Yucatan - Chetumal, Merida & Campeche PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Vivien Lougheed

Yucatan - Chetumal, Merida & Campeche

Hunter Publishing
Publication date: July 2009
ISBN: 9781588437341
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$6.99
Our price:
$5.99

You save: $1.00 (14%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
The border town of Chetumal is the capital of Quintana Roo State and at the most southern section of the Yucatán Peninsula. The mouth of the Rio Hondo is also here. Those coming and going to Belize can change buses or stop for one night, while others may come to shop. It's a pity so few stay longer because there are numerous interesting ruins within a day's journey, the local museum and botanical gardens are good and the Lagoon of Seven Colors is just 20 miles (37 km) from the town center. Bacalar Lagoon, the second-largest in Mexico, is about the same distance away. Just offshore are the Chinchorro reefs, known for their rusting shipwrecks. If you're interested in some of these things, away from the party scene of Cancún and adjacent communities, then I encourage you to stay longer. Chetumal in Mayan means ⿿a place with lots of red cedar⿝ and the Maya populated the Chetumal and Balcalar Lagoon area for a few hundred years. The first non-Maya to live here was the shipwrecked Spaniard, Gonzolo Guerrero, who married the chief's daughter. He later became interpreter for the Spanish. Mérida, called La Ciudad Blanca, the White City, is the capital of the Yucatán and the cultural center of the state. Built over the ancient Maya city of T'Ho, Mérida's light-colored façades crowning its colonial architecture are dazzling. Since the state's major university campuses are located here, an atmosphere of youthfulness and artistic culture pervades the city. The Maya city of Ichcaanziho was captured by the conquistadores in the mid-1500s. First the Spaniards came for the peaceful isolated life as cattle ranchers but by the 1800s they discovered henequen, a.k.a. green gold. Henequen, taken from the agave cactus, is grown abundantly in the area and was used for making rope. By 1927 there were 658 haciendas growing and processing henequen. The richest of the families was that of Francisco del Mozo whose home was built along Paseo de Montejo. He so loved the city, because it reminded him of his home in Spain, that he renamed it Mérida. His house eventually became a city bank. However, six months after the city was baptized in 1542 with its modern name, 60,000 Maya attacked, protesting the exploitation of them and their land. Their defeat was the beginning of the end of the Maya era. This book is based on the section devoted to Merida, Chetumal, Xcalak, Campeche, Laguna de Bacalar & the surrounding areas from our comprehensive Adventure Guide to the Yucatan. Adventure Guides show you how to experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise ⿿ sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. "Latest edition of a highly-recommended guidebook to this fascinating corner of Mexico, a region which the authors describe as "a big hitch-hiking thumb." Their interest and hard work has paid off in both editions. The book is loaded with hotel and transportation info, great maps and interesting art work. Eco travelers will love this guidebook. The author provides full details on kayaking, hiking, rappelling, and camping in the region. She also features more out-of-the-way attractions such as natural cenotes, ancient ruins and colonial towns." -- Amazon reviewer
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Yucatan - Chetumal, Merida & Campeche PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2283 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Vivien Lougheed
An Introduction to the Yucatan ePub download by Vivien Lougheed
An Introduction to the Yucatan
Vivien Lougheed
Hunter Publishing, May 2011
ISBN: 9781588437327
Format: ePub
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $6.99
The Riviera Maya - Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum: An Adventure Guide to Northern Florida ePub download by Vivien Lougheed
The Riviera Maya - Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum
Vivien Lougheed & Cynthia Tunstall
Hunter Publishing, April 2011
ISBN: 9781588437334
Format: ePub
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $6.99
Belize - The Cayes: Ambergis Caye, Caye Caulker, the Turneffe Islands & Beyond ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Vivien Lougheed
Belize - The Cayes: Ambergis Caye, Caye Caulker, the Turneffe Islands & Beyond
Vivien Lougheed
Hunter Publishing, April 2011
ISBN: 9781588438638
Format: ePub
Our price: $7.99
Western Belize & Guatemala: Belmopan, San Ignacio, Caracol, Tikal & Beyond ePub download by Vivien Lougheed
Western Belize & Guatemala: Belmopan, San Ignacio, Caracol, Tikal & Beyond
Vivien Lougheed
Hunter Publishing, April 2011
ISBN: 9781588439871
Format: ePub
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $6.99