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Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight #295988
02/18/2023 10:30 AM
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Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: crmoores] #296014
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Honestly, I personally would never even think about booking a trip to that area, as I would not feel safe.


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Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: crmoores] #296283
02/22/2023 06:25 PM
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15 “suspicious” people entered a restaurant on the busiest tourist corner in Playa, a bunch of police followed them in and the group opened fire on the police - crazy stuff!


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Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: crmoores] #296285
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Wow. Scary.


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Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: crmoores] #304527
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This is indeed crazy stuff going on over there .

Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: crmoores] #304550
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There were 4 shootings within 10 days recently on 5th Ave and 10th Ave - crowded tourist areas..

This just happened in Cancun -
https://www-poresto-net.translate.g...tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp


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Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: clark_henry] #304728
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Originally Posted by clark_henry
This is indeed crazy stuff going on over there .


And so thats why on another thread here you started that you want to plan an extended vacation there???

Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: RickinAtlanta] #304730
07/31/2023 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RickinAtlanta
Originally Posted by clark_henry
This is indeed crazy stuff going on over there .


And so thats why on another thread here you started that you want to plan an extended vacation there???

It’s all relative…the cartel violence is indeed “a thing” here. It’s one of the two reasons we decided to sell our home here and visit other Carib nations we feel safer in. But I’d guess 99+% of tourists never see these events, and almost as many never read of them.

And of course there are less touristy areas that are safer. But as a first-time visitor, an informed traveler is a smarter traveler…


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Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: crmoores] #311834
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Where is this in relation to Cancun and Riviera Maya? Has the safety level changed since our last visit in 2019?

Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: crmoores] #311896
01/14/2024 10:24 PM
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These events were in Playa Del Carmen and Cancun. We aren’t seeing a lot of activity outside Tulum, and even there it’s been relatively quiet with just an occasional incident.

So no major change from 2019, and no change in the state dept. safety level. Covid crippled tourism and many workers left the area, as in all tourist areas, but everything is back to normal and it’s busy as ever…It just got to be too busy for us to live there, but we return for visits for the beauty, culture, and especially the people!

As we look to other areas of the Caribbean to winter we see more street crime on St Maarten and Tobago, for example…



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Re: Another cartel killing in Playa Centro in broad daylight [Re: crmoores] #315248
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Sounds frustrating.


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