Is Cancun safe in 2010? – Cancun Beach Sunday – Spring Break Cancun 2010
Hola from Cancun!
As a result of the recent travel warnings issued by the US State Department, once again many of you are worried about your safety when traveling to Mexico. This is understandable, and I’d like to help you be relaxed about your upcoming Mexico vacation by showing you how a Sunday at the beautiful beaches of Cancun is like!
It is true, we are not perfect (as no country is) and there do is crime and violence in Mexico, but you have to keep in mind that the drug related violence is currently happening in border towns such as Tijuana or Ciudad Juarez, where the violence is at the worst; not in places such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and any other beach resort in Mexico.
The Mexican government takes good care of its top tourist destinations obviously, as it is in their best interests to keep the tourism flow coming. Taking a few general safety tips can help you be more relaxed and have a fun & safe holiday!
I hope you enjoy the trip report!
It had been a while since I had visited my beloved beach, so I decided this was a perfect day for doing it!
Now that the Cancun Beach Recovery Project is finished, this is also a great opportunity to show you how the beaches of Cancun are looking right now: Long strips of pure, powder-like white sand next to the turqouise blue warm waters of the Caribbean sea! Paradise!
This time I went to my favorite beach to start a beach walk in Cancun: Gaviota Azul Beach! You can find the public access to the beach located just beside Plaza Forum Mall and Cocobongo Nightclub.
I arrived around mid-day, so there were many people already at the beach! There was some kind of spring break event going on hosted by Corona Beer. They had a sound system, a dj, MC, dancing girls on stage, and they were giving away prizes such as a free bottle of wine for dinner, t-shirts, etc to the crowd.
The day was perfect, sunny and blue skies! The beaches are really looking great, take a look!
Though wave activity in Cancun is no match to other places in Mexico or the world, there do is a surfer-bodyboarder state association here, and you can find surfers/bodyboarders at any day on the beach, like these guys!
I had a chance to talk to Cleofas, a friend who works as a lifeguard for a hotel, and he informs me that all public beaches in Cancun have lifeguards on duty daily from 9am to 6pm. You can easily spot them by their red trunks and/or tshirts with the red cross logo!
And last but not least, heres a short video of this beautiful day at the beautiful beach of Cancun! Enjoy!
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You can see the full photo gallery for the day at our Flickr page!