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(Lonely Planet Country Guide)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  499 ratings  ·  22 reviews
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Lonely Planet Mexico is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient Maya world, go horse-riding through fragrant pine forest, and experience Mexico City's hopping cultural scene; all with your trusted travel companion. Get t/>
Published August 1st 2016 by Lonely Planet (first published 1995)
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Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great overview; however, I wish it delved more into smaller destinations (i.e. La Paz), especially for the outdoorsy tourist who likes to eat and drink (ME).
Gayle Walsh
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great guide to Mexico from North to South.

I would have like to seen more hotel and restaurant suggestions. Great overall guide that I bookmarked over and over.
Dec 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was pretty informative and was what turned us on to the state of Michoacan in general and to Moralia in particular, for which I will always be grateful. There were some great food recommendations like La Inmaculada and Churros Rellenos. Hotel info was so-so, some of the places were definitely not as advertised especially when it came to connectivity. Also there were a few epicly bad sets of directions (the path to the waterfall ended at what looked like a place for dumping bodies and a ...more
Pubudu Wariyapola
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The guide is okay (used it to explore Mexico City, Tiotihuacan, Puebla, Oaxaca City, Monte Alban, Tiotitlan del Valle, and Benito Juarez). Good for the city and attractions. Not very useful for hotel/lodging information (online resources are more useful for that). Would recommend reading to plan your itinerary but do additional research on transportation and lodging.
Jan 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I"m reading this throughout the semester either:
1) in the bathtub;
2) while wearing my new swimsuit.

And it's keeping me sane.
Ian G
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, travel
This is Lonely Planet's omnibus guide to Mexico, the whole enchilada, you might say. They've managed to do a very decent job of it. There are few photos, compared to other guides but there are dozens of maps and the ones I used were all of good quality. I've used it to plan trips to Hutulco and Zihuatanejo and in each case found it had covered off the major attractions well. For accommodations it focuses on boutique or small to mid sized family-run hotels, pretty much ignoring chains or big reso ...more
Feb 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suelo utilizar las guías de Lonely Planet durante mis viajes no obstante ésta me ha decepcionado. Mi opinión se basa en la parte dedicada a la península de Yucatán, que ha sido la que he utilizado y podido contrastar personalmente.
Falta información precisa sobre los lugares menos típicos o desconocidos de la zona, cosa que en otras Lonely Planet se incide con mucho más detalle. Las descripciones son muy breves y en algunas ciudades falta mencionar algunos monumentos/lugares de interés. Lógicame
Jul 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-english
Well honestly I am very disappointed with this lonely planet! Mostly it contains just lists of where to sleep, or eat or drink. Hardly there is any historical information about cities or cultural descriptions. I have been always very happy with lonely planet books, but definitely not with this one! It is a pity that such a beautiful country is so poorly described in one the most famous travel guides!
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always, Lonely Planet provides great recommendations making travel a virtual no brainer. I was able to easily find clean hotels to stay in in Oaxaca city and Puerto Escondido, as well as websites to make reservations for bus trip from Mexico City to Oaxaca city and a combi ride from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido. The descriptions clearly described what I could expect when traveling. Yeah for Lonely Planet making budget travel so easy!!
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty informative in the places it covers but too biassed and too many places missing.
I don't think LP guides should include information on hotels and restaurants anymore, at least not for major cities and big towns where there are a lot of options and often those recommend by LP aren't the best.
Exactly what you expect from a Lonely Planet, which is great, but Mexico is such a big country that unfortunately a lot is left out. I am surprised that LP doesn't have more regional guides for Mexico. If they had had one for Central or Western Mexico that included Guadalajara, that would be ideal.
Nov 29, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
LP's books are generally my go-to travel guides. This one on Mexico was good, but not great for info on the state of Oaxaca. If your looking for a region specific book you are better off going with a "Moon Handbook."
Jun 11, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty bland, ugh.
Feb 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never leave home without the Lonely Planet!!
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It seems pretty comprehensive. The section on Baja and Los Cabos gave me several good ideas.
Dec 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the BEST travel book of all time, but the maps and hotel listings were used heavily during our trip across Mexico. Definitely helpful.
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super helpful when travelling to the Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
Monica Maniatakos

I took this on as trip with me and it had many useful tips. I learned a lot along the way.
Pru Shady
I found this book very helpful and full of some advice.
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
Excellent, thorough guide. Lonely Planet always covers travel that is more reasonable and less "touristy," which I love!
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