Is Cancun Safe for Tourists?

Is Cancun Safe?

Is Cancun Safe?

Recently a worried traveler posted a question on Tripadvisor asking if Cancun, Mexico is a safe place to visit. The traveler plans to visit Cancun with a friend, but her parents are very concerned and keep sending her links of sites showing crime in Mexico. This has gotten her worried to the extent that she is planning to stay within the resort the whole time and not venture out in Cancun! She needs to know, that in terms on safety, if there is any reason to worry at all while visiting Cancun, Mexico.

In reply to this, here’s what some travelers had to say:

Cancun is a whole lot safer than any medium-sized city in the US. Most travelers say that they have been to Cancun several times, never ever felt unsafe and thoroughly enjoyed their trips. In fact, Cancun feels a lot safer compared to the other places that they have visited across the world. Mexico is a huge country. It is absolutely wrong to refer to the entire country as “unsafe”. Read up and be informed. Mexican states like Baja California Sur, Guanajuato, Campeche, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo and the Yucatan are very safe and have absolutely no travel advisories issued on them by the US State Department. Cancun is absolutely unaffected by the drug cartels that operate in certain parts of Mexico. The cartel’s do not want attention which is why they stay away from tourist areas like Cancun, Puerto Vallarta etc. Depending on your budget you could either put up in downtown Cancun or in the pricey hotel zone area. Both the options are perfectly safe. To be extra careful, stay in the tourist areas and don’t wander off into unknown areas. Also, leave valuables at home or in your hotel’s safe and do not carry large amounts of cash. Exploring Cancun in a bus is a great adventure and also absolutely safe. Thousands of expats living in Cancun homes can vouch for its safety.

Cancun is as safe as it can be. Choosing to stay within the hotel and not exploring this fantastic town would be a big mistake.

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Alex Rodriguez Takes Time Off Controversies, Holidays In Cancun

Alex Rodriguez Takes Time Off Controversies, Holidays In Cancun

Alex Rodriguez Takes Time Off Controversies, Holidays In Cancun

Beleaguered baseball star A-Rod was seen playing guitar while holidaying in Cancun. It seems that he has decided to make full use of his ban to hone his musical skills. Alex Rodriguez wore a sombrero and played guitar. If he was stressed about his suspension, he didn’t show as he was fully enjoying every bit of time.

Good to see A-Rod for letting go off all the negative vibes and chill in Cancun. What better place to forget all your worries than Cancun. Millions of others have the same opinion about Cancun as it has become the #1 destination in Latin America. No wonder, Cancun condos are again in flavor among investors and expats.

Secrets Resort To Host Cancun Wine And Food Fest

Cancun has positioned itself as a premiere destination for luxury living an tourism. The city’s calendar is full of world class events ranging from food festivals to sailing shows to Jazz festival. One such big event is the  Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival.

Secrets Resort To Host Cancun Wine And Food Fest

Secrets Resort To Host Cancun Wine And Food Fest

Secrets the Vine Cancun will be the official host hotel for the 3rd Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival March 13 to 16.

The festival will celebrate France with a “Europe Meets the Americas” theme.

Secrets the Vine Cancun is a 495 room wine-themed resort featuring a wine wall with 3,000 wines and is a perfect setting for the wine and food fest. The adults-only all-inclusive resort will host the festival’s main event, a gala dinner to celebrate this year’s guest of honor, Chef Daniel Boulud. The chef is best known for Daniel, his 3 Michelin star Relais & Chateaux restaurant in New York.

In return Secrets will be showcased at the Gourmet Tasting Village which will be a ticketed event featuring regional cuisine and spirits as well as 55 wineries from the Americas, Mexico and Europe.

For more details, visit www.secretsresorts.com/vine-cancun.

“Xochimilco Cancun Park” Now Open

World famous Xochimilco Canals can now be seen in Xochimilco Cancun Park

World famous Xochimilco Canals can now be seen in Xochimilco Cancun Park

Xperiencias Xcaret Group opened the first phase of “Xochimilco Cancun” on December 20th 2013.

Xochimilco Cancun is built 60 hectares of abandoned sascaberas or limestone quarries and is just 10 minute drive from Cancun International Airport and adjacent to Cancun-Tulum highway (on the route to Puerto Morelos) in Riviera Maya.  The site was reforested with 100,000 native trees and plants. It is intended to be a replica of Xochimilco in Mexico City.

Xochimilco is one of the boroughs of Mexico City. It is known for its extensive network of canals and islands called Chinampas. The canals have colorful gondola-like boats called “trajineras” around the 170 km of canals on which tourists can roam around. This canal and chinampa system was built by Aztecs in pre-Hispanic era and now has been designated as a World Heritage Site.

The project has been built at a cost of $283 million pesos. The promoters of this project are in talks with the Federal Ministry of Tourism to promote “Xochimilco Cancun Park”, at the “Tourism Expo” in 2014.

All efforts have been made to make the experience of the tourist to Xochimilco Cancun Park as authentic as possible.  The park has gardens, forest clearings and a network of canals through which visitors will sail in trajineras. The park’s fleet of 40 boats will be decorated with distinctive designs representing each of the Mexico’s 32 states, Mexico City and the original Xochimilco boats.

With this new attraction, you will one more reason to come to Cancun. Cancun has many world class “one-of its-kind” activities such as the underwater museum and Cancun Maya Museum