on Nov 11, 2015 @ 06:13 pm

In recent years, Mexico has become a more dangerous place to travel to. Today it was reported that yet another Canadian couple died in a hotel room in Mexico where they were to attend their daughter's wedding. They were apparently found electrocuted in their Jacuzzi and foul play is being suspected. Other similar incidents have occurred much like this in other of their tourist resorts.

Have you traveled to Mexico in the past? Did you feel safe while you were there?

Would you still travel to this country after hearing such reports?

Personally, I wouldn't want to take that risk. I know this could happen anywhere, even in our own country, but why take the chance especially when it keeps happening to tourists?


11 Replies

Mexico on Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:18 pm

I think Mexico is the very last place on Earth I would visit,and then I would have to be tied up and gagged and brought there cause,I hear on the news all the time about Vacationers being murdered or disappearing down there.Just turn on the news and every story from there is scary.It is a very dangerous place for anyone to go to.I'd rather stay home and Vacation here,better safe than Dead.

MEXICO-prettyrainbow on Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:28 pm

I am not much for traveling outside of Canada. I have seen so many horror stories on TV in the news, from friends and on the ID Channel I would be very afraid. You are suppose to be safe if you stay in your resort area but the more I hear, read and watch this is not the case. I think I will just stay home where I feel I am safe and my family are too. I also have a friend who grand daughter went to work in Mexico for her course she was taking and something was put in her drink when she woke up she had been raped. Didn't remember a thing but she knew what had happened. Thank God she was not seriously hurt, killed and also she had no STD's she was very lucky. No way would I go to Mexico.

mexico on Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:51 pm

Yes, Angelwingsx2! Better being safe than taking the risk of getting hurt or dying there. I know people who still book vacations there without a worry in the world but I don't have the guts to do it.

mexico on Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:53 pm

OMG Chrissyann! That's a terrible thing to have happened to her. I hope she's been able to get the help she needed. I'm with you on this subject. I'd rather stay home and vacation in my backyard than go to Mexico, even if I won free tickets!

update on Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:55 pm

The reports on this story have been updated. Apparently they are ruling it an accident, but it seems a little dodgy to me. Considering all of the other murder cases in the past, and the fact that the Mexican police aren't of much help, I'm wary to believe it was a freak accident. I may be wrong, but my instincts tell me otherwise.

.. on Nov 12, 2015 @ 08:46 am

I have been to Mexico twice. I felt safe both times. We stayed at a resort that was kind of middle of the road. I love Mexico - the food, the culture, the land. However, these reports are scary. Now that I'm a parent, I'd probably consider going someplace else first. And if I were to go back, it'd be a 5 star resort that I had researched well and was known to have really good security and cameras.

mexico on Nov 12, 2015 @ 11:03 am

You make a great point Kristine. Being a parent certainly changes one's perspective on traveling, especially to places where it may not be safe. You're making a responsible decision!

I'll still go on Nov 12, 2015 @ 02:15 pm

I've been to Mexico 3 times, and Cuba once. We'd go to Mexico (near where this incident happened) to the Riviera Maya again hands down.

We always go via Sunwing or another airline that will allow us to be picked up from the airport to the resort via a guided bus tour, and are quite aware of our surroundings once we get off at the resort.

The area we stay in is within walking distance to Playa Del Carmen in a gated community.

We felt safe as long as we stayed on the main streets in Playa Del Carmen, and any other time we left the resorts, we went with a guide.

Thousands of people land there daily to go on vacation - I'm not going to let a .0001% chance of something bad happening stop me. I could just as easily be killed walking across the parking lot at work to go get a coffee in the morning or driving on the highway. To let a few sad incidents scare me from travelling is not living life.

This incident sounds more like the couple was likely having some fun, the husband had a heart attack, and his wife couldn't get out from underneath him. not that I'm trying to downplay it, but it could of happened here in Canada as well. Maybe he had a heart condition and shouldn't of been in a whirlpool tub in 30 degree weather?

It's good to be cautious (I work in a paranoid industry by day), but it can't hinder us from exploring the world.

I can't wait to go down South next year!


.. on Nov 12, 2015 @ 11:14 pm

I commend how courageous you are Crystaljam! You're right, we shouldn't be afraid to live our lives and everyone knows their limits and what they are still willing to venture. I'm glad you've felt safe at this resort. A few friends of mine have been there as well and have said they felt safe, but I still can't bring myself to go there. I hope you have a safe trip next year!


Mexico on Dec 27, 2015 @ 08:28 pm

I've never been to Mexico and don't plan on Going last winter a co-worker went to a resort to Mexico when he told me him his wife and kids were going I asked him to see if he was crazy nothing bad happened to them but, there's so much goes on there I wouldn't chance it

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