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My Guidebook to San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

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My second guidebook for Mexico, Your Chiapas Adventure: San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque, focuses on the two major destinations in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state: Palenque, an ancient Mayan city of climbable pyramids surrounded by thick jungle, and the lovely colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas.

The book is for independent travelers who want to experience the distinctive culture, nature, history and food of this fascinating region. It also includes insider tips for other places in Chiapas, including low-key beach villages, indigenous small towns, the towering Sumidero canyon, and more Mayan ruins. The guidebook’s extensive appendix provides detailed information on transportation, hotels, restaurants, communicating in Spanish, safety, and much more.

You can purchase Your Chiapas Adventure: San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque, Mexico from Amazon.com, which provides a free reader for those of you without a Kindle, or directly from publisher Unanchor.com, where it can be accessed online and downloaded as a .pdf.

 

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Here’s the beginning of the description on Unanchor.com:

One of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, colonial San Cristobal de las Casas sits in a wide valley of the forested Central Highlands in the southern state of Chiapas. Founded in 1528, it’s not polished to a museum shine… More Details

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For a free excerpt, please email me at nohaybroncablog (at) gmail.com or leave your email address in a comment below.

My Guidebook to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, Mexico

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The first edition of my Cancun and Mayan Riviera 5-Day Itinerary was published in 2013, and I first updated it in Februrary 2016 and then March 2017, adding new restaurants, better hotels, and details on many more places to visit.

Though it’s designed for an independent traveler to hit the major highlights of the region in five days (or fewer), the guide contains enough info for three weeks or more, and includes insider tips for saving money, eating authentic food, and traveling farther into Mexico on your own.

You can buy the 3rd Edition of my Cancun and Mayan Riviera 5-Day Itinerary from Amazon.com, which provides a free reader for those of you without a Kindle, or directly from the publisher Unanchor.com, where it can be accessed online and downloaded as a .pdf.

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And here’s the beginning of the description with the link to Unanchor.com:

Most famous for Cancun, the Mayan Riviera is Mexico’s tourist fantasyland, a jungle coastline of white-sand beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, laid-back colonial towns, and clear-water cenotes… More Details

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For a free excerpt from the book, please email me at nohaybroncablog (at) gmail.com or leave your email address in a comment below.

My new guide to Chiapas is now available online

Hello friends and followers. My new guidebook Your Chiapas Adventure: San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque, Mexico was published on Amazon today (Tuesday March 1). You’ll save the small $6.99 price the first time you follow my advice for transportation, hotels, restaurants, or museums.

Your Chiapas Adventure: San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque, Mexico Travel Guide (Unanchor) – 5-Day Itinerary

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The book is also available online and in .pdf format from Unanchor.com. It is in Kindle format on Amazon, but don’t worry if you don’t have a kindle, because you can download a free app to read it on any device.

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San Cristobal de las Casas is one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. Surrounded by mountains covered in pine forest, its historic center can be seen in half a day with slow walks down cobblestone streets, up staircases to hilltop churches, and through its massive public market, where you will reenter the “real” Chiapas, which lacks the polish of mass tourism and foreign-owned businesses common elsewhere in Mexico.

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Palenque, an ancient Mayan city in the jungle at the foot of mountains, is about five hours away. It’s one of the greatest excavated Mayan sites, as good or better than its more famous neighbor Chichén Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Many people prefer Palenque because of its jungle setting, where streams bubble and howler monkeys howl.

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Though these two places are the highlights of Chiapas, there’s a lot more to the state, including Mayan villages like San Juan Chamula, the enormous Sumidero Canyon, Zoomat (with animals exclusively from Chiapas), the remote and rustic beach Boca del Cielo, the colonial town of Comitán, and the multicolored Montebello Lakes. The guide includes directions and travel tips for all of these places.

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