Which cartel is Cancun?
Several cartels are fighting for the area's lucrative retail drug trade, including the Jalisco cartel and the a gang allied with the Gulf cartel. Montes de Oca said one of the men targeted in the attack fled into one of the hotels before dying. The other was killed on the beach.
Is Cancun safe to travel crime?
The state of Quintana Roo, where Tulum, Cancún and Puerto Morelos are located, has an “Exercise Increased Caution” advisory because of crime. At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a countrywide “Level 3: Reconsider Travel” health advisory for Mexico because of coronavirus concerns.
Are Cancun beaches private?
While all beaches in Cancun are technically public (federal property), you may not be able to access the beach by walking through a hotel, which is private property. Visitors staying in hotels that are not on the beach can access the beaches at any of the 10 public-access entries to the beach.
Yes, it is safe to travel from Cancun to Tulum. The road is regularly maintained and the buses are clean and well equipped with air conditioning. Be aware of petty theft in the area and take any necessary precautions as you would normally do when you travel.
The duelling groups are said to be rival factions of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Sinaloa Cartel, now headed up by Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada. Authorities said the assassinations were ordered by two jailed cartel members, Josué “S” and Hugo “P”.
In Mexico all beaches are public by law. Coastal property owners are not allowed to build any permanent structure within 20 meters of the high tide line or restrict public access to the beach. But that hasn't stopped some from violating the rules. It's an issue that has long angered locals.
“Mexican beaches are constitutionally and legally public, so there must be access roads so that any national or foreign visitor who wishes to enjoy them can do so,” said Sen. Mónica Fernández.
The short answer is that anyone visiting Cancun on vacation is best advised to drink bottled water. Regardless of whether the tap water meets the standards of safety needed to be safe for drinking, a change in water from what you are used to can cause an upset stomachs. So, bottled water is the safest bet.