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MapChick maps are complete guide books in an easy-to use map format. When you read about a great restaurant, or attraction, the location is just a glance away.

Purchase these guides in advance, and you'll know your destination (and how to navigate it) as well (or better) than most locals.

These maps are printed pieces that we mail to you. Order weekdays before 3pm and we'll mail your guides the same day. Most U.S. customers receive their maps in 3–5 days (priority postage available).

Perry and I (Laura MapChick) have been selling these guides online for 20 years, with tens-of-thousands of satisfied customers.

We don't just want happy customers; we want ecstatic customers! If you aren't overwhelmed by the information in these guides, just return your order for a full refund.

Our lineup of great maps/travel guides
The small island of Isla Mujeres has one of the Yucatan's best beaches, incredible restaurants, and a tranquil atmosphere that makes it perfect for a relaxing vacation. Get the most of that time with this guide to every part of the island.
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Beautiful resorts, great restaurants, and incredible nightife. For those who love action, the city of Cancun has it all. Our three-map guide shows you everything including the less commercial areas of downtown Cancun.
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Most guests visit on a cruise ship, but Cozumel is the perfect vacation spot for those that want a more tranquil island setting.
This three-map guide explains downtown attrractions, the cruise piers, and a fun tour around the island.
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In spite of the massive growth along Mexico's Caribbean coast, Puerto Morelos has maintained it's quaint charm. It's now among our favorite destinations. This map/guide also covers the northern Riviera Maya.
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If you are traveling to Tulum, Akumal, Puerto Morelos, or one of the resorts south of Playa del Carmen–this map is a must. If you aren't traveiling until next year, hold off; it will be replaced by the Tulum map at right.
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Tulum has the most beautiful beach along the coast. The sand is lined with quaint, eco-chic cabañas and trendy, small hotels. We stay downtown to save money, and taxi to the beach.
Also covers the Mayan ruins and southern Riviera Maya.

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Playa del Carmen's miles of beach are lined with small hotels and beach clubs ranging from quaint to trendy. At night, the 5th Avenue pedestrian street, lined with restaurants, shops, and bars, is the place to be.
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Our Mayan Adventure map/guide explores the inland cities of Valladolid and Piste; plus the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and Coba.
Note: This map has not recently been updated and is sold at a reduced price.
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Holbox is the new hot spot for a quaint, quiet vacation. The tiny island has surprisingly great accomodations, restaurants, and of course, beautiful stretches of sand.

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Free Cancun airport map
This map is included FREE with every order except Cozumel (if you are going to Cozumel, but still want the Cancun airport guide, just make a note when you order).
This guide will help you through the confusing arrival area, explain transportation, and make it a little easier when it's time to go home. (Going home is never easy!)

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Cancun Vacation Planner

Most travel guides that you purchase in a book store are loaded with generic information about a destination—we offer that information (and more) for free in our online vacation planner. This way we can dedicate the information in our maps to those important items like best restaurants, interesting attractions, and hidden beaches. Click on the page below and browse through hours of information.
P.S. Don't forget to download your free fish identification guide in pdf format.

Perry's whirlwind
Mayan adventure


Laura and I have had a lot of incredible experiences researching the Yucatan peninsula; this one is definitely among my favorites.


Part One, “The invite”

My last meal of the day, 8pm, at a new restaurant in the resort town of Akumal, Mexico. It was a day that began at 6am with a long colectivo van ride (like small buses) from Tulum, Mexico, north to Puerto Aventuras, Mexico.

No bicycle on this day, I depended upon my feet and a few taxi rides. I had already dined at seven restaurants, but the bulk of those were around lunchtime. In the afternoon I walked miles of beachfront, some lined with beautiful sand, but most nothing but rocky shoreline dotted with rental properties. For the first time in days I was actually hungry and this restaurant was one I had never tried. A cerveza (beer) is definitely in order.

   My cerveza Sol (a favorite brand) was brought to me teeth-chilling cold and with a broad smile by my waiter, Wilburt. I was the only patron, so Wilburt and I shared some conversation on a beautiful night (This is how so many close friendships begin in the Yucatan). After enjoying a nice meal, Wilburt mentioned that he had three days off and was going home to his village for a visit—I was welcome to join him.

Like many Mexicano’s who work in the resort areas, Wilburt leaves his family behind, shares housing with others in a similar situation, and returns to the village to take money and spend time with his family—a family that I would eventually learn included a beautiful wife and two small children.

In Mexico, public transportation is abundant. Vans leave from larger cities throughout the day destined for dozens of tiny villages, some up to four hours away. Wilburt was catching the last van from Tulum (the same city I was staying in) at 10pm. I wasn’t going to be able to travel this evening, but I promised to join him the following morning.
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Customer comments

A lot of work goes into these maps and guides, and nothing pleases us more than to hear about your travel experiences.

Please let us know what you think of your maps, plus any information that could help your fellow travelers (new, or closed, restaurants; fun events; great tours; etc.).

We also love those photos of our map family using the maps during their travels—please keep those coming.

The Hog family from Alaska are big fans of the maps. Even their toy robot gets in on the travel planning.
Taking a break from a self-guided bicycle tour to check for that next incredible attraction.
A map customer reads about the Mayan ruins while resting atop an ancient temple.
Janis, Bill, and Howard plan their days activities while exploring near the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins.
Recent reviews left on our storefront (view more)
Excellent All Around

Reviewer: Jeremy Eggleston from New York, NY United States

MapChick included 4 separate maps of our destination, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The maps arrived two days ahead of scheduled regular delivery, and the price was great. Overall, I give my highest recommendation to MapChick---I couldn't find maps of the island this detailed and up-to-date, including several tour paths to take while vacating. I will DEFINITELY be ordering from them again for our next trip.

Taxi drivers need the restaurant portion

Reviewer: Jodi Todd from Snellville, GA United States

Super helpful! I couldn't believe how many taxi drivers had no idea where some of the restaurants were. Luckily, we were able to show them. Loved the tips and recommendations.

Maps of Playa del Carmen

Reviewer: Sharon McKiever from Corydon, IN United States

The maps are easy to read and very informative, saved me a lot of time by doing the research for me. I definitely recommend these maps

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