Post # 17
We went last summer and are going again this summer to plan our wedding. We obvioulsy felt safe, otherwise we wouldnt have our wedding there 😀
Just be smart and aware of your surroundings, just like you would in any foreign country!
Post # 18
@Tswife4ever: Bah. Cancun is so Americanized that it’s fine. Be aware of your surroundings but don’t think resort places like that are anything like the border towns or poor villages you hear about on TV. All the workers there speak English and some places even take American dollars.
Plus, always do your research. Just because you “heard” something doesn’t mean it’s true. Look it up for yourself.
Post # 19
I was in Cancun last week for about 5 days. It was TOTALLY fine. No problems. Most of the violence is on the other side of the country, near the Texas border, or near the southern border of Guatemala where Los Zetas is doing drug trade.
While Guatemala isn’t THAT far from the Yucatan peninsula, everything in the hotel zone was fine. I felt completely safe, and the people there are very welcoming. There is little to no incentive for the Zetas or others to bother the tourist area there at this point.
The line at American Airlines to get tickets, though, was long! That’s my only complaint. 🙂
Post # 20
We just got back from the Dream resort in Cancun, (an early honeymoon) last week. We felt safe the entire time. We stayed on our resort the whole time but did take a taxi to and from our resort. I felt like the security at the airport and our resort were pretty good, our resort was gated and they asked you your room number throughout the day. Overall we had a great experience there!
Post # 21
I was in the Riviera Maya at Aventura Spa Palace last June. We felt very safe, especially considering how tight security was getting in and out of the resort.
Fiance and I consulted with a professional travel agent about booking our honeymoon and she said she still thought most of Mexico was safe for tourists in the nicer resort areas. She said what many of you have: be smart and be aware of your surroundings. We ended up booking another Riviera Maya all-inclusive. We did buy a travel insurance policy that pays in cash, not vouchers, so if the security situation does get worse we can get a refund and go somewhere else.
Post # 22
Cancun is very safe. I just went there and it’s awesome. Stop worrying and do what you want!!! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!! @Tswife4ever:
Post # 23
@ohheavenlyday: I was just going to recommend checking out the travel advisories. There have been many incidents in recent months. You can also do a general google or NYTimes.com search for the articles. The problem is…even if your resort is insulated and has guards, you’ll have to venture out even if only to go to/from the aiport…and there’s never any guarantee that the area you’re in wouldn’t be subject to these drug wars. Look at Acapulco.
Post # 24
I’ve just heard it was unsafe to go to mexico for americans because of all of the hostility going on. If you do go my advice would be DO NOT leave the resort. My cousin just shortened a trip bc of this exact reason. The people in town were acting very strange and made them feel really uncomfortable. There were several other couples that they had conversations with that felt the same. Just to be sure they werent being paranoid they had a long discussion during dinner one night at a mexican restaurant off resort they received their food at the table. The people all but threw it on the table and received steak tacos that were uncooked and stunk really bad. I know this sounds weird. They have visited many other times before on vacation and had never had this happen to them. They took an early flight home and told me not to even consider going down there for my honeymoon. Way too much going on and too many hostile feelings.
Moral of the story, if you do go, dont expect to be treated very well.