My friend said I shouldn’t go to Mexico. What do you think?

Do I think it's safe to travel to Cancun, Mexico? Yes. I get this question from time to time. I send 100's of people to Mexico yearly and I wouldn't suggest travel there if I thought there was danger. Personally, I travel to the Cancun area multiple times each year. Sometimes by myself, sometimes with my family. I would not put my family in danger if I felt unsafe.

Are there some area's in Mexico that you shouldn't go to? Yes, just like in the USA, there are bad sections I don't advise you travel to. Border towns in Mexico, yeah I would avoid that area. Is there crime in Mexico? Yes, but there is crime in every USA city as well. I don't feel any less safe in Cancun then I do Miami or other USA city destinations.

Cancun is a popular tourist destination and generally considered safe for visitors. The city has a well-established tourism industry, and millions of tourists visit each year without encountering major safety issues. However, as with any travel destination, it's crucial to stay informed about the current situation and take precautions to ensure a safe trip. Here are some considerations for traveling to Cancun:

  1. Tourist Areas: Popular tourist areas in Cancun, such as the Hotel Zone and surrounding beaches, are generally safe. These areas have increased security measures to ensure the well-being of visitors.
  2. Resorts: Many visitors to Cancun/Riviera Maya stay in all-inclusive resorts, which often have their security measures in place. It's advisable to choose reputable and well-reviewed accommodations.
  3. Common-Sense Safety Measures: Practice standard safety precautions, such as being mindful of your belongings, avoiding poorly lit or isolated areas, and being cautious when using public transportation. Don't get hammered and start a bar fight. You know, use common-sense.
  4. Local Laws and Customs: Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs to ensure you have a respectful and enjoyable experience. Follow any guidance provided by local authorities.
  5. Emergency Contacts: Know the local emergency contact numbers and the location of the nearest embassy or consulate for your country.
  6. Weather Considerations: Be aware of weather conditions, especially during hurricane season. Stay informed about weather forecasts and follow any instructions or evacuations if necessary. Believe me, if there is a hurricane heading your way, I'll be in touch with options.

However, if you don't feel safe traveling to Mexico (or any other destination), there are many other locations we can discuss. The beautiful beaches, great service, amazing all-inclusive resorts, and great prices make Cancun/Riviera Maya a great location to consider. Of course, just like any country, I can't guarantee safety. I can't guarantee you are safe at Walt Disney World either. Leaving your house is a risk. Just use common sense and your daily travels should be just fine.

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