A year ago I wrote about concerns of prospective visitors about safety in Cancun. Many readers commented on that blog post, several who were in the process of planning a trip and were concerned about the safety of their destination choice. Two people who have recently returned from Cancun have written about their experience, and their perception of risks to travelers there.Singlemom writes:
I left a comment on November 25 asking if it was safe to travel with my two daughters alone. Well we have gone and returned and I can tell you that I never once felt in danger. I used my common sense. I was very worried before I left and swore I would not leave the resort. I ended up not being on my resort very much, as we did so many activities like swimming with the dolphins, jungle tour, captain hook cruise, going to the mall.. etc. We were always back at our resort for dinner and tired from our days of excitement we were in bed by 11. So in answer to is Cancun safe... absolutely. Just don't put yourself in a situation that it may not be. It was an awesome family vacation that we will always remember but if you are looking to go get drunk in an unfamiliar place, well then yes, you are taking the chance of putting yourself in danger.John writes:
Just spent a week in Cancun at the Gran Melia Resort earlier this month and had a wonderful vacation! People are extremely nice and definitely make you feel very welcome. Always felt safe along the main strip in the hotel zone (Avenida Kukulcan) and even when I ventured out into town. The only warning: only drink bottled water. Other than that, have a great time in Cancun!! I would definitely return to Mexico.