Cancún Warnings and Dangers

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    Beware of waves!
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    Beware of waves!
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  • Beware of waves!
    Beware of waves!
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  • 1. Dont Drink Water

    I've been to Cancun 30-40 times and I don't believe I've ever gotten sick from bad water in the hotel zone, but there are a few things some of you need to know: 1. Chichen Itza is NOT in the Cancun...

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  • 2. Timeshare

    We got a rather persuasive but totally inaccurate sales pitch at the Wesint Lagunamar resort. Unfortunately we took the bait and are now stuck with it. At issue is that they told us from 8 months to...

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  • 3. Beware of strong sun

    For us - northern people - hot Mexican sun in February is a great fun and a great danger at the same time. Especially on the beach! Especially when we're on the beach all day long! Save yourself in...

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  • 4. Alcohol and being safe

    The main strip can be extremely dangerous after a few drinks. Cross at the crosswalks with the light or you may wind up going into the light. If you stand at the corner awhile someone might even help...

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  • 5. Phoning Home

    I too have experienced being told that my cell would work in Mexico when it didn't and paid unreal prices for calling when it did, so I am extremely happy to share my recent discovery about Mexitel...

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  • 7. Beware of overeating!

    If you live in an all-inclusive hotel you're always been attacked by the possibility to eat and drink every minute. I knew it and forced myself to forget about...

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  • 8. Beware of waves!

    The sea wasn't calm almost everyday... You may see the red flag of danger at the beach. And everybody saw it but continued swimming, though it wasn't so...

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  • 9. Beware of crocodiles at the lagoon!

    When I was walking along the Golf Fields close to the Hilton Hotel and not far from the Lagoon, I saw such an inscription: "Crocodiles may be found in this...

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  • 10. Lagoon - not to swim

    Don't count on a quiet water to swim in the lagoon side. There's no beach on that side, and it is used only for sports and fishing. Beach is only in the ocean...

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  • 11. Car Rental Awareness

    Renting a car in Cancun is easy BUT it is different than many other countries. 1) The mandatory Mexican Insurance is NOT included in the quoted price. This adds...

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  • 12. Mexico Internal Affairs, report corruption!

    With the election of the new president of Mexico there is talk of many changes. There is a hotline where you can report police crimes! Dial 070 or 072 while in...

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  • 13. Mexican Car Rental SCAMS and more

    Renting a car in Cancun, and I suspect Mexico in general, is a HUGE liability. I had a $139.00 confirmed grand total reservation for an economy car done on...

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  • 14. Cancun Police

    Thay are hanging around at night and steal as much money as they can from the tourists. They try to create a reason why you have to pay hundreds of dollars.. or...

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  • 15. New warnings from US GOVT.

    Please check out the new warning from the US Dept of State regarding Cancun.This was issued Tue April 06 2005.Some of the text is Reposted here.This Public...

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  • 16. Dont film at the airport

    We had a long time of delay when we wanted to go back home. They told us that they plane would come in any minute but we had to wait and wait. Frans was walking...

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  • 17. Hertz Car Rental

    Hertz Rental in Cancun. I reserved an SUV the day prior , PU time 1:00 PM Cancun Convention Center at 8 KM, my plan was to drive to Playa Del Carmen and return...

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  • 18. VIOLENCE

    It is not a safe place to go anymore =(.. I mean theres unsafe places and violence everywhere.. even in the states.. but it is getting a little out of control...

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  • 19. Beware of Sea Lice

    Sea Lice are common in the warm waters of the Carribean and the Gulf of Mexico. Sea lice are actually the microscopic larvae of jellyfish and other ocean...

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  • 20. Hertz Car Rental - Bait and Switch!

    We reserved a convertable at the Hertz Car Rental in Cancun months in advance. It was a lot of money - about $65 per day compared to an economy car for $25 but...

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  • 21. America/Caribbean/Cancun Car rental company tricks

    They committed to a particular price in US$ and accept credit cards, but when they charged my credit card, they did so in pesos using a highly inflated exchange...

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  • 22. Mexico no emergency plans or safety standards

    Mexico is not safe period! A shocking 32% of all non-natural deaths of U.S. citizens outside this country occur in Mexico. Many of these deaths are a direct...

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  • 23. WARNING AT AIRPORT about Migration Form

    Read this to avoid paying fees at the airport and being told you cannot return to the US.I unfortunately went through this experience and the only good coming...

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  • 24. Hooking up

    Almost all hotels, all inclusive or not have bracelets and security guards. This is for your safety. Two Canadians, after being warned, brought back 2 locals....

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  • 25. Back Packing in Yucatan area

    I have on occasion seen postings in the travel forum asking for advice about back packing thru or in the Yucatan area. I would be very careful about doing this....

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