fiestas, foods, music, and activities. DK's is a guide book that is actually a pleasure to use--one that adds excitement to the necessary task of planning your vacation. --Stephanie Gold

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...You feel, looking at them, as if you could close the book and step into the street. -- Contra Costa Times

...considered to be the world's best travel resource to over 30 destinations around the world, make it easier to plan a splendid vacation. -- North American Press Syndication

Both novice and experienced travelers will be captivated. -- U.S. News & World Report

Each book is a visual as well as informational feast about a particular place. -- The New York Times

Encyclopedic in scope, it's meant to be used before, during, and after your stay. -- Travel & Leisure

Eyewitness Travel Guides are marvels of writing, color photography and illustration. What makes these so special is their thoroughness. -- New York Times Syndicate

Hats off to DK for the Eyewitness Travel Guides...[they] raise the bar for all others. -- Dallas Morning News

Rich in photos, crisp and clear in text. -- Columbus Dispatch

The best travel guides ever. -- Sky Magazine

The most graphically exciting and visually pleasing series on the market. -- Chicago Tribune

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