Are Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo still safe?

by Huck, Iowa...USA, Monday, January 08, 2018, 21:56 (285 days ago)

We have been going to Ixtapa for about 12-13 years,and have enjoyed our times there. We have always felt safe up to this point,but am worried about our next trip.

We like to go out for dinner & drinks in late afternoon or early evening,and are normally back to resort by 9-10:00 PM. We stay around the Crystal resort,and walk to dinner in Ixtapa,or take taxi(s) to Zihuatanejo. Always at least 2 of us,sometimes up to 8 in a group.

So what do YOU think? Are ixtapa & Zihuatanejo still safe places to go for vacation?

Thank you for your honest replies!!!

Are Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo still safe?

by midalake @, Monday, January 08, 2018, 22:26 (285 days ago) @ Huck

We have been going to Ixtapa for about 12-13 years,and have enjoyed our times there. We have always felt safe up to this point,but am worried about our next trip.

We like to go out for dinner & drinks in late afternoon or early evening,and are normally back to resort by 9-10:00 PM. We stay around the Crystal resort,and walk to dinner in Ixtapa,or take taxi(s) to Zihuatanejo. Always at least 2 of us,sometimes up to 8 in a group.

So what do YOU think? Are ixtapa & Zihuatanejo still safe places to go for vacation?

Thank you for your honest replies!!!

I strolled out of Ixtapa at 12pm last night. I did not notice people doing anything different than 29 years ago. If any indication of the amount of people coming here would of been my 1 hour wait to get through customs Sunday. Every indication I have says this is going to be one busy season down here. AND for the record people in Ixtapa said it was just nuts here over X-mas and New Years.

I know as one gets older it is much easier to become a scardy cat. But do YOU really think for one second that tourists here have some special mark? A bulls-eye? With the way the speed of information travels in this day and age if it really was a problem WE WOULD ALL KNOW. None of the 1000 or so people I saw last night had any special marks. I can let you know more in a week after speaking with more people.

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Are Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo still safe?

by zkaliman, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 02:39 (285 days ago) @ Huck

you've heard of whats going on, the general state of unease among locals and expats and lack of rule of law. its clear as mud- there are other warm friendly latin destinations without this unease. this place will survive without you - it just depends if you want to come so far and relax and have a worry at the back of your head or go somewhere else and relax and not to have that worry in the back of your head. i just got back from zihua and i was so happy when i arrived back home that i could go where i wanted at whatever time and not have the anxious cloud that permeates zihua finally lifted from my back.

Are Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo still safe?

by Canada1 @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 02:48 (285 days ago) @ zkaliman

you've heard of whats going on, the general state of unease among locals and expats and lack of rule of law. its clear as mud- there are other warm friendly latin destinations without this unease. this place will survive without you - it just depends if you want to come so far and relax and have a worry at the back of your head or go somewhere else and relax and not to have that worry in the back of your head. i just got back from zihua and i was so happy when i arrived back home that i could go where i wanted at whatever time and not have the anxious cloud that permeates zihua finally lifted from my back.

Really!!! I would like to know where "home" is so I too can "go where I wanted at whatever time" without an anxious cloud?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 09:31 (285 days ago) @ Canada1

you've heard of whats going on, the general state of unease among locals and expats and lack of rule of law. its clear as mud- there are other warm friendly latin destinations without this unease. this place will survive without you - it just depends if you want to come so far and relax and have a worry at the back of your head or go somewhere else and relax and not to have that worry in the back of your head. i just got back from zihua and i was so happy when i arrived back home that i could go where i wanted at whatever time and not have the anxious cloud that permeates zihua finally lifted from my back.


Really!!! I would like to know where "home" is so I too can "go where I wanted at whatever time" without an anxious cloud?

Looks like he's in Carlsbad, California.

Are Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo still safe?

by Canada1 @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 11:02 (285 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

you've heard of whats going on, the general state of unease among locals and expats and lack of rule of law. its clear as mud- there are other warm friendly latin destinations without this unease. this place will survive without you - it just depends if you want to come so far and relax and have a worry at the back of your head or go somewhere else and relax and not to have that worry in the back of your head. i just got back from zihua and i was so happy when i arrived back home that i could go where i wanted at whatever time and not have the anxious cloud that permeates zihua finally lifted from my back.


Really!!! I would like to know where "home" is so I too can "go where I wanted at whatever time" without an anxious cloud?


Looks like he's in Carlsbad, California.

Yup I'm sure there Is 0 crime of any sort there!

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by Quadra Paul @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 12:33 (285 days ago) @ Canada1

Yeah, Right!:megusta:

Are Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo still safe?

by Casa Juan @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 08:56 (285 days ago) @ zkaliman

What gated community or bubble do you live in ?

Are Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo still safe?

by Zbulldog @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 09:37 (285 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Good point Juan. Besides, even if you do live in a gated community, that just gives you a false sense of security. If someone wants to get in bad enough, it's easy to do. Happens all the time in Arizona and Florida. Home invasions and cars getting broken into. Besides, eventually you've got to come out.

Are Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo still safe?

by debio @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 07:53 (285 days ago) @ Huck

Hi Huck, It sounds like you are smart tourists like most of us. I would only add that I dont wear or bring flashy jewelry, don't carry lots of cash or credit cards..I actually wear a money belt and distribute my money in a few places, don't carry a fanny pack or back pack filled with expensive things I don't want taken from me. (I learned that one the hard way in Peru many years ago). These are things I would do anywhere in the world..okay maybe not in Alma Colorado but as a world traveler I've learned that in many poor countries...tourists are often easy targets for crime. I, personally, feel safe in Ixtapa and Zih...But I do pay attention to obvious silly moves...ie, out a bar until 4 in the morning.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 08:38 (285 days ago) @ debio

Hi Huck, It sounds like you are smart tourists like most of us. I would only add that I dont wear or bring flashy jewelry, don't carry lots of cash or credit cards..I actually wear a money belt and distribute my money in a few places, don't carry a fanny pack or back pack filled with expensive things I don't want taken from me. (I learned that one the hard way in Peru many years ago). These are things I would do anywhere in the world..okay maybe not in Alma Colorado but as a world traveler I've learned that in many poor countries...tourists are often easy targets for crime. I, personally, feel safe in Ixtapa and Zih...But I do pay attention to obvious silly moves...ie, out a bar until 4 in the morning.

I agree with the above. I carry my ID and the money I need for the day in a small plastic container, which hangs around my neck on a cord. The contents is a little easier to access than a money belt.

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by Mexalberta @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 09:11 (285 days ago) @ frostbite

Easy for everyone.

Are Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo still safe?

by bobbybend, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 19:48 (285 days ago) @ Huck

Huck

We were in Zihua about 6 weeks ago. no worries enjoy ! Just use your good judgement as you do anywhere’s

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by Johnny Briefcase @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 22:38 (284 days ago) @ Huck

We have been going to Ixtapa for about 12-13 years,and have enjoyed our times there. We have always felt safe up to this point,but am worried about our next trip.

We like to go out for dinner & drinks in late afternoon or early evening,and are normally back to resort by 9-10:00 PM. We stay around the Crystal resort,and walk to dinner in Ixtapa,or take taxi(s) to Zihuatanejo. Always at least 2 of us,sometimes up to 8 in a group.

So what do YOU think? Are ixtapa & Zihuatanejo still safe places to go for vacation?

Thank you for your honest replies!!!

Huck - we're staying on Playa Blanca but have recently gone to Zihua & Ixtapa via local busses. It was business as usual.

Just like at home, keep your head up & your stick on the ice and odds are you'll be just fine. ....JB