Cancún is generally safe for solo female travellers. The city is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and tourist attractions, and the local authorities have taken steps to ensure that visitors are safe. The city has a visible police presence, and there are also plenty of security guards in the tourist areas. Additionally, there are many hotels and resorts that offer additional security measures for their guests. As long as you take the usual precautions, such as avoiding dark alleys and not carrying large amounts of cash, you should have a safe and enjoyable experience in Cancún.
based on 4 experiences
Went up and down the coast on the ADO bus. Everyone was very helpful, including the taxi drivers. I stayed in Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres with a couple of transition days in Cancun. No resorts, although the place in Cancun had a restaurant. I felt safe.Posted: April 10, 2023
Itinerary: Day 1: Fly into Cancun Day 2: Tour of Chichen Itza and Sacred Cenote Guided Tour Day 3: Visit the beaches of Playa del Carmen Day 4: Tulum, visit a beach club Day 5: Explore area around Parque Nacional, Mayan Ruins Day 6: Guided tours of Cenotes in area Day 6: Cancun, relax on the beach. Day 7: Ferry to Isla Mujeres Day 8: Fly back from Cancun Safety: Mexico is safer than USA where guns violence is happening everywhere and everyday. The crimes that media report are all narcos/drugs related. Budget: Tulum is really expensive. I am a budget traveler and hate it there. I only did a day trip. The beach is far. $18-$25 from downtown by cab. You can take collectivo bus vans but usually are full with locals that need it more for work. Recommendations: Totally recommend Isla Mujeres. Go to the north beach there/playa norte. You go left after exiting the ferry terminal and walk straight for 10 minutes. Beautiful beach.Posted: June 15, 2022
Cancún can be a safe destination for solo female travelers, but it's important to take some precautions to ensure your safety. Here are some safety tips for solo female travelers in Cancún:
Choose a hotel or hostel in a safe area of Cancún, preferably one that is close to the main tourist attractions.
Before you go, research the area you’ll be staying in and the areas you plan to visit. Make sure you know the safest routes to take and the areas to avoid.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Don’t be distracted by your phone or other devices.
Carry only the cash you need for the day and leave the rest in a safe place.
Leave your expensive jewelry at home and opt for more subtle accessories.
Don’t accept drinks from strangers as they may be spiked with drugs.
Avoid walking alone at night and stick to well-lit, populated areas.
Don’t accept rides from strangers as it can be dangerous.
If something doesn’t feel right, trust your instincts and leave the area.
Let a friend or family member know where you are and when you plan to return.
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