Now the fast-rising Jalisco New Generation Cartel, known for torturing and dismembering its victims, has gained supremacy. The cartel, with its reputation for ruthlessness and violence, has littered the streets of Cancun with the bodies of its victims.Nov 5, 2021
Several cartels are fighting for the area’s lucrative retail drug trade, including the Jalisco cartel and a gang allied with the Gulf cartel. The shootings were the latest chapter in drug gang violence that has sullied the reputation of Mexico’s Caribbean coast as a once-tranquil oasis.
Right Robert…the cartels own many of the large resorts.
Cancun is not at all safe from drug cartels. They are always fighting for control of the area. However, it should be noted, it has little impact on tourist staying in the hotel Zone.
The gang, part of the Gulf Cartel, has long extorted protection money from bars and night clubs in Cancun, but has now apparently extended operations further south to Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The gang is also fighting the Jalisco Cartel and other groups for the area’s lucrative drug market.
Mexico has remained one of the most popular destinations for Americans to travel throughout the pandemic, but recent events in Quintana Roo have caused security concerns for travelers and a new warning from the U.S. government.
As of 2017 (and likely still today), the Sinaloa Cartel is overall, the most active drug cartel involved in smuggling illicit drugs into the United States and trafficking them throughout the country.
Playa del Carmen is a generally safe destination for solo visitors, though they should exercise caution as petty crime and scams have been known to occur in Mexico. Tips for solo travelers include sticking to main tourist centers, staying in hostels, and not walking alone at night.
Cancun remains one of the safest travel destinations in Mexico, due to massive efforts made by the local government and the private sector to create and implement COVID safety protocols. … Its strict adherence to safety protocols is just another reason to consider visiting Cancun when you travel.
I would say that yes Cancun is generally Safe for a Person Traveling alone, just use common sense and you should have no problem, I do suggest that you maybe get aquainted with other People from your Hotel and maybe go to bars or clubs in a group more comfortable that way IMO.
Mexico is open to travelers. There is no need to provide a negative PCR test or quarantine on arrival, though most resorts ask guests to fill out health questionnaires. … The CDC advises travelers to be fully vaccinated before traveling to Mexico.
In general, there have been no incidents near the tourist area.” The most recent shootings also occurred in clubs well outside the tourist zone which rarely see foreign visitors. Due to Cancun’s limited access – one entrance, one exit – along with heavy security throughout, Cancun is incredibly safe.
In addition to as much food as you can eat, all-inclusive resorts typically include all the alcoholic drinks you can drink. … They tend to water down the drinks so they’re not too strong, but if you prefer a stronger drink, order something other than the big pitcher everyone is drinking from.
Downtown Cancun is always lively, day or night. It is generally a safe area to visit during the day. However, during the night, make sure to stick to touristy parts of the downtown (like Avenida Tulum).
TIJUANA (Border Report) — Tijuana is once again on track to be named the most dangerous city in the world. With the rate of 138 homicides per 100,000 residents, almost six people are killed every day in Tijuana, according to the Citizens Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.
From tacos to full three course meals you will pay anywhere from 10 to 45 pesos (~$1-4 USD). That’s about the average cost of food in Cancun, at least at the cheap places. Can you imagine paying less than $3 USD for a meal that not only fills you up but also tastes good.
|Other names||Mayo, M-Z, Padrino, el Señor|
|Occupation||Leader of Sinaloa Cartel|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Predecessor||Joaquin Guzmán Loera|
|Founded by||Pablo Escobar † Jorge Ochoa Vásquez Juan Ochoa Vásquez José Rodríguez Gacha † Carlos Lehder|
|Leader(s)||Pablo Escobar Gustavo Gaviria|
Playacar is a gated community full of nice resorts and nice houses/condos. It is very quiet and very safe. Nothing much crazy goes on there. PDC is a small city, most tourists stick to 5th Ave.
Playacar is a gated community comprised of two phases within the charming city of Playa del Carmen. … A few years later, the second phase in Playacar was developed around a championship golf course, now The Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya.
The US State Department lists Mexico as a Level 3 risk for the country overall, advising “exercise increased caution”. Some parts of Mexico have Level 4 advisories, including Colima state, Guerrero state, Michoacán state and Sinaloa state due to crime, as well as Tamaulipas state due to crime and kidnapping.
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