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Yucatan Safety

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Yucatan Safety

Son going to Yucatan with a college course over spring break to snorkel, jungle tour, climbing.... anyone heard of problems in the Yucatan?

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Cozumel, Mexico
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1. Re: Yucatan Safety

If you are talking about the state of Yucatan, it is one of the safest areas in the country.

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Merida, Mexico
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2. Re: Yucatan Safety

Problems?

Climbing might be a problem, since the Yucatan is so flat.

Other than that, and of course the usual assortment of political problems endemic to this country, there are no problems to speak of.

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Merida, Mexico
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3. Re: Yucatan Safety

I would let my child go on a program to Merida. There are approximately 17 study abroad programs here in Merida (from US colleges) and all have good occupancy rates. Merida and the state of Yucatan ARE safe places.

Merida, Yucatan
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4. Re: Yucatan Safety

He might fall in love with the place (or with a local, or both) and not return. That happened to me!

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5. Re: Yucatan Safety

Me, too....39 years ago I came on a 3 month study abroad program as a college sophomore.... I'm still here, still happy and still love it.

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6. Re: Yucatan Safety

wow.

I want to move there and open a business.

I hope organized crime doesn't intimidate Canadian owned companies over there.If anyone knows of bad stories of Canadians being harassed for opening a business..please post your story...

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7. Re: Yucatan Safety

If it's a business distributing illegal drugs then you might have issues :)) Otherwise you should be fine. Extortion problems tend to be isolated to certain lawless areas (which exclude Merida) and are quite independent of race!

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8. Re: Yucatan Safety

what will he climb in the yucatan?

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9. Re: Yucatan Safety

Maybe a temple or two!

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10. Re: Yucatan Safety

can he climb sideways?

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