Post # 1
We’re looking at Cabo, Mexico for our 1-week honeymoon in late September of this year. We’re staying in an all-inclusive for sure but haven’t decided on one.
My first question – is Mexico safe? I stay up to date on the news and obviously, there is a lot going on right now. If we stay in a resort, is it considered safe?
Any resort recommendations? Places to avoid?
Post # 3
I went to Cabo San Lucas for my bachelorette party. My MOH and I stayed at the RIU Santa Fe for one week. It is an all-inclusive resort and was very nice. The price was CHEAP since it was off season (September 2009). The weather was very H-O-T!!! As far as safety, I never felt threatened. It was around the time when all of the Mexico warnings started. We primarily stayed in our resort, but a lot people we met went into town.
Just a few words of caution…..don’t carry a purse. We talked to a few couples that were pick-pocketed or had their purses stolen. Keep your head up and be smart. Also, remember that the ocean is Cabo is very choppy and there isn’t really swimming, except in the pool.
I recommend http://www.tripadvisor.com and http://www.applevacations.com to check for great Cabo deals.
Post # 4
I am looking at RIU Palace Las Americas in Cancun and Couple Isle Tower in Jamaica. I can’t decide but from all the reviews they look extremely nice and the prices look great as well. Both are all inclusive. As far as safety goes I have been to either so I am not completely sure… But from the reviews on Tripadvisor it seems to be ok.
Post # 5
Mexico is much safer than the press would have you believe. In fact, in 2009 the murder rate per 100,00 citizens was 3 times higher in Washington DC than in Mexico!
Cabo has some great resorts. I would recommend something adult only. Cabo doesn’t have a lot of swimable beaches though.
Post # 6
I think Cabo should be pretty safe. Most of the dangerous parts of Mexico are around the border or in very remote parts of the country. Furthemore, even when there are actions of gross violence, it is usually connected only to the people involved with drugs and drug trafficking. It’s very rare for a tourist to get hurt. I think as long as you’re a smart traveler (be wary of your surroundings, don’t wander into a remote area by yourself, and be respectful, etc.) you will be fine. Cabo is lovely- enjoy yourself.