Cancún Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Drinking 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

    A couple of years back my husband I were forced to "run the gauntlet" at the Cancun airport. We fell for the VillaDelPalmar come on. We got bus tours to Chichen Itsa and Talume and spent way more than...

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  • 3. 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. Crime

    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 down there. My brother has been living...

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  • 5. Car Rental Tricks

    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 about $10/day to the cost of the car....

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  • 6. Water Hazards

    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 pleasant as it could have been... You can...

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  • 7. Alcohol

    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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  • 8. Food

    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 10 restaurants and 6 bars on the...

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  • 9. Airport Procedures

    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 around and then he saw the plane of us...

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  • 10. Safety

    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 Announcement is being issued to alert U.S....

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  • 11. 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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  • 12. Mosquitos & Animals

    I cannot stress this enough--bring mosquito repellent and spray regularly. My friends and I went through 4 cities in 3 weeks in Mexico and didn't get a single bite... until we came to Cancun. I myself...

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  • 13. Taxis

    My friend and I (both 26 year old females) were staying at a resort in Cancun and felt like taking a taxi to Playa del Carmen to experience the culture and night life of 5th Avenue. We fetched a cab...

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  • 14. Chichan Itza

    Beware, Chichen Itza is far inland and you will find the temperature considerably hotter than your beachside hotel. Take plenty of water and sturdy footwear is a must. The climb inside of the pyramid...

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  • 15. Hurricanes

    OK, I would have thought this tip within the realm of the completely obvious, but after watching the news of hurricanes Emily and Wilma on TV, apparently there are people out there that don't...

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  • 16. Traveling

    It happens to some of us all their travels others will never have an idea what it is to wait for a plane...no not just an hour, that isnt so bad, but what if you have to wait 4 or 5 hours? The tip of...

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  • 17. Tulum

    Be aware that when the park closes the bathrooms close at the same time. I was in dire need on the way out of the beachside ruins of Tulum when I found the bathrooms locked... all of them The ones we...

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  • 18. Tours

    If you are going to go on a school trip with a group.....beware. They normally shack you ip in a ***ty place, and over book. often, the people who arive end up having to sleep on the ground, I heard...

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  • 19. 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 if not, you have to got to the police...

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  • 20. Drugs

    We renamed Cancun SCAM-CUN. The local cops in Cancun are very corrupt. I know it sounds like fun to buy some cheap pot or something else but trust me its not worth it. Here is what happens, guys come...

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  • 21. Money

    We got on the R1 bus, with luggage in hand, just outside the downtown bus terminal. The bus driver realizing we were just in town and headed to the hotel zone, took advantage of our unfamiliarity with...

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  • 22. Walking

    We took a bus downtown and were going to visit the market... we started walking through the city sidestreets but quickly got lost...alot of the area look like another and the only person behind us was...

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  • 23. Bogus Silver

    In Cancun/Cozumel (and most tourist areas of Mexico) there are people selling silver jewelery that is fraudulent. It may be stainless steel or silver plated, ask your hotel's concierge for a reputable...

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