Cancun is known for its beaches, and for all of the things that you can enjoy in this area. Is there such a thing as having too much fun while in Cancun? Maybe not too much fun, but too many margaritas could land you in hot water with local authorities.
It may be “ok” to stumble out of Coco Bongo in Playa del Carmen in the wee hours of the morning. Parties, and loud music at that time of the day are better left on the “Quinta Avenida”, though. Here are a couple of things that you will get fined for in the Cancun area. As well as a few others that you could be looking at jail time for!
How Much Party Is Too Much Party?
As we just mentioned, you are more or less going to be ok if you head out to the clubs and bars and party out there. Most of the local restrictions that could lead to a fine or even jail time contemplate being too loud in a residential area. If you’re holding a loud party your neighbors can call the police (yes this also happens in Mexico). The police will arrive on the scene, and typically give you a warning to tone it down. When you disregard police orders, that’s when things can get serious.
The fines for holding loud gatherings in a residential area can set you back from 962 to 2,886 pesos. Which is a little less than 50 to 150 dollars. If the party gets way out of hand you could be looking at jail time. The police could escort you to the famous “torito”. There you’ll be put in front of a judge who could decide to enforce one of the fines that we’ve mentioned. The other option could be to hold you in jail for around 48 hours. That’s probably not how you plan to spend your vacation!
It’s not just being loud that you have to worry about. Strolling down certain hotspots in Cancun at late hours may make you think that it’s socially acceptable to be inebriated in the streets. While local authorities tend to turn a blind eye to certain behaviors, there are spots that you won’t be able to access if you had one too many.
Movie theaters are one of those places where you can’t show up in a drunken state. There are other public places that you’re going to want to avoid as well if it’s been a rough night. Non-tourist buses, have also been known to deny access to their vehicles to people who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
What Other Activities Besides Too Much Partying Can Land You In Trouble?
When you are traveling to a foreign land you always want to be on the lookout for some of those odd laws. Things that may not be a big deal where you’re from, but can put you in a bad spot on foreign soil. Luckily, there aren’t too many “odd” laws in Mexico that you need to be aware of. In Cancun though it’s actually illegal to put up any type of sign on a tree or light post whatever it may be.
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