Post # 1
We already purchased our honeymoon to the riviera maya in mexico and now we’re afraid of going because we’ve heard that it has become even more dangerous….has anyone been recently that could tell me how it was, were you nervous, etc???
Post # 3
We went last year, and we are going again in July! We are so excited and I seriously cant wait. We had a blast last year. If you decide to go of the resort property, just be aware of your surroundings, just like in any other foreign country.
There have been a lot of threads like this. Debates about mexico, but just do what feels right for you 😀
If you have any questions about anything feel free to PM me. We are having our wedding in the RM also
Post # 4
We went for our honeymoon in September and felt fairly safe. You just have to be smart like you have to be whenever you travel to different countries. Stay in the tourist areas only book excursions with qualified groups and you’ll be fine.
People tried to scare me before our honeymoon and the more I read the more scared I got but honestly it was the best honeymoon we could have ever had!
Post # 5
what we’re afraid of is Fiance said he heard on the news that they are getting tourists at the airports, like threatening the cab drivers to pick us up and bring them to them then they torture us etc…thats not really how i pictured my honeymoon going down..lol Is it really this bad now?! should i be real worried?! this has gotten even more worse in the past couple weeks…so if anybody has been in the last month, and could tell me how it was, that’d be great!!! freaking out over here! :/
Post # 6
I’m actually going to the Riveria in April with a girlfriend; she visits about twice a year and has always been fine. I’m guessing you’ll be staying at a resort – if you stay there, you should be absolutely fine. Use good judgement and be alert like you would anywhere. Most hotels also offer shuttles from the airport, so if you’re worried about transportation I would stick with the shuttle 😉
Post # 7
deathbydesign Just got back from RM and she got engaged there. Maybe you could PM her and ask her some questions
Post # 8
@nursein10: Are you doing an all-inclusive? They should pick you up at the airport in a shuttle with a whole bunch of other travellers. Check into your package – if you have a shuttle it should ease your worries a bit.
However, you need to be comfortable with where you are going.
Post # 9
I was in the Riviera Maya in June at an all-inclusive and we are going back for our honeymoon this coming July. I never felt unsafe.
Look into a shuttle, as the PP suggested. Depending on where you booked, it may even be included in your price. We took a shuttle and felt perfectly safe. I would talk to your resort and ask them what they suggest.
Post # 10
This is the ONLY reason I haven’t booked our honeymoon there yet either 🙁 I sure wish that wasn’t the case! We are thinking of just doing Florida to be safe. Not really a risk I want to take. We have 2 beautiful children to come back home to!!!!
Post # 11
As far as I am aware, the Mayan Riviera is no less safe than its always been. The increase in violence in Mexico is mainly along the US border (far from Mexico) and related to drug lords, etc.
@HoneyBear: Where did you hear that the Mayan Riviera is more dangerous now? I haven’t heard anything like that, and I am keeping an eye out because we are holding our wedding in Cancun.
Post # 12
Just make sure yall stay in the resort, dont go into any towns or anything and you should be fine!!
Post # 13
What’s going on in Mexico has *generally* not affected tourists. It’s a drug war. The violence is generally centered around those involved in the trade.
Like others said, you’ll be fine in your resort. If transfers aren’t included, find a reputable one online. (You won’t want to take a cab all the way down to Playa anyway, it’s about 40 miles.)
I havne’t been there in about a year, but I’ve done both Playa and Cozumel. I saw the usual gas-pump scams, but you’ll have those anywhere. I’m sure you’ll be fine. 🙂
Here’s what the US Dept of State has to say about it (Playa del Carmen/Mayan Riviera is in Quintana Roo):
Post # 14
You have nothing to worry about in that area. Trust me I have researched it endlessly because we are getting married there with 50 guests in 7 weeks. The areas that are effected are in the North along the US/Mexico boarder because of the drug traffickers and their gang battles. The large tourist areas are uneffected.
Also, when listening to news reports you really need to take things with a grain of salt. Everyone has been saying to me, “but didn’t you hear about that explosion? Didn’t you hear about that couple getting arrested?? etc. et.c” I’m sorry, but how often do these things happen back home and go unreported?
You’ll be fine! Enjoy 🙂
Post # 15
eeeek!!! stil real nervous about it, but we can’t get our money back either way, so I guess we’ll just see and try to enjoy it! Hopefully where we’re going is very pleasant, and we don’t see anything going on from our ride from the airport to riviera maya…
Post # 16
Don’t take taxis. Stick together. If you can afford it go somewhere else. Acapulco is a resort town and it is starting to get really bad there, This crap is spreading everywhere. Who do yo think runs the clubs and discos? Becareful.