Drug wars and oil spill damper on HM

Are any of you planning on going somewhere not in Mexico/Jamaica or any other places because of drug wars and the oil spill in the Gulf?


I've had several people tell me to steer clear of Mexico and Jamaica because we could be shot/kidnapped.  Is this an exaggeration?  Pretty scary if it's true.  I know Sandals and Couples are good places, but I don't know if I'd want to risk it.  I know I'm being paranoid.  

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 6:31 pm
Legentry
5
04/23/2011
Legentry

Legentry

  • 5
  • 18
  • 6.68k
409
Followers
411
Following

(2) Comments

ajfisher
10
09/10/2011
ajfisher

ajfisher

  • 10
  • 19
  • 11.5k
734
Followers
731
Following

ajfisher

I wouldn't let the threat of being shot or killed dictate where you go on your HM. You could be shot or killed anywhere, kwim? I've been to Mexico several times, and I've had a perfectly pleasant visit every time. You, of course, need to be careful while traveling, but that goes for pretty much everywhere. :)

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 6:35 pm
whit.love
3
06/20/2010
whit.love

whit.love

  • 3
  • 10
  • 550
217
Followers
220
Following

whit.love

The kidnappings, drugs, and shootings are happening mainly in the border towns on the Mexico/U.S. border like Matemoros, Nuevo Laredo, etc. Like ajfisher said, you shouldn't let it dictate where you honeymoon. Every place can be dangerous, just be careful wherever you decide to go. There aren't usually many problems when vacationing in touristy locations, but of course you should still be careful and cautious. You should be just fine at a Sandals or other well known all inclusive resort. :) DH and I are hoping to plan a vacation at one next year!

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Have a question? Contact Support
Top Contributors this Week
LauraSweet
25 posts
zeuster
23 posts
Canooknic
19 posts
NicholeB
18 posts
swissgirl
14 posts
Levisjoe
10 posts