Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568
The misconceptions of safety in Mexico are really quite unfortunate. Like any country, there will be locations that are safer and more dangerous than others. For the state of Quintana Roo (Cancun, Rivieria Maya, Tulum), you are the tourist strip and as safe as you can get. Iâ€™ve been to multiple location through Quintana Roo in 2009 and 2011 and have never felt any risk or danger. Bear in mind that I also stayed in condos and often arranged my own transportation to get from one place to the next. Also, there have never been any travel advisories or restrictions posted by the US government since Iâ€™ve been vacationing to this location and this hold true for the updated advisories posted in 11/2012.
To ease the mind of your FMIL, it may take some research on your end to enlighten her.
I completely agree! I had so many people say negative comments to me and it is all just because they were uneducated to the area. There are safety risks no matter where you go, and you should always use common sense, but for the most part Cancun and Riviera Maya are safe. The resorts are their money makers down there and so they keep those areas pretty safe.
You should have no issues switching resorts...I know several people that have done this with no issues.