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Cancun The Yucatan by Nick Rideer

By Nick Rideer

Путеводитель по Канкуну и полуострову Юкатан из серии Eyewitness go back and forth best 10 (на английском языке). Мексиканский полуостров Юкатан известен восхитительной природой и большим количеством достопримечательностей, в том числе архитектурными памятниками, сохранившимся со времен цивилизации майя. Решив посетить Юкатан, в том числе город Канкун - крупнейший населенный пункт полуострова, не забудьте взять с собой этот путеводитель. Он поможет вам сориентироваться в развлечениях, местах отдыха и достопримечательностях региона. В красочном издании есть информация о пляжах для отдыха, подводного плавания и серфинга, памятниках цивилизации майя, лучших курортах и клубах, местах детского отдыха, исторических колониальных городах, парках дикой природы, лучших местах для любителей рыбалки, а также справочная информация (карты, сведения об отелях, общественном питании и т.д.).

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D Map F1 Hacienda Hotels A seductive escape is offered (at upscale prices) by the hotels scattered around the Yucatán in beautifully converted old Colonial haciendas (country estates). All have luxurious rooms surrounded by tropical gardens, with superb pools and fine restaurants (see also p127). Río Lagartos and San Felipe Celebrated for the spectacular flocks of flamingos in the lagoon to their east (see p49), these villages delight visitors with their unhurried, Río Lagartos easy-going style.

The cloister surrounds an overgrown, palm-filled garden with a massive stone well from 1613, built over a natural cenote (see also p97). d Map E3 The first cathedral completed in mainland America was built by local conquistadores in a style that the church leaders considered far too extravagant. The design is, in fact, quite simple, with few decorative flourishes, and the church’s soaring white stone interior has great solemnity. The figures that you pass on the way in, flanking the imposing main entrance, represent saints Peter and Paul (see also p26).

It is also at the center of the Yucatán’s distinctive culture, making it the best place to see and shop for traditional crafts and souvenirs. Cathedral Top 10 Sights Arch Ask for the Yucatán Today free magazine at tourist offices. It’s an excellent source of useful information, with handy maps. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Plaza Mayor Cathedral Palacio del Gobernador Casa de Montejo Calle 60 Iglesia de Jesús Parque Santa Lucia 8 Market 9 Paseo de Montejo 0 Museo de Antropología Plaza Mayor For some of the best lunches in Mérida, head away from the main tourist run up to Paseo Montejo.

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