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Cancun Remains A Safe Beach Destination Amid Conflict Elsewhere In Mexico

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are poised to be among the most popular international destinations in 2023. Despite rising crime rates and news of bloodshed fueled by cartel violence in parts of Mexico, the Mexican state of Quintana Roo is one of the safest for travelers thanks to enhanced security measures. While organized crime remains …

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Drug Dealer Arrested In Playa Del Carmen As Security Increases For High Season

Mexican Navy officers have detained a drug dealer in Playa del Carmen as officials step up safety measures ahead of the busy winter season. The arrest was made this week after more than 50 troops from the Mexican Navy were deployed to the famous seaside resort town. High-level officials recently announced that more than 200 …

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Authorities Will Introduce Measures To Prevent Protests In Cancun Hotel Zone

Authorities in Cancun are to introduce new measures to prevent protesters from shutting down streets and affecting the city’s tightly packed hotel zone. The announcement was made after a protest last week left many tourists stranded and unable to catch their flights, causing economic losses for hotels and airlines. Cancun’s hotel zone is home to …

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200 Navy Officers Deployed In Mexican Caribbean To Prevent Crime

More than 200 Officers from the Mexican Navy are being deployed to the Mexican Caribbean shortly to prevent crime and ensure the safety of millions of tourists and residents. High crime rates and macabre headlines this year have led many to wonder whether visiting the area is safe, but authorities have reassured visitors that much …

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Mexico Sends National Guard To Country’s Top Mayan Attraction To Keep Tourists Safe

Mexican Government officials have unveiled new plans to deploy troops to several of the country’s significant Maya attractions as part of its commitment to protecting tourists. The move is part of a wider effort to bolster security, especially in tourist hotspots, as millions of travelers flock to the Mexican Caribbean in search of sun, beach, …

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Canadian Arrested In Tulum Following Fatal Shooting Of Police Officer

A Canadian national is being held under custody in Playa del Carmen after fatally shooting a police officer in Tulum on Monday. The shocking incident occurred after police attempted to arrest the man, who is suspected of having shot a passerby. The first reports of the incident emerged on Monday when a police officer died …

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Members Of Cancun Tourist Police Under Investigation For Extortion

Four members of Cancun’s Tourist Police have been discharged this year for extortion and disorderly conduct. This was confirmed by Benito Juarez’s Secretary of Public Security and Transit, Rear Admiral Ruben Pedrero. In addition to the tourist police, four police officers working for the department of Internal Affairs and eight members of the Transit Police …

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20 Tourists Have Been Detained At Cancun Airport This Year For Attempted Weapon Smuggling

This year, 20 foreigners who attempted to travel to Cancun were detained by airport authorities, after being found with firearms on their person. 14 were arrested for possession of weapons that should only be used by the Armed Forces, whilst a further two were arrested for possession of gun cartridges. A final three were arrested …

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Two Playa del Carmen Nightclubs Shut Down After Police Find Weapons

Two nightclubs in the popular resort destination Playa del Carmen were shut down by local police on Saturday night after uncovering hidden weapons in the establishments. The firearms were found during surprise raids, and authorities have launched an investigation into the case. The news comes as the state of Quintana Roo continues to successfully fight …

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Cancun Remains At Level 2 Travel Advisory Headed Into The Fall

The U.S Department of State has issued a new travel advisory for travelers headed to Mexico promoted by rising crime rates in the country. Cancun and the state of Quintana Roo remain at a level 2 advisory, meaning that travelers should exercise increased precaution. Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are overall safe destinations, and the …

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