Does Cancun still as safe as in 2022?


Cancun has not historically been known for much crime. Travelers Worldwide rates Cancun as “one of Mexico’s safest vacation cities” as of 2022. 

“While the city of Cancun itself may have crime, the resorts are typically extremely safe. In fact, many even have their own armed guards. Once you get toward areas like Riviera Maya and Costa Mujeres, the crime rates plummet,” the site says.

“As long as you take the usual precautions such as not wandering out at night and staying on your resort, your stay should be worry-free.”

But this has been changing, as local crime spills into previously insulated tourist enclaves.

U.S. Issues a Travel Advisory for Mexico

The U.S. State Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a travel alert in March, warning Americans about traveling to the neighboring country. The warning came after four Americans were kidnapped while in Tamaulipas, a Mexican state that borders much of southern Texas. Currently, Tamaulipas has a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory. 

The fact is that four bodies were found on the beach of Cancun’s hotel zone in Mexico this week, according to Mexican officials. 

The identity and nationality of the bodies have not been disclosed. This comes just one week after an American tourist was shot in the nearby beach town of Puerto Morelos down the coast.

The bodies were located on the Kukulkan Boulevard area of Cancun, a popular tourist destination for spring breakers.

Authorities originally located three bodies on Monday, April 3rd, then found a fourth one in the “undergrowth on the same lot,” according to most news issued by local outlets in the USA. 

Source: Travelers Worldwide

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