Ah yes, the monthly travel advisory to Mexico.
We’ve all read the headlines and we’ve all heard friends, family, and coworkers go on about how horrible it is. Interestingly, I’ve been to Mexico City–twice–and driven all over the Yucatan, and never felt in danger. My girlfriend and her friend were in the Yucatan for a week and didn’t report any danger, either.
As the article above states, there are only certain states that have elevated travel warnings, and as you’ll read, even THOSE are more for select hot spots here and there within the state.
There is, however, one thing that I believe is worth being aware of: the sargassum.
For those of you who read my blog post on Belize, you might recall that the beaches there were absolutely ruined by the sargassum. This would be the only legitimate thing that would make me reconsider my plans for going to coastal Mexico. Our hard-earned beach vacation was ruined by piles of ugly seaweed, and I don’t want the same to happen to you.
Some people on social media have raised questions about whether global warming or other forms of climate change have anything to do with this. Perhaps there is some truth to that.
Anyway, just a quick reminder to read into things before just believing headlines. Regardless, be safe out there!