Is it safe to travel to mexico right now?
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Dec 5, 2012 8:08 AM Last Post By: SpidermelCanada
Nov 2, 2012 6:09 PM
Is it safe to travel to mexico right now?So I have been planning to whole trip with all these stops and my girlfriend asked a important question last night.....is it safe for americans to travel to mexico right now.
With all that is going on in the past year with drug wars, kidnappings, etc I suppose it's a important question.
I figured that was all up in the border towns but is it safe for a couple to head down to Punta Allen, Tulum, Merida, etc?
Nov 3, 2012 8:18 AM
Nov 3, 2012 9:40 AM
2Actually did a lot of research on google and bing and come to the conclusion some say it's safe as ever.....others and goverment say there is s tourist warning and to be careful because it's dangerous. LP says one thing, writers say another, Fodors says another.
Was looking for real work opinions rather than articles and books feedback which mostly seems to say STAY AWAY!
Nov 3, 2012 10:43 AM
3The Govt always has warnings. I live in Chiapas and I can say its very safe here. .Lw always says the worse.
Nov 3, 2012 11:30 AM
4All that said, #2 has a point... this guy has been posting prolifically asking all the basic questions: where should he go in Mexico, what guide book should he use, etc. It seems pretty insulting to all the people who spent time answering those pedestrian questions to suggest that maybe they'd be holding back on some big safety secret. He said he doesn't want to "rely completely on forum suggestions" in another post, and that he would rather, quote, "do a little research." Touche.
Obviously, the answer is that the "others" who say there is a "tourist warning" are full of sh*t, and that your girlfriend did not actually ask an "important" question, but simply an uninformed one. Mexico is ridiculously safe for tourists not involved in the drug trade, and anyone who suggests differently has profound issues with math.
Nov 3, 2012 12:00 PM
Nov 3, 2012 12:01 PM
6OP, doing a google search of the entire Internet is not going to give you results tailored to your needs, ie., from experienced travelers and people who live in Mexico. Presumably, that is why you came to this forum. What others here are trying to tell you is before asking such a basic question on this particular forum, please use the advanced search feature. type in "safety" or "crime," etc. and select the Americas-Mexico forum. You will see dozens of discussions on this topic. If you want to balance the advice on this forum with the perspectives of different types of travelers, you can also search other travel forums like Fodors or TripAdvisor. But please take advantage of the long history of posts on this topic. Most people here try to be polite, but they are simply tired of typing responses they have typed many times before. And as should be expected, the people here have different opinions. No one can give you the definitive answer.You will still need to decide for yourself. Me, I'm a worry wort and I over prepare for every contingency, including safety and crime issues. But I love Mexico. I hope you go and enjoy your trip!
Nov 3, 2012 12:04 PM
Nov 3, 2012 12:16 PM
Nov 3, 2012 4:03 PM
9Wait! You say you've been here before, #14, and you've read "the same thing over and over," and are STILL asking if it safe to travel to Mexico?
Masterson was right. You're a troll!
Nov 5, 2012 9:24 AM
10#16, same answer applies. If a question bothers you, let it go. If no one answers, they get the message. Look at all the typing here to chastise a person for asking a question you have all seen before, but poster has not. Easier to have the standard answer on hard disc and paste it in, including the reminder of the search function.
Nov 6, 2012 7:32 AM
11siemprepatty gave excellent advise. I have used this method for years here in Veracruz and never had problems.
Nov 6, 2012 7:55 PM
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