(Closed) Is Mexico still too dangerous for vacation?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We went to Riviera Maya during the end of October for our honeymoon. It was WONDERFUL! As long as you take some simple precautions you should be fine. For example, set up a transfer from the airport to your hotel via a reputable company. If you plan on leaving the resort make sure you know where you are going. You get the point.

We can’t wait to go back!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I personally would avoid Mexico….a friend of a friend was recently killed there, and he was a US Marine 🙁 I’ve been to a bunch of islands in the carribbean, and feel that the Virgin Islands are the safest. I also felt like Aruba and Curacao were really, really unsafe.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re getting married and honeymooning in Cancun, Mexico!

I truly believe that it is perfectly fine to go.  You wouldn’t generalize any other country by it’s whole (ie Is it safe to travel to the United States)?

And even then, if a murder happened in Miami, would that prevent you from going to a wedding in New York?

It really depends on the area you are going to.  Mexico is a backwards “J” shape.  Cancun is on the very tip of the “J”, where most of the violence happens at the US/Mexico boarder (along the top of the “J”).

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Unless you’re directly involved in the drug trade or law enforcement in Mexico, you really have nothing to worry about. The tourist towns are fine – you won’t be bothered. I’ve been more a crime victim in the USA than I ever have in the 28 countries i’ve traveled, some of which had “travel warnings”.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It has always been safe to travel to Mexico. Use common sense and you will be just fine. Stay on your resort, don’t accept rides that aren’t arranged by your resort and there should be no problem. The violence is mostly right around the border and those areas are NOT tourist areas nor any place you would even want to go. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

The Riviera Maya region is very clean, and very safe. We have clients there year round, and have never had any issues.

 Here’s a map of Mexico, which shows the areas that are experiencing issues. As you can see, they are hundreds of miles away from the tourist areas.

 

Post # 12
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

YES TOO DANGEROUS. 

I’VE GOT MY OWN HORROR STORY AND THOSE OF MANY OTHERS TO SHARE

Yeah, you might be fine and if you’re not, you’ll have no ones sympathy

Please dont.

PS who published that map?  Los Cabos department of tourism?  It doesnt even show 90% of the cities which are considered unsafe. If you have to ask, shouldnt that be enough?

Im lucky I’m alive and living back in the states, truly.

Post # 13
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5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Tourist destinations are completely fine. We were in the Riviera Maya last summer (May) and there was no shortage of guests, and some friends of mine were just in Cancun in Dec. We in no way feared for our saftey.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m sure it’s safe enough, but I still wouldn’t go there personally.  Even if I don’t get killed, I don’t want to be worried about being killed, you know?  There are so many other places to go.

Post # 15
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11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i personally live in mexico, about 3 hrs from cancun.  geographically, mexico is huge and my fi and i have travelled through 1/2 of the country by car and have never had a problem.  we travel into cancun and the mayan area all of the time.  we were just there 5 days ago.  it is absolutely beautiful and would recommend it to anyone who wants a beach vacation with the option of many adventure tours. 

i would stress, however, to ensure that you are a smart traveller.  people i know that have had issues travelling, are the ones looking for trouble.  luckily we are well-travelled people who can fit into our surroundings, not appearing like a naive tourist.

 

@whitandrior:  if you have further questions about this area, please feel free to pm me.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My Fiance and I went to Puerto Vallarta last June and had no issues whatsoever. We even walked around the city outside of our resort and never once felt unsafe. Like anywhere in the whole world, you have to be smart about what areas you go to and what you do.

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