|About the Book|
Updated 2013. Yucatán’s Magic–Mérida Side Trips: Treasures of Mayab, looks beyond the obvious popular tourist attractions, the luxury coastal resorts, and the modern conveniences of big cities, to discover the unique Yucatán.From the Puuc hills toMoreUpdated 2013. Yucatán’s Magic–Mérida Side Trips: Treasures of Mayab, looks beyond the obvious popular tourist attractions, the luxury coastal resorts, and the modern conveniences of big cities, to discover the unique Yucatán.From the Puuc hills to the extensive coast of Yucatán there are thousands of kilometers of paved quiet roads through countless Mayan villages interspersed with colonial haciendas, and ancient Mayan ruins, all there just waiting for your visit.This is photo-op and bird watching country that is the very finest this planet has to offer.Over a quarter of a century of driving, busing, and cycling this unique end of the world, while living in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, led the author to compile an impressive collection of outings that are the foundation for this book, built one story at a time.For the armchair traveler and people that have been to Yucatán before and think that they have done everything, Yucatán’s Magic–Mérida Side Trips will open the door to another side of life not presented in tours or guided excursions.This isn’t just a guide book but an idea book. It is something of another element to give you direction with your guide books like Lonely Planet or Moon Guide.The book is not made to compete with guidebooks—it is made to complement them.In the book you will find the author’s favorite travel adventure trips of the places, excursions and outings, which he likes for different reasons. Among them- tranquility, history, a view of picturesque villages, a connection with the ancient Maya, changing landscape, and a look at another aspect of life, which will take you out of the mainstream and off the beaten path.Many of the excursions have been by bicycle and bus. Bicycle and bus excursions in Yucatán are by far the most inexpensive you will ever take and can be the most rewarding in not only health benefits but also in memorable experiences.For an adventure that takes you out of the mainstream to explore some of this peaceful, and fascinating world, follow in the author’s path to the places without trinket shops and tour buses.Take a glimpse at some of Yucatán that tourists miss most!