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The Rough Guide to Cancun and the Yucatan: Includes the Maya Sites of Tabasco & Chiapas Paperback – August 29, 2011
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My 2 cents would be not to change money at the airport which (as is typical everywhere) gives you a pretty bad rate. Some banks are better than others (HSBC, fe was not so good); it may be a good idea to use a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees. Speaking of which, a friend paid for a dinner in Cancun with a CC and found next week $35,000 charge on his card... so ATMs may be the way to go. If you talk to agents at bus stations etc be aware that they may not disclose complete schedules - fe, they may only tell you about "primera clase" buses thinking the Segunda clase to be too rough for the impatient Westerner. I also found the food at simple outfits (say, the Bazaar in Valladolid) to be often comparable (or superior) to the servings at fancy 5 star places. Do not be deceived by the glitter. And do not forget to swim in cenotes. The one at Ek Balam is magical.
The guide is concise and up-to-the-point. No fat. I recommend it. Given its quality, I only wish it was more extensive, with more info about the sites. If you are into Maya ruins, you could check the Cardogan guide instead, which I found to be superb.
As for the cenotes, there is no explanation of Dos Ojos or a clear section on it. It is one of the most spectacular of all the cenotes, and the price and tour times for Rio Secreto were way off. They did not provide any good information on access to the beach in Tulum (I recommend Playa Paraiso-parking, showers, bathrooms, food, nice chairs & recliners.)
Also, their advice in taking out insurance for a rental car is way wrong. Most visa cards cover property damage and the whole schtick that the rental car agencies try to pull over on us at the check-out counter is shameful. I paid $125 for a rental car for 8 days unlimited mileage. If I would have taken out the insurance, I would have paid about $600. Mexico is not the U.S. as far as personal injury lawsuits are concerned. Just give your regular insurance information and leave.
There were details that were in this guide that were not in the tours, so it was a perfect compliment. Thanks you again Rough Guide! You never disappoint.