(Closed) mexico?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: would you feel safe staying at a 5 star resort in mexico?
    yes! : (51 votes)
    76 %
    no! : (16 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I stayed on a very fancy resort in Mexico and it was completely safe.

    Post # 4
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We’ve stayed at 5 star all inclusives for several years.  If you go off the property for a tour or something, they check your bracelet when you come back, before you are accepted back on the property.  We’ve never had a problem. 

    Post # 5
    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @pinktulips2012:  hi date twin.  if you stay on the resort, you should have no problems.  even going out during the day, take a taxi arranged by the front desk and have the same taxi pick you up at a certain time. when you are off the resort, don’t ‘look’ like a tourist; act like you know what you are doing and where you are going.

    some areas in mexico are much safer than others. i have personally travelled by car through nearly half of mexico and the yucatan and it’s a beautiful country.  you just have to be a ‘smart traveller’.  i now live in mexico about 3 hours from cancun in one of the safest cities in the country.  i feel safer here out at night than i would walking downtown toronto at night.

    where are you honeymooning? which resort?



    Post # 6
    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think the most important question is WHERE you are going in Mexico.  Fiance and I went to the Riviera Maya this past August, and felt VERY safe, on and off the resort.  We did a bunch of day excursions off the resort, and every resort is VERY particular about who can/can not come into the gated resort.  We even took a cab in playa del carmen, which we were a little nervous about, but it turned out great.  I would not be nervous about it at all!

    Post # 7
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Of course there are some unsafe areas, but you won’t be wandering in the hillside right? …right? There’s a lot of insecurity but it’s limited to certain areas and believe me there are nowhere near to where you might be planning to visit. Tourist areas are extremely safe and even if they weren’t most of the time tourist don’t leave resorts.

    I know there’s a lot of concern about security in mexico, but really american press takes it to another ridiculous level.

    Post # 10
    2386 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We went to Playa del Carmen in May and felt safe the entire time there. 

    Post # 11
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Darling Husband and I spent 10 days in Cozumel and Cancun in November and a bunch of my family went to Playa Del Carmon after Christmas.  Never felt unsafe at all!

    The border towns are really where the big concerns are, not the tourist areas.  Obviuosly, like anywhere, be aware of your surroundings and don’t go too far off the beaten path.  But I have zero concerns with travelling to Mexico.

    Post # 12
    104 posts
    Blushing bee

    The resorts are absolutely safe.  Theyre very diligent about checking all incoming traffic as well.  Most of the issue is in the bigger cities where the cartel violence is happening not on the resort areas.

    Post # 13
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My Fiance and I are going to Mexico for our honeymoon.  My aunt is a travel agent and we talked to her about the safety factor and she said that while there are travel warnings against Mexico right now, NONE of them cover the area around Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Cozumel area.  They are all further inside the country where the drug cartels are problems.  You can read more about the warnings ion the state department website here:  http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5665.html

    Hope that helps!

    Post # 14
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I was just in Cabo in September 2011 & November 2010 and traveled around town in a taxi by myself. Felt completely safe!!

    We’re leaving for Mexico on Sunday for our honeymoon… highly recommend it. The people are incredibly friendly. Honestly.  Just keep your wits about you as you would in any big city … and you’ll be fine.


    Post # 16
    6328 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We LOVE Mexico lol. There are parts I wouldn’t go to, like the border towns, but the main tourist areas are very safe; the main risks are the usual things like petty theft which happen EVERYWHERE, and it’s just a case of being sensible.

    We’ve been to Cancun/the Riviera Maya 3 years running and LOVE it; we’re super gutted we can’t afford to go back this year (going to the Dom Re instead, which is lovely, but not the same). We go off-resort all the time and have never had any issues, or felt remotely unsafe (and I happily wander about with nice jewellery on, and my DLSR).

    Just be sensible 🙂

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