The Yucatan is one of Mexicos most fascinating regions, not only for the
beauty of its coastlines but also for the intriguing history surrounding its towns and
villages. Bruce and June Conord take their readers on a personal tour of the region,
annotating their favorite places with tips and hints to make any travelers stay in
the Yucatan a pleasant one.
With the myriad of guidebooks to Mexico on the market, it can be confusing as to which
one to read. In the case of the Yucatan, the Conords first book on the subject left a lot
to be desired. But theyve definitely worked hard upgrading their second edition. Now
this is a book Id recommend to anyone traveling in the Yucatan.
Traveling with the Conords throughout the Yucatan is like having them right alongside
you as you explore the villages, beaches, towns and historic sites of the peninsula. The
authors greatly improved and enhanced their section on travel essentials, entitling the
new chapter "Get Ready, Set, Go!" Theyve added a full ten pages of
detailed travel information so that their readers wont get caught short when they
arrive in Mexico.
The biggest improvement in the second edition is the enhanced table of contents. While
the first edition offered basic headings, the new edition expands those headings into
sub-topics so that readers dont have to needlessly thumb through the book trying to
find a particular topic.
The size of the book is larger, too, making it easier to read. In fact, the layout of
the second edition makes reading this book a pleasure. Also, the Conords have added more
of their own black and white photographs and easy-to-read maps, as well as gray
highlighting on the page ends indicating the location of the main sections of the
bookthe Introduction followed by sections on the States of Quintana
In short, this isnt just a book for weekend beachgoers to Cancun. This is a book
for the all-around traveler to the Yucatan, one who wants to know the history, culture and
people who live there.