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Lonely Planet Mexico (Travel Guide) Paperback – September 1, 2012
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Actually, all of these guides leave something to be desired for a truly comprehensive Mexican travel guide. They're either lacking in detail, are out of date, have thin or absent historical and cultural contexts, or provide too little for the eyes to pique your interest. Of the lot, the Lonely Planet guide is the best. It offers the best balance and detail, without being terribly out of date. In content, the Lonely Planet guide just barely squeaks past the Rouge Guide, which is also a good book. The Michelin Green guide is the best for historical and cultural content, by a mile. The Green Guide also uses a convenient, though completely subjective, rating system that these large, encyclopedic books lack.
Mexico is a seriously huge and diverse country, so the perfect guidebook is just impossible. I think for the purposes of research, you should probably use several of these books and then pick your favorite to take along. If your travels are not particularly focussed, and you're looking for ideas and a general overview, buy this book. Of the three major types of destinations - beaches, meso-American sites, colonial towns - this book provides about equal treatment. That's by design, to please most readers most of the time.
The listings of hotels, restaurants and markets are good, if not entirely comprehensive. Sights are very much "on the beaten path," so don't look for many surprises here. There are some interesting sidebars within the text of the book that explain some of the more profound cultural experiences you're likely to encounter.Read more ›
The print can be tough to read.
Didn't have the info I needed for the border crossing I used (Nogales), nor where to stay, eat (suggest La Roca el Balcon - expensive) or catch the bus once across.
My trip is coming up, and I am leary the info needed for my multi-month stay will be sufficient.
With any luck I'll be able to download newly updated LP guides for all desintations to my ipad at some point in the near future.
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Lonely planet guides are always good. In this addition, I can click on "Google maps" and see the attraction either on google maps, If I am online, ore on... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Isaac Ohel
Very updated, it's a must if you're visiting mexico...Published 14 months ago by Javier Deneken Sironvalle
This was very useful on our recent trip down Baja. A little out of date but not bad.Published 20 months ago by Sophia
The book doesn't have a lot of information, but the info it does have is good. Also, I found it difficult to navigate between chapters on my e-reader.Published on August 11, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I bought this guide when I went for a trip throughout Mexico and it proved to be very useful. However, some of its information is outdated and it could pass a review. Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by Leonardo Roque Lucciola Gonçalves Correia
As usual, Lonely Planet travel books are first class. Lodging tips are not as good as Travel Advisor but better than most travel books.Published on May 31, 2014 by 605*slim