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on 17 June 2014
I'm not someone who normally writes reviews, but I felt compelled to this time as I was just so disappointed with this guide. We've been staunch Lonely Planet travellers for years, but on this occasion we ended up buying the Rough Guide as well because the Lonely Planet seemed to miss out huge chunks of content. For instance, they don't include practically the whole of the Costa La Luz (especially cool, laid back towns like Zahara de los Atunes), one of the most beautiful, unspoilt and backpacker friendly beach areas I've been to in the whole world. They miss out the Baelo Claudia Roman ruins, which are amazing (a whole Roman Town set against the backdrop of a stunning beach - which amazingly is free to visit!). And worst of all, someone decided that it would be a good idea to put the accommodation section separately in the back of the book, so that you have to spend ages flicking back and forwards to find anything. Its a feature packed region, but a content light book. For this one at least, I recommend the Rough Guide which has much more thorough content (the book is twice as thick for the same area).