By Bruce W. Conord, June Conord
A advisor to the land of the Maya. The e-book offers info on exploring the ruins, the tradition, all of the major attractions and the actions, with suggestion on how you can get there, the simplest time to go to and functional suggestion approximately traveling a international kingdom. touch names and numbers of travel operators are given.
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Loggerhead is the most common type, along with the green, the hawksbill and sometimes the leatherback varieties. Loggerheads, with their massive bird-jawed skulls, have short fins and grow to about four feet in length. Green turtles lay their eggs every two to three years, storming the beach in large groups. The black, narrow-finned leatherback (aptly named because of the leathery hide it has in place of a shell) grow as large as six feet and weigh as much as 1,500 lbs. The hawksbill is one of the smallest marine turtles at about three feet or less and only 200 lbs.
FEATHERED FRIENDS: The Yucatán is prime real estate for birds - and for bird lovers. The peninsula's rich wetlands provide feeding grounds for flocks of both. A pair of good binoculars is worth taking along if you're off into the bush or down the coast. Amateur birdwatchers thrill to the sight of native birds, such as the orange oriole, yellow-lored parrot or the black catbird, as well as a wealth of migratory varieties. Ornithologists working with the Amigos de Sian Ka'an estimate there are 6,000 to 9,000 varieties in the protected wetlands.
DRIVING/CAR RENTAL: Rental cars are expensive, and you should buy all the insurance they offer. Roads are excellent but night driving is very dangerous for a variety of reasons. Buses are a good alternative and very reasonable. PLACES TO GO: See the Maya ruins at Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Tulum, Cobá, Dzibanché, Edzná, Calakmul and many other places. Check out the colonial cities of Mérida, Valladolid, Campeche, Izamal and the abandoned and restored haciendas in the north. Visit the nature reserves at Celestún, Rio Lagartios and Sian Ka'an.