Cancun tourists escape cartel gunfire at all-inclusive resort

Tourists visiting Cancun were sent running for their lives after gunmen on jet skis opened fire on the beach, steps away from the Grand Ocean Palm resorts.

The chief police of the coastal state of Quintana Roo said the incident occurred Tuesday when the suspects pulled up dressed as soldiers and began shooting in Cancun’s hotel zone.

Two witnesses, Andy Guyrich and Kerry Arms, visiting the resort from Minnesota told the Associated Press the shots came unexpectedly.

“There was a delayed reaction for about maybe five seconds, then everybody started scrambling and screaming and crying, and running,” said Arms.


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Gunfire breaks out on beach near Cancun resort, no injuries reported

A group of people on jet skis fired gunshots into the air on a beach in Cancun, Mexico, prompting tourists to frantically run away from the beach.

According to Mexican state authorities, individuals on three separate jet skis fired gunshots within the Hotel Zone of Cancun on Tuesday. No one was injured.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Mexican authorities were still looking for the individuals who fired the weapons.


Rick Lebassa, a tourist from Maine who was on the beach during the incident, said men approached the

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LGBT tourists at five star Cancun resort dash for shelter as ‘rival drug dealers’ battle on Mexican beach


Guests at a five-star Cancun resort were sent scrambling for shelter on Thursday when rival groups of alleged drug dealers engaged in a gun battle on the beach.

Mexican officials said no tourists had been seriously harmed in the attack at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera resort in Bahía Petempich, Mexico, which left two alleged gangsters dead and one guest mildly injured.

The hotel had been hosting a week-long ‘Day of the Dead’ celebration for LGBT travellers when a group of armed criminals, described by Mexican media as “commandos”, arrived by boat and triggered a “rain of gunfire”.

A report

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Cancun loosens COVID-19 restrictions ahead of spring break travel

Unlike some spring-break hot spots in Florida, Cancun is actually easing its COVID-19 restrictions.

With spring-break travel fast approaching, popular tourist destinations in Mexico like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum are raising capacity limits from 30% to 60% at hotels, restaurants and beaches, Quintana Roo government officials announced on Twitter.  Attractions and group tours will also be allowed to operate at 60% capacity. 

Nightclubs and bars will stay closed, the guidance says.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. (iStock). 

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. (iStock). 

Travelers visiting Mexico also need to register with the government online and show proof of registration via a QR code received

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