Are you still doing excursions given the current state in Mexico?
Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:41 PM
We had planned to have an excursion day to either Tulum and Xel-Ha (both are Great!), but I am not sure people will want to leave the resort with all the Road Check points I have read about in past posts.
Is the current situation in Mexico keeping you from doing Excursions, or are you still planning those off site fun outings for your guests? FI and I have already done those on past adventures and also Chichen Itza (so we are fine with skipping), but most of our guests have not had the chance to do these great activites. I know there was some talk of swimming with the Dolphins etc.from some guests. Should we still proceed with these outings? I realize it is pretty safe in this area. But just not sure it is a good idea.
Let's chat! What are you all doing?
****P.S. So I did a search for this specific topic, I found Excursions separate and also Safety in Mexico separate, but nothing on whether you are still planning those Excursions in this present time. Both are great search topics, but I felt this was a timely issue not addressed in past posts. I didn't see a place for this topic so I apologize if this is the wrong place.
Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:46 PM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:57 AM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:39 AM
| Originally Posted by Jacilynda |
I personally think that this topic really goes along w/ the safety in mexico. any of the girls who said it would be safe in that thread are probably going to say the same thing here that they still have intentions of doing their excursions. I have yet to hear of someone cancelling them. I think that you should just follow the same safety measures you would on vacation (just like the safety thread goes into detail about)
Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:55 PM
| Originally Posted by kiki317 |
We're going anyways. I'm not going all the way to Mexico and NOT seeing the pyramids! also, we'll be going scuba diving too. i'm not gonna worry about any of that- I'm being positive
Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:28 PM
I think that the american media are doing a huge thing of a very isolated problem.
Most of the drug war is happening in Ciudad Juarez , wich is very close to the US border.
The Riviera Maya and other tourist locations are not affected at all.I've been living in Mexico for 6 years, and i never had any problems, i actually feel more insecure in the US these days...Don't cancel the excursions, in my opinion, Tulum and Chichen Itza are amazing ruins, i got married in Tulum last year, did all of these with my family and friends, everybody loved those archeological sites.
Even in the case of military check points, know that the mexican military are young and very courteous people, never had a problem travelling all over mexico for years...
I hope this will help!
Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:40 PM
sorry if that was harsh but im just so sick and tired of this subject. as jeremy so correctly stated above, the trouble is NOT in or around resort towns. it is in places like juarez, tijuana, mexico city. the safety checkpoints are not things to be worried about, they are things to help keep you safe.
i am going to close this thread.
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