Since its creation in 1973, the award-winning Moon Handbooks series has become a top choice among travelers who want a completely unique experience, a new perspective and a few new stories to tell. Want to know about your destination's history, culture, and social issues? Looking for the lowdown on recreational opportunities, dining and accommodations options, and the most interesting regional sights and entertainment? No problem. Big or small, mainstream or obscure, every worthwhile detail is included in these books. Moon Handbooks: Yucatan Peninsula provides eye-opening coverage for those looking to dig beneath the tourist culture and touch the true heart of Mexico. Now in its seventh edition, Chicki Mallan's groundbreaking work guides you from the caves of Balankanche and the haunting ruins of Palenque to the pulsating nightspots of Cancun and Cozumel. It also contains new maps, color photos, illustrations, and updated information on shopping, culture, and practicalities.