Safety in ZIH

by CarolSullivan, Monday, January 06, 2020, 15:20 (323 days ago)

My son sent us a link dated Dec 17, 2019 saying it was unsafe (crime and violence) in the state of Guerrero, Ixtapa, ZIH..etc. Is this true? What are you seeing down there right now? We are traveling to ZIH mid Feb-March. Should we be worried?

Safety in ZIH

by Canada Pete, Monday, January 06, 2020, 15:36 (323 days ago) @ CarolSullivan

My son sent us a link dated Dec 17, 2019 saying it was unsafe (crime and violence) in the state of Guerrero, Ixtapa, ZIH..etc. Is this true? What are you seeing down there right now? We are traveling to ZIH mid Feb-March. Should we be worried?

Yes it is very dangerous, if you come here to rip off someones pot farm or are trying to buy 20 kilos of coke.

Otherwise, enjoy the sun, the food, the people, the beaches.

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by Altona Stu @, Altona, Manitoba, Monday, January 06, 2020, 15:40 (323 days ago) @ CarolSullivan

My son sent us a link dated Dec 17, 2019 saying it was unsafe (crime and violence) in the state of Guerrero, Ixtapa, ZIH..etc. Is this true? What are you seeing down there right now? We are traveling to ZIH mid Feb-March. Should we be worried?

We are arriving in Zihuatanejo Thursday and we are not worried. This will be our 12th straight annual visit. Guerrero has its problems but violence toward tourists in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is uncommon.

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by Jkofroth, Monday, January 06, 2020, 17:41 (323 days ago) @ CarolSullivan

We made a reservation with a gentleman who we got to know and over the years have rented Condos over the years. We had been coming here for 20 years and never had a problem. Noticed the State Department warning this year (don’t know how long it has been in effect) we decided to come anyhow.
I guess anything could happen even iN our home town in a suburb of Philadelphia.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 06, 2020, 17:56 (323 days ago) @ CarolSullivan

My son sent us a link dated Dec 17, 2019 saying it was unsafe (crime and violence) in the state of Guerrero, Ixtapa, ZIH..etc. Is this true? What are you seeing down there right now? We are traveling to ZIH mid Feb-March. Should we be worried?

Now if you were traveling to the Middle East I could see your son's concern, but right now Zihuatanejo is one of the safest places in the world for a U.S. citizen to be. Mexico is on excellent terms with Iran.

Even though I post the U.S. State Department's notices here on my website, frankly I strongly disagree the current one is justified, and due to the manner in which the current administration operates I cannot trust that the State Department's warnings about this region are the result of a serious and objective deliberative process based on standardized criteria. Do we have crime? Of course. Is it worse than where you live? I doubt it. Are foreigners being killed? I believe the 10-year average is less than one death a year here from violence.

What I do trust are the tens of thousands of people who just enjoyed their vacations here over the holiday period. I trust the smiles on the faces of the folks gathered at the zócalo each evening.

Sounds like your son may need a Mexican vacation, too. :vacation:

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by Sandy feet, Seattle, Monday, January 06, 2020, 18:11 (323 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Excellent!:vivamexico:

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by Gregorio M. @, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Tuesday, January 07, 2020, 09:54 (323 days ago) @ CarolSullivan

We have been visiting Ixtapa and Zihua for over 30 years and have NEVER had an issue. Have NEVER felt unsafe. Same rules as home for the most part. Don’t t wear expensive jewelry, carry or flash around big sums of money, buy or sell drugs, get drunk in public , yeta, yeta. And most importantly, remember we are guests and should behave accordingly. The residents of Zihua and area are welcoming and kind people. Like all places there are a few bad apples and of course it is possible to witness or be affected by their actions, but I think we are way more likely to have that happen in our big cities than in Zihua / Ixtapa. Enjoy your vacation!

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by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Tuesday, January 07, 2020, 12:19 (323 days ago) @ Gregorio M.

I guess I'll add my 2¢. I understand your concern but Zihuatanejo is probably safer than Portland, OR, my closest major metro area. We started vacationing in Z in 2001, about a month after 9/11. I think those warnings were up about Guerrero then too. We make it down at least every other year, sometimes more, sometimes less. I've never felt threatened in any way. As someone else said, just be smart about how you behave and no harm will come to you.

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Curly!