Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Newbie overhere desperate for info re: recent weddings in mexico riviera maya!

Recommended Posts

Congrats MBettyB and welcome to the forum! You'll find lots of great ideas and sources to help with your 2010 wedding plans. Best of luck and please let any of us know how we can help.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Was just in the MR for 2 weeks and didn't experience any issues. I can't speak for 2010....but last week you wouldn't know anything was different. We went on a few excursions and guests of our used the public collectivo without any issues at all.


We had a few guests go into Playa several times and they said they felt completely safe....


Our travel agent told us that unless you are going to a border town, trying to buy drugs or prosititutes or doing other things you shouldn't be doing.....that you were basically safe.


Good luck!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


As mentioned in some of the posts, and living in the Mayan area (Playa del Carmen)... life is as dangerous as you want it to be. If going off resort and hanging out in bad parts of town... you are bound to find trouble. If looking for illegal activities, as with anywhere in the world, your chances of finding trouble are going to rise.

If you sticking with "main stream" tourist activities... in "main stream" Mexico.... you will be as safe as you are anywhere in the world. There are thousands of people around, including police and military (that's just the way it is here), that want nothing from you but to make sure everything is safe for everyone.

I feel safer here in Paya and going out at night than I would walking downtown in my home town of Calgary Canada.

Im sure the media will continue to "sensationalize" stories in Mexico. The fact remains... if you want to pick a location, any location, you can talk about the horror that happen there. I bet Mexico is a lot more safe (especially in the Mayan area), than it is where you live.

That is just my opinion... but I am bias... I live here and LOVE IT!

Lincoln (& Lori)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thx all! After coming back from Riviera Maya and staying at the Riu Palace, I can say I wasn't in fear for my life at all. The FI and I even went into town (it was only a $5 cab ride/8 mins away!) Go for it!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors

    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
    • So we are currently looking for an all inclusive resort for the wedding. We have 60 guests and found all the Dreams resorts as options and all of them gave us a quote and discounted price since it’s off season etc. Resorts in Punta Canta gave us a reasonable price, Dominicus gave us a really good deal then La Romana Resort and Spa gave us their regular price and so hard to negotiate. Will someone tell us how special is this resort that they won’t give us a good discount when all my guests are staying in their resort for 5-8 days. We are bringing $$$ in their resort and not give us a discount?  What is so special with this resort?  Can somebody recommend a beautiful resort? 
    • Hello Everyone, Share your favorite wedding venues. And also give me a Solution. I choose Wedding Venues in mobile al the Anne-marie cottage.
    • Hello Jania! are you bringing any external vendor for your wedding?
    • Looking forward to seeing your cruise wedding photos!!!
  • Topics