The Rough Guide to Mexico

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Practical travel guide to Mexico with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Mexico, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Mexico, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip. This guide book has been fully updated post-COVID-19.

The Rough Guide to MEXICO covers: Mexico City, Acapulco and the Pacific beaches, inland Jalisco and Michoacán, the Bajio, Veracruz, the north, the northwest and Copper Canyon, Baja California, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco and the Yucatán.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences selected for every kind of trip to Mexico, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Chiapas to family activities in child-friendly places, like Oaxaca or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Tulum.


Essential pre-departure information including Mexico entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Mexico give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for surfing, learning about local history and sampling local delicacies.


Rough Guides' rundown of Palenque, Merida, Baja and Guanajuato's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Mexico, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Mexico, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Mexico, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Lagos de Montebello National Park and the spectacular Pirámide del Sol.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Cuernavaca, Tampico and many more locations in Mexico, reduce the need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781785732287
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 11/1/2022
Pages: 848
Dimensions: 129 x 198


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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2.0 out of 5, 2 global ratings

Amazon Customer

While it has a lot of useful information, so much of it is out if date

Reviewed on February 12, 2023
Paperback | Verified

While a lot of the details are very useful and descriptive, much of it is out of date and demonstrates that it has not been checked for this new edition

Amazon Customer

The worst guide I've had over many years

Reviewed on November 25, 2022
Paperback | Verified

A large book so have not covered it all, but the maps are so small you have difficulty reading the street names. The attractions are not listed in English, but e.g. as Museo de la .... so if you are looking for a particular museum unless you know the Mexican name you're lost. There's text in grey that's hard to read. The hotel listings are poor and some popular places are only covered by a few pages. If I had perused it in a bookshop, it would not have been purchased.

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