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on 2 October 2003
Rough guides are ideal for a certain kind of holiday. If you are planning to go to an all inclusive resort in Cancun and only venture out for arranged excursions then this book will never leave the shelf. Rough guides are for those who want to explore the real thing. That is why I won't visit any country without a copy.
This does not disappoint. The factual information is accurate and helpful. The restaurant recommendations were welcome - especially the wonderfully named 'Gory Tacos' in Downtown Cancun!
The information on archeological sites such as Coba and Chitchen Itza was extremely helpful, the travel tips essential.
The only slight reservation is that a bit of snobbery sometimes slips in. For example the resort of Akumel is dismissed as expensive and shallow. In fact it is beautiful and well worth the visit being quiet but accessible.
For all that this is still the best guide book for the thinking traveller!
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on 27 April 2012
Why is it I find Rough Guides so far preferable to those from Lonely Planet? I think their structure has much to do with it - the way the sections at the front are ordered and presented and also the extensive context sections at the back. But I appreciate the maps and even the paper used too. Classy comes to mind. 'Mexico' is no exception and is well researched. Now I'm back home, I think the book should play down the attractions of Oaxaca, which seems at risk of being almost overwhelmed by tourists. But I would encourage more people to spend time in Mexico City, a quite extraordinary place with masses of history, an authentic vibe and often exceptional visual appeal.
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on 24 March 1999
I took this book backpacking in Mexico and found it to be a lifesaver. It gave detailed information and descriptions of towns, events, culture and history. The only problem was that some of the opening times of various places were sometimes slightly out, but that can't be helped.
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on 3 April 2013
Would have scored 5 stars but unfortunately maps are difficult to read on Kindle.
as I cannot zoom in to enlarge the size
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on 4 November 2013
i do not go on any trip without a Rough guide . detailed comprehensive. good little maps and photographs . excellent
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on 21 November 2004
Am in mexico right now, regretting buying this and not the new LP but it gives good info on the history of places, maps bear little resemblance to the towns they represent at times though. Not much good if on a budget as no price indications given for hotels. Out of date LP much better than this current version of RG Im afraid! But if you dont have a tight budget and can wing it on the maps it could be a nice guide.
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on 13 January 2016
I spent a month i Mexico and this was very helpful at times
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on 9 December 2012
i was really pleased with this book as it has everything in it about mexico you could possibly want to know
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