Based on our much larger guide to Mexico's Pacific Coast, this guide focuses on the Central Pacific Region, including Mazatlan, San Blas, Jaltemba Bay and the area north of Puerto Vallarta. The extensive introduction covers all of the information you need about Mexico as a whole - getting there, getting around, the history, the culture, and much more. The Pacific coast of Mexico is a playground for active travelers. Warm waves and sunny skies attract the beach crowd with watersports, while volcanoes, mountains and jungles appeal to hikers, naturalists and the culturally curious. We travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. "From artifacts and culture to water sports and local travel, Mexico's Pacific Coast has it all - as does Vivien Lougheed's book Mexico's Pacific Coast, an insider's guide to everything from archeological ruins to tours and places to stay. Whether you want to plan an independent sightseeing adventure, plan an outdoors trip, or survey cultural attractions and local fiestas, Mexico's Pacific Coast is the handbook to plan ahead with - and take with you. Part of the "Adventure Guide Series" from Hunter Publishing, Mexico's Pacific Coast is enhanced with clear maps, black and white photos, and the latest details combining to create an essential travel planner for any Mexico bound tourist, student, or business traveler." -- Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI). "I like the book. I wish that it would have 1 photo of each town it mentions. I also think it misses some very small villages along the coast, we were really hoping that we could find a book that goes into more details about the "off the beaten path" places. But for the bigger places of interest, I think this book does great about the details." -- Christinna M. Flynn "Go2Mexico" (Scottsdale, AZ). "We live on our sailboat, cruising the Pacific Coast of Mexico and rely on this book to plan our adventures! The accurate descriptions of the smaller towns and beaches help us to make better choices in our travels. If you're planning to drive or sail this area, this is a must-have book in your backpack." -- Terry Morris "SailingKnitter"