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Moon Handbooks Cancun: Mexico's Caribbean Coast (Cancun Handbook and Mexico's Caribbean Coast, 5th ed) Paperback – September 1, 1998


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  • Series: Cancun Handbook and Mexico's Caribbean Coast, 5th ed
  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub; 5th edition (September 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566911214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566911214
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,705,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C. Cutler on November 20, 1999
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I love the Moon Travel series, their guide to Maui is the best of all the Maui guidebooks. So I was somewhat (very) disappointed to find that this guide wasn't even in the same league. Of 206 pages, 36 are devoted to Cancun - they should have found a better name than "Cancun Handbook". The rest of the book covers Mexican history and all the other spots along the Caribbean Coast. A much better choice is the excellent "Cancun and Cozumel Alive" (which at least warns you that it is as much about Cozumel as Cancun)which I ordered at the same time.
Local information is very cursory, almost like they were trying to conserve words. Shopping in Cancun is covered in less than one page, as opposed to the 12 pages devoted to this art in the other book I mentioned. Not even a word about converting Mexican clothing sizes to U.S. sizes.
I could go on and on about this book, but it's really not worth the effort to write it, or your effort to read it. Choose something better!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 1998
"Cancun Handbook" offers a wide variety of practical and vital information on Cancun and its neighboring Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.
Chicki Mallan covers, to name just a handful of her multitude of listings, Government & Economy; Transportation; Planning a Wheelchair Cruise; Health & Safety; Mayan Glossary; Spanish Phrasebook; and, of course, Archaeological Zones.
Shops and accommodations are also covered, of course. But often, Mallan doesn't write about them with the depth that they warrant--especially the hotels along Cancun's renown "Zona Hotelera."
But her sections on Chichen Itza; snokeling; and flora & fauna are marvelous blends of comprehension and precision.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 2000
this is a real cool book and shows lot's of wonderful pictures you just can't resist! plus, it so real I can't believe it but the pictures do look like the real thing!
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