Discussion in 'Temptation Cancun Resort' started by EFish, Mar 8, 2018.
USA issues travel warning for Mexican resort town
Someone tell me not to worry, thanks.
It's for Playa Del Carmen. Cancun is all good.....I have friends on a plane headed to playa .TODAY. they need to be worried
Dont worry I am not.
It's only 1h drive from Cancun though.
CTVNews came out with an article saying Canadian gvnt issue a travel advisorie it was just use high degree of caution in PDC.
They suggest to us gvnt employe to not travel to PDC
BUT, the boat that exploded was related to the cartel and apparently it was own by the ex mayor or something like that ( Drug related ). Not sure @Steve could explain what happen exactly.
Just use your head, don't go where you are not suppose to and make sure to sure the green and white taxi car. Bring the minimum amount of money with you and don't show off any valuable item ( such as diamond, watch, wallet, passport etc. )
If Cancun/RM/ PDC loose all of their tourism those town will be ghost and everything will close off.
This could happen anywhere.. I think the media are just nuts and they just want to scare people off.
Before I went to mexico the 1st time.. All around me they were saying .. Be careful it,s very dangerous.. TBH I feel safer there than I do walking downtown Ottawa.
Blowing up a tourist ferry and an attempt on a second ferry is concerning. Usually the cartel stays away from their clients, tourists.
We don't know the exact detail, On facebook people said the owner was the ex mayor and he had issue with the cartel ( and was owing money )
I don't even know this company ferry we always use Ultramar in the past.
All link seems to have been deleted from the web and I can only find few article and from little spanish I speak, they said it's still under investigation. Some newspaper claim it was a mechanical failure.
That being said; 26 injuries, how much killed the last shooting was in the US ? 17 ?
Not even a little concerned here. Bad things happen everywhere.
Enjoy your vacation!
Small explosion on ferry in mexico injures 26 .
Yet there are 5 million owners of AR15 assault rifles in the US and your worried about going to mexico ???
Ha I worry about that too!! Trust me.
Reading the article I was initially concerned. Hopefully the situation does not become more unsafe or escalate in anyway. Thanks for the input everyone.
Don't worry. DONE
I,m worried if the ferry is delivering my Tequila .
And confirmed by your own CCC Fake News Team!
A lot of fuss about nothing. Incident was two weeks ago, why wait until the start of Spring Break to announce this?
The Consular Agency in PDC that is closed, is nothing more than a tiny office with a couple of staff who have spare passport and birth certificate forms and a US flag in the corner. Conjures up images of Benghazi though among the less well informed and scares enough people off to rearrange their trips to the good old safe USA, where nothing bad ever happens.
Besides, there is a US consular agency in Cancun anyway, if you really need that passport or birth certificate form.
Not exactly "fake news" but "twisted news" for sure.
Exactly twisted news. We still have friends in Playa, and have been on that ferry many times. There seems to be a lot of misinformation about the actual number of injured, although any number is too many. From what we understand this was meant as more of a message to an individual with political connections in Playa, and designed to scare away business, and from what I understand, the second boat was not a passenger ferry and has been out of service for quite some time. If the aim was to simply kill tourists the device would have been loaded with shrapnel and projectiles. Not trying to downplay it, because it is still a tragedy, but not exactly as the government would have all believe either.
There are several ferry companies that run between PDC and Cozumel, the company that was attacked was the newest kid on the block and owned by a previous Governor who went on the run to Panama and is now in jail for huge fraud and money laundering. As seems to be the case for the last 6 governors, and probably the next 6 too.
There is speculation about the reason for the attack but it was either a rival who wanted the competition shut down, or an exit strategy for insurance money by the owners. Certainly not an attack on tourists. If it was an attack on tourists why would the "bomb" (I say "bomb" because it was the shittiest low powered bomb in the history of bombs) be detonated after everyone had got off the ferry, and the second incident of an unexploded device being discovered be on a ferry that had been out of operation for weeks, and was anchored way offshore?
If you want to attack tourists, you don't do it like that.
Of course, the drug cartels claimed it as their doing, but just like IS and other terrorist groups they will often claim things that they had no hand in.