Welcome to the update page for The Rough Guide to the Yucatan, published December 2005. I travel to Mexico to update other books for Rough Guides (Cancun & Cozumel Directions, The Rough Guide to Mexico), so I regularly get new information about the area.
One big issue, of course, is last fall’s Hurricane Wilma, which did a lot of damage to Cancun and, to a lesser degree, the Caribbean coast to the south. I haven’t seen this area firsthand since the hurricane, but all reports are fairly positive. Just don’t expect a lot of greenery right on the beach–a lot of palm trees were wiped out. I will post specific details about how various areas were affected as I see them with my own eyes. In the meantime, check After Wilma for details about Cancun–the beach renovation project there has been very impressive.
Thanks for checking in–I hope to keep The Rough Guide to the Yucatan as useful and current as possible, to make your trip the best it can be.