What should I do in case of an emergency?
- If you need to take a taxi, try to catch a vehicle parked outside the hotels or tourist places, especially at night.
- Avoid walking along solitary places and try always to be in the company of another person, especially at night.
- If you need to withdraw some money from an ATM, try not to go alone. If you notice weird devices at the ATM or that the money and card slots have been tampered, desist of completing your transaction.
- Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages on the streets for safety reasons. On the other hand, never carry illegal substances with you. Mexican police is usual very strict when it comes to drugs.
It is recommendable to call the following institutions: State Federal Police (52-998) 884-117; Judicial Federal Police (52-998) 881-9840; Mexican Red Cross (Yaxchilan 2 Super Manzana 21); Fire-fighters (52-998) 884-1202 o 066. You can also call the embassy or consulate of your country of origin.
If your vehicle were to suffer a mechanical malfunctioning on the road, resort to the Green Angels, an auxiliary group prepared to handle this type of emergencies. The service is for free. Call them at (52-998) 250-8221 / 884-2950 / 02-684-9715.
Are there hurricanes in Cancun?
Yes, but this are a predictable natural phenomena, hence the authorities and the population can take precautions in order to avoid major damages. In case one of this frightening squalls show during your stay, try to keep calm, get away from the sea and the lagoons, and follow the instructions imparted by the civil protection personnel at all times.
What other recommendations should I follow in Cancun?
Do not get into the sea right after having eaten. If the waters are unsettled do not take any risks and wait until the surf settles down. Follow the recommendations of the lifesavers that will indicate you where the safest places to swim are.
On the other hand, some lagoons in Cancun have signs warning of the presence of crocodiles in the area. Respect the sign and be extremely cautious.