In 2020, Riviera Maya has seen a rise in crime making some areas an unsafe destination to visit. Of course, there are certain areas in Riviera Maya that are considered dangerous and shouldn’t be visited alone. Recently, there have been a number of political assassinations in Riviera Maya .
No where is perfectly safe but the Mayan Riviera is one of the safest areas of Mexico. Traffic is getting worse (and thus more accidents) and both Cancun and Playa del Carmen have recently had some incidents of gang/cartel violence. However, we go every year without any major concerns.
When to Visit the Riviera Maya The dry season begins in late November and ends in February, making this season the best time to visit the Riviera Maya. Avoid Riviera Maya travel from March through May , however – the heat and humidity are oppressive.
Cancun is a large city located at the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. The Riviera Maya is a region to the south of Cancun that starts at Puerto Morelos and ends at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere.
In general, there have been no incidents near the tourist area.” The most recent shootings also occurred in clubs well outside the tourist zone which rarely see foreign visitors. Due to Cancun’s limited access – one entrance, one exit – along with heavy security throughout, Cancun is incredibly safe .
My husband and I frequently travel around Christmas/New Year’s and our typical vacation choice is to go to an Adults Only All – Inclusive resort . The Grand Mayan is just one of four resorts in the entire Vidanta complex.
Timeshare maintenance fees are too high and increase every year, when supposedly the Vidanta membership cost is flat, or at least that’s what they mention at their sales pitch. They sell their timeshare as an investment , but a timeshare is never a good investment .
3. Re: Is Riviera Maya a safe destination? No where is perfectly safe but the Mayan Riviera is one of the safest areas of Mexico. Traffic is getting worse (and thus more accidents) and both Cancun and Playa del Carmen have recently had some incidents of gang/cartel violence.
Health on the Riviera Maya Ensure that your Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio vaccination is up to date. Hepatitis A and Typhoid are contracted via contaminated food and water, so it is vital that these are in date too. There is also a risk of Rabies, so anyone that is bitten by any mammal should be treated urgently!
There are in fact no restrictions on Americans traveling to Mexico. Most of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations have received WTTC Safe Travels certification, including Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Cancun , Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and the Yucatan.
The water in Cancun is prettier than anywhere else on the Riviera Maya , except for Tulum. For a beach with a small child, I’d choose the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral beach , which has the beautiful turquoise water Cancun is known for as well as a calmer beach than some of the other Cancun resorts.
To answer your question in one word, generally ‘NO’. Although the forecast might be for a certain percentage of rain each day , it does not mean that it will actually rain each day and certainly not all day .