We have stayed at this Hotel for the past 18 yrs and are scheduled Feb 3-17th . I am having some reservations about this year due to the country of Guerrero being on heightened security at a level 4 ( one of the worst levels) . Its concerning that an American was murdered here in December!
I realize that this answer is late but this applies to most of Mexico, especially in the tourist areas.
I am an American that has lived and worked in Mexico for the past 7 years.
There are defiantly security issues in the state of Guerrero. However, that being said, there are not security issues in Ixtapa. Mexico is like all countries, if you want to put your self at risk, you can find a way. I do not know the details surrounding the death of the American, but my experience is that most people that get into trouble in Mexico are not entirely inosent. It depends upon how you conduct your self, where you go, and what you do. I am originally from Detroit, Michigan. Like in Detroit, you have to be aware of your suroundings. Do not go places that elevate your safety risk. Also, foreigners are not targeted in Mexico. My Mexican wife is at greater risk than me. If something happens to me, governments get involved; but a Mexican is an internal issue.
I hope this helps.
my fiance' and I went for 12 nights in December. At no time did we feel unsafe. Granted, we were not running around outside of our resort at 4 am in the morning. Like anywhere, be familiar with your surroundings. If you have been there numerous times, you know where you should go and where you shouldn't go - just like your home town. I'm all ready scheduling my next trip there for December 2018. I hope this helps.
Hi there. My wife and I stayed there in November and we felt completely safe. I was surprised to learn last week that the state of Guerrero was upgraded to Level 4 security warning. Like I said, we felt safe at the time, but I would have concerns with the current heightened security level.
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