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How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

Honolulu, Hawaii
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How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

Hello,

I will be traveling to Cancun with one other person.

How safe is Cancun in terms of the following aspects:

A. Walking around the hotel zone( stepping a few steps outside of the resort to maybe go down the strip).

B. Traveling by bus to the mall at the top of the mall zone.

C. Going to local eating places.

Thanks

Thanks

Cortland, New York
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1. Re: How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

You should be able to feel safe in all aspects of your anticipated travel. If you get a Mapchick Map she has designated some areas in the hotel zone that are areas to avoid at night. Generally they are alleyways off the beaten path. The bus should be just fine. Please enjoy your stay in Cancun! Treat it as you would any city, following the normal precautions (if it doesn't feel safe it probably isn't!) and you will have a fantastic, carefree vacation!!

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2. Re: How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

Safe on A,B and C!

Buffalo, NY
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3. Re: How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

I feel as safe as I do doing the same stuff in say- Chicago on the Magnificent Mile or any other big city. SAFE! :) We used to go 'clubbing' in our 20s and be out til 4 in the morning and still felt SAFE taking buses and walking back to our hotels :)

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4. Re: How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

Look to the right. Top questions about Cancun. First question.

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5. Re: How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

Assuming your hotel is on the strip, you''ll be as safe as anywhere. The bus is the way to go. More tourists than locals and the locals are the hard workers at all those resorts, not troublemakers. The bus drivers are grumpy but if you tell them where you want to get off, they'll remember and stop even if you forget to pull the cord. I've thankfully never run into a thug or gang that was out looking for trouble. We did the clubs in a hotel sponsored group and although you go there with a group, you're on your own to get "home." We took the bus after 2am and it wasn't any different than during the day. I can't speak for the restaurants because we always go Ai.

denver, colorado
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just got back from Cancun. We only traveled in hotel zone during the day and not at night. Felt safe every time. Bus system is great and easy to use. R-1, R-2 buses travel up and down the main road in hotel zone. Never waited more then 5 minutes to get picked up by bus. 10 pesos to go anywhere in hotel zone.Walking is very easy and safe. There is a very nice "red paved path" that runs along the north side of the main road in the hotel zone. Went running & walking each day from RIU caribe to RIU Cancun which is accross street fron the indoor shopping mall. Walking took about 25 minutes. Very safe regarding each of your questions. Happy to answer any other questions you may have.

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7. Re: How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

A. Very

B. Very

C. Very

It's safer than Honolulu.

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As mentioned, safe as most places in the USA. However, you still must use common sense. In 19 years traveling the area the greatest danger we have encountered is the pick pockets getting off the bus in Cancun. This problem of pick pockets is the same around the world where tourist are at and at airports.

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9. Re: How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

Pickpockets like in any city in the world but also watch out crossing the streets. Drivers live and work here and it's just another city to them. They're not watching for tourists who don't know where they're going.

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10. Re: How safe is Cancun in the following aspects

Agree with Cheryl. The two most dangerous things about this area imho are crossing the streets at night (NEVER do this between two parked vehicles!!!) and rushing out into the surf without checking with the lifeguards to know where the rip currents are.

Edited: 10 February 2014, 13:05