Take a plunge off Mexico’s Caribbean coastline and marvel at the coral and plants that have been popular with divers since the 1960s. Trek inland and visit Mayan ruins immersed in ancient forests. Stop briefly at the popular sites in Uxmal and Tulum, but stay as long as you like at the lesser-known monuments that are off the beaten path. Footprintfocus Yucatán Peninsula provides thorough coverage of the area, with detailed information on everything from flamingo feeding grounds to beach resorts in Cancún. Includes Background section with fascinating insights into the history of the peninsula.