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I'm sorry this has happened to these beautiful beaches, but the plain truth is that where there is mega money, there will be organized crime. The drug kingpins in the US are less brazen about where and when they murder people, for the most part, but they are no less ruthless. I feel safe on most of the Florida W. Coast beaches or in the panhandle, but I wouldn't move to the east coast for love nor money. Lots and lots and lots of money & lots and lots and lots of mafias and gangs.

The #1 rule I've always heard about Mexico is not to go out at night. My son used to vacation in Yucatan, and he even told me that they never left the resort they were in at night, just stayed on the property.

I just had a friend ask me if it was safe to drive alone as a retired woman from Tucson down the Pacific coast of Mexico. I told her only if she stayed on the cuotas and got to her hotel well before dark. Even here in a relatively safe city in N. Florida, that's my rule.

Young people want to have fun, and they think they're invincible. My daddy always said that nothing good ever happens after 10 o'clock at night. Looking back on my life, I see where he was coming from.
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The #1 rule I've always heard about Mexico is not to go out at night.
I live in Mexico City and go out at night, though if I'm alone, I am usually home by 9 or 9:30 pm.
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I live in Mexico City and go out at night, though if I'm alone, I am usually home by 9 or 9:30 pm.
I live in Guadalajara and often walk or bike home alone, often around midnight. I usually try to start home before midnight because the shared bicycle system I use shuts off at midnight. Occasionally, I walk home later than that. There are no guarantees, but I have had no problems so far in about a dozen years here. However, I don't hang out in bars that late (or at all). Mostly I'm at a movie or some friend's house.


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Let us not forget that relative "safety" also depends on gender, whether we like to consider that...or not. It also depends on the nature of the neighborhood where the walking at night is done.
A lady driving down the Pacific Coast of Mexico alone? As advised, stay on the quotas and tuck in before dark. If there's car trouble, there's a number people can call on the quotas and get help.
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We broke down in the middle of nowhere in Vera Cruz State and waited 4 hours for help, I sure am happy I was not alone..I frive the 1400 km between Ajijic and San Cristobal on a regular basis but I would not do it alone, I always get some one to share the trip.. there is always a young guy I know who is willing to take a trup and that makes t worth it to me. It is easy to be caught in traffic or bad weather or other problems and get stranded so I like to have someone with me.
As far as going out at night in Mexico ,alone I do it in areas I know well and stay away from deserted streets..wxcwpt for the street wher I live which is always desered at night..
There is no absolute wether in Mexico or anywhere else.. there are good ideas and bad deas but even bad ideas usually are ok..
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..new breed of criminals who are turning Brit holiday hotspots Cancun and Playa Del Carmen into war zones.

"Increasingly this stretch of paradise – which includes the white sandy beaches of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum – is blighted by cartels battling for power and territory."

NB: "Increasingly"

"The Sun went out on police patrol in Cancun, which has seen its murder rate explode in the last two years – from 205 in 2017 to 540 in 2018"

“The cartels also did not want to draw attention to particular areas that were important highways for transporting drugs from Mexico to the US. TERRIFYING VIOLENCE But now the new cartel members, like those from Jalisco New Generation, don’t respect the old rules. Something has changed."

NB: "Changed"

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/927584...ncun-tourists/

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