(Closed) Honeymooners in Mexico

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Unless you’re literally walking across the border plua staying away from resort areas (cancun/puerto vallarta), I wouldnt be worried about this.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh moms…so great at freaking you out, aren’t they? 😛

Are you staying in a resort? My guess is they are going to have mega amped up secuirity given this info….they can’t afford to los ebusiness.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

So they are just reiterating not to travel to Tamaulipas, right?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We just returned from our wedding and honeymoon in mexico and we didn’t run into any drug cartels. We were completely safe. The resorts are nowhere near the border. It’s not like you are honeymooning in Juarez. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re going to Mexico and staying at a resort, too, and I have no fears. The only thing you do want to be careful about is at the airports, but honestly, if you do go and stay in a more touristy area, especially at a resort, it’s nothing to worry about. But I know where you’re coming from, my FI’s family is FREAKING OUT, and does not want us to go. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We honemooned in Cabo but have traveled around to other resort areas like Cancun and Playa del Carmen. I’ve been to Mexico about 12 times and have never felt unsafe. Mexico is a big country! What is happening in one area isn’t a problem in all areas.  Would you be afraid to travel to California for something scary that happened in New York City?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The only thing you need to worry about at the airport is people offering to carry your luggage for you so they can get a tip after the 30 second walk. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My FMIL was freaking out about this – she told me and my FI “you’re staying at the resort the entire time right? because (FI’s sister & FI’s BIL) stayed at their resort the entire time. I told my FI flat out we are not eating at the resort every day because it would b like 40-80 a meal and it’s not an all-inclusive. Plus I want to see the touristy things. His FMIL is trying to scare us into thinking we’ll get some hideous stomach virus if we step one foot off our resort.

 

Yes, I will be more cautious about getting reviews about restaurants from my travel guide, no I won’t spend $200 a day in food and drinks at the resort.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honestly never seen / had  / heard of a problem in the resorts never felt much safer anywhere else. Egypt and Turkey were uncomfortable and they don’t get a bad rep…..I don’t get the fuss with Mexico! The City is hundreds and hundreds of miles away.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@danicalifornia:  Don’t worry!  Just ask for bottled water and you’ll be fine!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think I’m more worried about the weather…

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

unless you plan on honeymooning in ciudad de juarez, you’ll be fine.  resorts in cabo, cancun/mayan areas are just fine. 

we are taking a little minimoon next month to puerto morelos (between cancun and playa del carmen)

 @WillyNilly:  your mom sounds like my mom.  this article warns americans against travelling to the border cities.  that’s where the issues are.  the resort areas are so far away from all of that.  my dad came to visit me in mexico in february, it was the first time out of canada for him.  he said that he feels safer here than at home in london.

@mrsbruff2b:  i am in mexico currently and the weather is great.  hot but a nice breeze when you’re on the beach.  where is the wedding?

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I feel like I am the WB’s Ambassador for Mexico because I always come into these threads, but seriously: do not worry. Traveling across the border by foot or car is scary. Traveling into the country by plane and going to a resort is not. I go through there reguarly by car and here I am, still living. It really surprises me how many people think the entire country is unsafe because of things that happen in isolated areas. 

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