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Cozumel To Intensify Security For Tourists Throughout December

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This winter season, Mexico’s scenic and idyllic island of Cozumel is welcoming tourists with open arms- but also heightened security. Sitting only a 30-minute ferry ride away from the mainland coast Playa del Carmen, this tropical destination pulls in crowds during its honeymoon-worthy beaches and legendary scuba diving sites— all while keeping safety as a top priority throughout December. Despite some press surrounding crime rates in Mexico, tourist areas are relatively safe. Cozumel stands to deliver holiday memories that will last forever for visitors seeking its picturesque scenery year round. 


Heightened Security Measures In December

December commences a special ime for Mexico as the Guadalupe-Reyes Marathon begins. The Guadalupe-Reyes Marathon is a cherished tradition of the Mexican culture, initiated in the 90s and is celebrated by millions across the country. This marathon stands for an extended period comprising December 12th to January 6th and involves numerous festivities that are intrinsic features of these days. This particular period of time offers a series of holidays that create an unparalleled and incomparable experience. 

In an effort to ensure the safety of its citizens and visitors alike, the Cozumel Public Safety & Traffic Directorate issued a statement in which it announced that heightened security operations will take place throughout the island during December. According to the Department, tours of the streets at random times will be conducted with intent to detect any criminal activity as people come to the island for their holiday season. This will be especially evident in areas where more tourism is expected on the island. 

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Though they are quick to point out that crime rates remain low, this has not stopped them from taking a proactive approach in preventing any crimes before they have a chance to occur. 

This is not the first time that authorities are taking measures to increase security. Last month, surrounding tourist areas like Tulum provided 50 Navy officers. Tulum is on main land just 2.5 hours south of Cozumel island. It is a top favorite destination famous for beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, ancient Mayan ruins, crystal-clear water cenotes (cave-like sinkholes), stunning lagoons, and a sophisticated nightlife scene.

Is Cozumel Safe For Tourists?

tourists walking outdoor shopping in downtown San Miguel de Cozumel Mexico on sunny day

Despite some cautionary news reports about criminal activity in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, Cozumel is conspicuously absent from the list of places to avoid. Not only does it boast breathtaking views and vibrant culture but also a reputation for being one of the safest islands in Mexico. With that said, visitors can still enjoy worry-free exploration with activities such as snorkeling or relaxing on white sand beaches while feeling secure!

Beautiful view from a walking pier  of toursists lounging at the beach in Cozumel

Exploring this Caribbean paradise is a must for underwater enthusiasts, who can marvel at its crystalline waters and wildlife. Moreover, travelers on land have plenty to indulge in: charming shopping districts, traditional Mexican eateries, cultural attractions plus countless escapades await. The gorgeous Cozumel Island is set to close the year 2022 with more than 3 million tourists from nearly 1200 cruises.

Cozumel cruises tourist walking back to ship with shopping bags on sunny day

If you’re seeking peace and quiet, Cozumel is the ideal beach resort for solo travelers. With no bustling nightlife or late-night craziness, there are many activities to keep yourself entertained with during your stay. Although tourists on this island tend to remain in their resorts after dark, safety should still be a priority for any traveler – always abide by local laws and regulations.

Cozumel Street


From its mesmerizing beaches to its vibrant culture, Cozumel is an ideal destination for all travelers looking for a peaceful getaway. In addition to heightened security measures set in place during december, visitors can rest assured that safety remains a top priority on this island. The best way to gain peace of mind is to make sure that you are aware of the safety measures inplace while visiting Cozumel. As an incredibly popular destination, the Mexican government and public security forces have purt considerable effort into making sure that it remains a safe place for all visitors. Whether you’re traveling solo or with friends and family, Cozumel is sue to provide you with an unforgettable vacation experience.

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