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Xcaret Tourist Bus Catches Fire With 25 People On Board 

A tour bus owned by the popular Xcaret Group recently caught on fire in the Cancun Hotel Zone, with 25 people on board.  The fire was not caused by criminals, like a number of other buses and transport vehicles in recent days, but rather an electrical issue, according to preliminary assessments.  Although the bus completely …

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Multiple Cancun Tourist Buses Have Gone Up In Flames 

There has been a lot of talk about safety concerns regarding certain areas in Mexico in recent months, and Cancun has come up in those conversations a number of times.  And while much of the crime that occurs doesn’t involve tourists, multiple Cancun tourist buses have recently gone up in flames after intentionally being lit …

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19 Year-Old Tourist Drowns On Tulum Beach

Sunday afternoon, Tulum authorities were alerted after a 19-year-old drowned on Santa Fe beach, Tulum. The individual was a domestic tourist hailing from Puebla in central Mexico. Official reports of the incident state that the tragedy occurred just after 2pm when nearby swimmers noticed a body floating in the water. Lifeguards from the municipality arrived …

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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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Officials Find 13 Bricks Of Cocaine On Cozumel Beach 

Amidst all the sargassum that has washed up on Cozumel’s beaches in recent months, specifically on San Martin beach, authorities found 13 bricks of cocaine that had washed up onto the shore.  Military and local police were performing a routine surveillance tour on the beaches when the drugs were spotted in the sand among the …

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Contaminated Cenotes In Tulum Continue To Operate Despite Warning From Authorities

Three cenotes in Tulum that were supposed to close due to contamination issues have remained open, against the demands of Quintana Roo’s health officials. Studies conducted by the Directorate for Protection against Sanitary Risks of Quintana Roo (COFEPRIS) found high levels of water contamination in recent weeks, including the harmful Escherichia Coli bacteria (commonly known …

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Lifeguards Save 2 Tourists From Drowning In Playa Del Carmen

This Monday, Playa del Carmen lifeguards rescued two tourists from drowning on a nearby beach. The beachgoers, named Alfredo Rivera, age 38 and Jesus Morgado, age 17, were both visiting Playa Del Carmen from the State of Mexico. The two individuals were on board a boat for a sightseeing tour of the beach and local …

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Mini Tornado Injures 3 In Playa Del Carmen

Beachgoers were shocked on Sunday afternoon after a mini tornado passed through the La Martina beach club on Coco Beach, Playa Del Carmen. Three individuals were left with minor injuries, as a result of the wind picking up pieces of beach furniture and throwing them back onto the sand. Both city workers who were clearing …

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British Tourist Arrested In Cancun Airport With Suitcase Full Of Drugs

Large Quantities Of Cocaine Discovered During Security Checks A British woman has been arrested at Cancun International Airport after being found with significant amounts of drugs in her luggage. The woman has been detained by local police for processing. The story, which only broke late on Sunday night, suggested the woman attempted to enter the …

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Tulum Attracts Negative International Headlines As Crime Soars 

Tulum, like Cancun, has been attracting some negative international headlines recently, as crime soars in both Mexican Caribbean cities.  Due to the elevated level of crime, there have recently been warnings issued by the U.S. State Department advising Americans traveling to certain areas of Mexico to be vigilant while there.  Specific recommendations have been made …

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