Cancun, Mexico travel books and guides, dining guides, Cancun maps, Yucatan-specific specialty guides, Spanish language phrase books and guides to Cancun's surrounding areas, including guides to Playa del Carmen and the Mayan Riviera. Featuring top travel guides such as Lonely Planet Yucatan.
Adventures in Nature Mexico By Ron Mader A guide to Mexico's natural wonders, beside Cancun's blue waters and coral-sand beaches. Mader's Adventures in Nature Mexico overviews Mexico's parks, rain forests and sanctuaries, advocates ecotourism and highlights the best ecotourism opportunities in Mexico, including the Yucatan.
Cancun and the Yucatan for Dummies By Lynne Bairstow, David Baird This best-selling Cancun travel guide and trip planner is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to Cancun's best hotels, dining, nightlife, water sports, attractions and more for first-time visitors to Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the Mayan Riviera.
Lonely Planet Yucatan 2003 By Ben Greensfelder From Cancun to the Tulum Mayan ruins, the Lonely Planet is a reliable and comprehensive Yucatan travel guide, including first-hand advice on how and when to arrive, where to stay and what to eat. Brief history and culture articles round out this travel-ready and useful overview of the best of the Yucatan (including maps).
The Unofficial Guide to Mexico's Best Beach Resorts By Maribeth Mellin Over 120 of Mexico's best beach resorts, from sprawling beach village resorts to romantic and secluded hacienda resorts, this Cancun travel guide specializes in lodging while offering detailed information on how to access nearby Cancun attractions and restaurants.
B&B Yucatan Laminated Map By Berndston A full-color laminated road and travel map for the Yucatan peninsula geared towards American and European travelers to the Yucatan (in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian).
Can-Do Playa del Carmen 2004 Guidebook in a Map By Laura McFarlin A full-color foldout guide map of Playa del Carmen, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera that maps beaches, nightlife areas, archeological sites and more in a portable and visual guide.
Yucatan Special Interest Guides
Casa Yucatan By Karen Witynski, Joe P. Carr, Salvador Reyes Rios A beautiful visual tour in hardback of the Yucatan's architectural and interior design heritage including glossy pictures of renovated haciendas set next to Mayan ruins and new architecture inspired by Mayan and Toltec structures. Casa Yucatan also covers lesser known and stunning hacienda hotels throughout the Yucatan.
Foods of the Maya: A Taste of the Yucatan By Nancy Gerlach, Jeffrey Gerlach, Jeffrey Pilcher A culinary travel guide to the Yucatan (with an introduction by historian Pilcher), the Gerlachs offer over 90 Mayan recipes including shrimp enchiladas, pompano tamales and candied sweet papaya in an easily understood format suitable for novice chefs.
Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life By Dennid Tedlock (translator) Originally written in Mayan petroglyphs, the Popol Vuh is one of the greatest literary works of art ever recorded and follows the lives and times of Mayan gods, Jaguar priests and earthly kingdoms. An intuitive anthropologist, Tedlock's translation is one of the best available.
Reading the Maya Glyphs By Michael D. Coe, Mark Van Stone An introduction to the Mayan language for novices, this Mayan script overview includes sections on Mayan history and culture and hands-on exercises for glyph building.
Spanish Language Guides
Lonely Planet Mexican Spanish Phrasebook By Lonely Planet This compact, up-to-date Spanish language guide offers essential Spanish language phrases with translations perfect for Cancun, Mexico travelers and visitors looking to negotiate more authentically with locals.
Ultimate Spanish: Basic-Intermediate Cassette Program By Irwin Stern Immerse yourself in over 40 beginning Spanish lessons in the car or at home with this easy-to-follow Spanish language geared towards understanding, speaking, reading and writing the Spanish language.