Earlier this year, the media began to highlight different problems and concerns with traveling to Mexico. With a story of a young women from the Milwaukee, WI area drowning while on vacation, the news was heightened in the greater Wisconsin area that I reside in.
After reading more about the topic, and talking with other agents, I do have a few points that should be brought up from the “other side”. (For clarification, when I refer to Mexico, I’m primarily referring to the Cancun/Riviera Maya/Quintana Roo region as it is the most under scrutiny by the mainstream media).
We had a quick transfer from the Now Sapphire to the Playacar Palace. Two years ago I visited this small, relaxed resort right in the heart of Playa del Carmen for an afternoon and instantly thought it was wonderful.
When I was booking the resort, I found out that they were closing the week after we'd be there. The whole resort was going to be renovated over the course of three months. Sandy and I both felt like the staff had the feeling of it being the last day of camp.
I was lucky to be able to spend a week in Mexico with my wife, Sandy, and daughter, Sarah this past August. We stayed at two separate resorts, the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun and the Playacar Palace. On top of that, Tropical Storm Franklin came rolling through to keep us on our toes.