Question: Is Playa del Carmen safe right now?

Playa del Carmen is a generally safe destination for solo visitors, though they should exercise caution as petty crime and scams have been known to occur in Mexico. Tips for solo travelers include sticking to main tourist centers, staying in hostels, and not walking alone at night.

Is Cancun safer than Playa del Carmen?

However, Cancun does have its crime. It isnt the perfect haven for safety that most people consider it to be, but it is safe compared to its neighbors. You may feel safer in the confines of your resort, but it can get overcrowded during peak times. Playa del Carmen is slightly less busy and has less overall crime.

Can you walk around Playa del Carmen?

If youre staying in the downtown Playa del Carmen, then you can walk to most places. The city is easily walkable, with pedestrian paths everywhere. If you dont want to walk you can either take a taxi or rent a bike.

What is nicer Playa del Carmen or Cancun?

Playa del Carmen, on the other hand, has some lovely beaches too, is less busy, more relaxed, and has an authentic feel compared to the more Americanized Cancun. So if youre looking for sun, sea and sand in a smaller more laid-back destination, then Playa del Carmen will be the better choice than Cancun.

Is there a lot of seaweed in Playa del Carmen?

Beaches in Playa Del Carmen that normally get less seaweed. For the past few years the Riviera Maya and Playa Del Carmen, as well as many parts of the Caribbean, have been getting unusually high amounts of sargassum or seaweed (as many people refer to it).

Is it safe to drink alcohol in Playa del Carmen?

Instead, you should be packing your own less dangerous alcohol. The tainted alcohol in Mexico has mostly been confined to those areas of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, but those have just been the widely reported areas. Its best to avoid drinking Mexican tainted alcohol.

Do cartels own resorts in Mexico?

Re: Cartel and large resorts. Right Robert the cartels own many of the large resorts.

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