(Closed) Mexico a no go?

posted 9 years ago in Travel
  • poll: would you feel safe enough to travel to mexico?
    yes : (23 votes)
    48 %
    no : (12 votes)
    25 %
    as long as I didn't go anywhere and stayed on hotel grounds all the time : (8 votes)
    17 %
    not a chance in hell!!! : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i sure hope its not that dangerous as they say

    we are booking for oour honeymoon in play del carmen. i think they generally keep tourist spots pretty safe because thats how those cities even survive


    ive heard before that acupolco isnt really that safe anymore, and that was before all this mexio drug war thing even started…idk

    Post # 4
    6 posts
    • Wedding: April 2009

    The warning issued by the Federal Government only applies to certain Mexican cities, and those are mostly border cities.

    If you’re going to one of those places, of course, rethink. Otherwise, it seems unecessary to avoid the entire country!

    My fiance and I are headed to Cancun, and our wedding is the same day as yours. We have no concerns or thoughts about changing! We’re just going to stay on our resort and avoid the city.

    Post # 5
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I really think that there are only certain cities that are dangerous. Most of the places that you would want to go on a honeymoon are safe!

    Post # 7
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    if you stick to the well populated touristy areas, you are fine. i wouldnt go venturing off in random places though. the border towns are the ones you have to worry about.

    Post # 9
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Yes, Ciudad Juarez and a lot of those other cities are dangerous because they are in the center of the drug trade.  I have also heard stuff in Acapulco.  The deaths are not typically Americans, they are people involved in the drug trade an innocent bystanders.  As far as extortion for money, that happens a bit more often, but in more isolated areas.  If you stay within a large city you shouldn’t have any trouble.  Most tourist areas are completely safe.  I go to Cabo San Lucas about once a year and have also been to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.  We will probably go for our honeymoon also.

    The same rules apply as in most foreign countries…I wouldn’t go to really isolated areas, I wouldn’t take a lot of valuables, but I have never felt unsafe in Mexico.

    Post # 10
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We just got back from Cancun and felt incredibly safe the whole time there and in Tulum where we spent most of our time.  I think the warnings are warranted if you were going to Juarez or some other drug trafficking area, but otherwise you should be fine, fine, fine!

    Post # 12
    604 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s ashame because Mexico has so many beautiful parts and I mean gorgeous. I’ve never been, but I am an avid Spanish soap opera girl lol and most of them are based in Mexico where they shoot at the most beautiful beaches, hotels…you name it, but it is extremely dangerous. The Mexicans are trying to get out of Mexico…why would anyone want to go. Watch Spanish news channels like Univision and Telemundo if you want to see all the killings. I hate to be a downer, but yes it is very dangerous. I was watching Dateline and a man and his wife (He’s Mexican she’s American) they had a gorgeous ranch in a sleepy town, and the kidnappers thought he had tons of money so they kidnapped him. That’s how things work down there. Luckily, the man survived, but where are they now in America, and the Mexican police doesn’t help. They are usually in on it or take kickbacks not to say anything. Until the Mexican government fixes things, no one should be traveling there. Again, no offense to anyone of Mexican nationality or people who have traveled there, but things have gotten progressively worse.

    Post # 13
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I feel comfortable traveling to tourist places like Cabo or Cancun. Unfortunately other areas are under fire right now, but as long as you play it safe I think you’ll be fine and have a great time.

    Post # 14
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    i’M going to Cancun next week. My travel agent told me that we, in st louis, are essentially closer to the problems than we will be in cancun. It’s so touristy i’m not worried. we won’t be leaving our hotel compound, though.

    Post # 15
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think I would take what a travel agent says with a grain of salt. They want you to travel, not stay home. 😉

    I have some family that lives in San Diego and they are frequent visitors to Mexico. They tell me there is no way in the world they’d go to Mexico right now because of the violence there. I have no opinion based on my own experience, having never been.

    Post # 16
    37 posts
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My fiance and I were dead set on Secrets Maroma in Riviera Maya.  But once they drug cartell and murders happened, our families did not want us to go.  I know it’s nowhere near Cancun/Riviera Maya, but my thought was what if by the time the honeymoon was going to happen, there were some problems there.  We don’t want to chance it, we changed our minds and are now heading to the new Secrets property in Jamaica. 

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