SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 22, 2009)—National Geographic Maps has released three new AdventureMaps for Mexico’s Baja and Yucatán peninsulas. Ideal for navigating both urban areas and remote attractions, they feature accurate topography, up-to-date roads, points of interest, detailed inset maps for major cities and a host of important travel information and tips.
The Baja California and Baja California Sur AdventureMaps cover the entire Baja peninsula and have detailed insets of Mexicali, Ensenada, Tijuana, La Paz, San Jose Del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas and the Cabo Resort Corridor. The maps include a comprehensive road network, ferry routes and mileage charts; detailed terrain with shaded relief; UNESCO World Heritage sites; federally protected areas, including parks and reserves, provided by The Nature Conservancy of Mexico; gas and diesel station locations; historic mission locations; municipal and government facility locations; scenic viewpoints; and popular surfing, diving, fishing, snorkeling and whale-watching locations.
The AdventureMap of the Northern Yucatán Peninsula and Mayan sites was developed in conjunction with local experts and authorities and provides unmatched detail and travel information for this highly popular region. Detailed insets maps of Cancún and Mérida provide locations of attractions and key infrastructure. Descriptions, photographs and building maps of Chichén Itzá, Ek’ Balam, Tulum, El Rey, Uxmal, Cobá and San Gervasio archaeological sites are featured on the reverse.
Printed on durable, tear-resistant and waterproof material, National Geographic AdventureMaps are available at outdoor retailers and can be ordered online at www.shopNG.com or by calling (800) 962-1643. Suggested retail price is $11.95. The Baja maps are also available in a value-priced bundle of $19.95. Outdoor Retailer attendees can view the new maps at the National Geographic Maps booth #22008.
The new maps add to National Geographic’s popular line of AdventureMaps that includes destinations such as Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Panama. In the first half of 2009, National Geographic Maps will release more than 20 additional new wall and recreation maps.
National Geographic Maps was established as a division of the National Geographic Society in 1915 and has been producing maps for National Geographic magazine and other Society groups for more than 90 years. National Geographic Maps produces outdoor recreation mapping software, Trails Illustrated maps, wall maps, travel maps, globes, and atlases. For more information on National Geographic Maps, visit www.natgeomaps.com.
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