Cancun The Yucatan by Nick Rideer

By Nick Rideer

Путеводитель по Канкуну и полуострову Юкатан из серии Eyewitness go back and forth most sensible 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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Cancun The Yucatan

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.

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The castle-like mirador, or watchtower, with its unusual loggia (covered balcony) was built so that the nuns could take the air without leaving the convent. Sombre metal grills inside the church recall the separation that was kept between nuns and lay worshippers. d Map C2 Maní Monastery The first of all the Franciscan missionary monasteries in the Yucatán, consecrated in 1549, was built very simply, with a massive stone façade and cavernous cloister. Set within the façade was an external altar or “Indian Chapel,” so that open-air services could be held in the square.

D Map P5 Akumal The beaches here are an important breeding area for sea turtles, which coexist with the development along the bays. The reefs fringing the beaches are wonderful for snorkeling and diving (see also p88). Akumal is also an important cave-diving center, with the Villas de Rosa Hotel (see p130). d Map P5 Tankah A less well-known beach with just a few hotels (see p130) that’s great for relaxed snorkeling and diving away from the crowds. As at Akumal, the reef comes quite close to the shore (see also p90).

D Map G4 Cobá The largest and most powerful city in northern Yucatán before the rise of Chichén Itzá. Buildings are spread over a huge area of The three-story, 90-room palace at Sayil 38 This compact city was little known until recently. Excavations of its largest temple-mound in 1998 revealed spectacular carvings, especially at El Trono (“The Throne”), the largest and most extravagant of Mayan monstermouth temples. Other unique buildings include an almost spiral-shaped tower, La Redonda, the design of which is a mystery (see also p98).

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