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Falls a bit short
on March 30, 2009
While there is nothing specifically "wrong" with it per se, the Lonely Planet Yucatan guide falls a bit short. The details are a bit sparse and the book is aimed a little more toward the backpacker crowd than I was looking for. Mexico is inexpensive enough (outside of the resort areas, that is) that one can "splurge" a bit on food and lodging while still paying budget prices, by U.S. standards ... so the bare-bones focus of Lonely Planet was not quite what I was looking for.
Again, while not the worst guide on the Yucatan, there are better out there. My favorite was the Moon guide, with the Rough Guide falling a close second. Those books have more detail, have livelier writing, and better recommendations. The Lonely Planet books have been a great resource on many of my travels, but in this case, it fell a bit short.