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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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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Brit tourists ‘forced to sleep on beaches’ because hotels they booked are closed

Brits have reportedly been sleeping on beaches after finding out hotels are closed (Picture: Getty)
Brits have reportedly been sleeping on beaches after finding out hotels are closed (Picture: Getty)

British tourists have resorted to sleeping on beaches because hotels they booked are still closed, according to a new report.

The unlucky travellers were left disappointed when they turned up to their destinations and discovered some hotels were still closed following the coronavirus lockdown. 

Consumer watchdog Which? said travel agency Loveholidays was one of the main culprits for booking hotels that were not open, the Times newspaper reported.  

Other Brits who decided not sleep on beaches or return home had to find alternative accommodation. 

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