(Closed) Mexico Honeymoon? Listen to Travel Advisors?

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I said this in another post… I just got back from Cancun March 7th.  I have been there about 8 times.  The only change I saw was seeing military and more police.  However, they weren’t everywhere to where you’d be frightened.  It was fine, really.  There is crime everywhere and anywhere you go.  Just make smart decisions, like staying together, or mostly going out of the resort during the day light.  Unless, something comes up from now till then (like a war breaks out) I say go ahead and have a grand honeymoon, you’ll love it!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Actually, I just re-read that you’ll be in an all inclusive, so you won’t really need to leave your resort anyway.  I think it’s very safe among the resorts.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

We’re also going to Mexico for our honeymoon. (We actually leave in 4 days.)

I’ve been advised that the resort areas are very ‘Americanized,’ and there’s not as much to worry about. We only plan on venturing out a few times, and all will be during daylight and (mostly) in large groups. I think everything will be fine, if you’re smart about where you go and when.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m sure everything will be fine for you.  We were in the exact same situation.  Mainly it boiled down to both sets of parents were a little worried and I have to admit we were a little freaked out as well.  Mexico relies very heavily on tourism as a source of income.  My mom (I love her more than anything) has always been the worrier.  (This is the same woman that thought every new product that came out growing up would cause cancer…love you mom!)  🙂 She thinks that since they rely on the money from tourism they aren’t leaking as much out to the media of what is really going on there.  As conspiracy theorist as that is, we can’t control what another country’s media wants or doesn’t want us to know. 

 We wrestled back and forth with the decision because we would lose a little bit of money in the process if we switched.  We finally decided just yesterday to change our trip and are now going to Negril, Jamaica.  From all the comments on here from people getting back, I am sure that Mexico will be fine, especially the tourist areas.  This was just a tough personal decision we had to make.  It came down to not knowing what the situation in Mexico will be like by the time our wedding in July rolls around.  It could be a whole lot better, or it could be a whole lot worse, and we can’t control it, so I didn’t want to take the chance.  I would say just trust your instincts!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Some close friends of mine just returned from their honeymoon at an all-inclusive outside of Cancun.  They loved it!  They said they only left the resort once.  I’m sure you will be fine.  Those resorts are pretty secure and have tons of restaurants and bars for you to choose from. 

If you are more interested in going to a place where you leave the resort a lot to experience the local culture, I would consider a change.  However, if you just want to kick back in the sun and drink maragitas I think you will be just fine!!!

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have been to Mexico tons of times but have to add that we chose a different location recently because of the unrest and what T found out from business associates in Latin America.

Usually the mayan corridor is very safe.  Stick to that area,side with cancun airport.  I would not venture off the beaten path.  I have friends who recently returned and they told me that there is definitely a military presence, which would have me uneasy.  I bet the all inclusives are fine.  Areas I would avoid are Rocky Point, and border areas…I bet the touristy areas are ok, but if it were me, I’d stick to mayan corridor.

We love this place but T and I won’t be going back unless the country becomes stable again.   

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We went over the border to the area just before Ensenada MX in mid January as a lot of this stuff was coming down. I even took my teens and FIL’s. We were all just fine with no incidents, but I will say I didn’t let the kids away from me at all while we shopped/dinned and even I didn’t stray from my really tough looking Fiance.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

We didn’t take our honeymoon in Mexico but we got married in Mexico and, in fact, we live in Mexico! I have to say I believe the U.S. media has hyped up the situation here, which is in fact serious, but not in the way it is sometimes depicted. Murders are up, the military is here and there… but the fact is that unless you befriend some narco on your honeymoon, you should be fine. Tourists (especially at all-inclusive resorts) are not the desired targets.

P.S. Would you believe on our honeymoon in Europe I got my purse snatched? And nothing like that has ever happened to me in "scary" Mexico City? Ha!

Post # 11
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Worker bee

Oh, also do not honeymoon in Tijuana or Ciudad Juarez! Ha!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

still going in April, but to cancun area. 

i think the area to stay away from is the border cities.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am sure you will be fine since you are in Cancun… since you have already booked the trip it makes it a little hard. We were toying with the idea of taking our honeymoon in Mexico but are not now b/c of this hype. I just don’t want it in the back of my head… but I admit that if we already booked it we would probaby still go.

Post # 15
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Newbee

I am feeling the same way-we are planning to stay near Playa del Carmen at the end of June and I am nervous. I don’t want to stay on the resort the whole entire time either, so I am not sure if we are better off to go somewhere else? I just emailed our travel agent to see what she says about the whole situation!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’d say everyone should be fine if you stick to the well Americanized tourist areas, we went to Cozumel for our honeymoon and didn’t even see much of a police presence there. As long as you’re not in drug riddled Juarez or the other cities that are being taken over by the drug cartels then I wouldn’t worry too much. Just don’t stray too far and you should have a great honeymoon.

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