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Safety in Mexico and the Riviera Maya for Destination Weddings

The photos used in this post are a JOKE people…A total satire on the subject! They’re a juxtaposition of being in the right place at the right time and absolute proof that it is safe to get married in Mexico!

My name is Matt, I’m a Del Sol Photography Co-Founder and I’m originally from Atlanta GA. I’ve lived in Mexico for nearly 14 years and have been watching the USA from afar, as an American ex-pat completely settled and living my life in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

I am routinely shocked by the events in the USA that I see on TV and news sites. There is so much madness happening north of the border!

It breaks me when people tell me for whatever reason, they are deciding against coming to Mexico mainly due to violence or concerns about Safety in Mexico.  Reasons mainly that are completely disturbing to me because when I measure the crime or madness happening in their home towns, nothing compares to where I live…NOTHING.

We have many couples asking us, as local ex-pats, how is safety in Mexico?

Our experience of safety in Mexico is that our daily lives are absolutely secure. We have an international team including US, UK, Chilean and Polish citizens. We’ve lived in multiple countries and continents so believe us, we have context!! We consider the Riviera Maya: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum to be safer than many of the cities we have lived in. Compared to US cities and European cities like London, Paris we are lucky to experience substantially less risks of crime and terrorism in Mexico.

“Don’t listen to the media and the news. So many of our guests were nervous to travel to cancun after the endless safety advisories and news articles. After their visit, they felt silly for how much they worried. Cancun is COMPLETELY SAFE. Anything going on there does not have to do with tourists and also goes on in many, many cities in the United States.” – Jackie – Beach Palace Wedding May 20 2018

I am still blown away when someone asks me “Is it safe to come to Mexico.” Really? Is it safe to go to Las Vegas to see a concert? Is it safe for my niece who attends public schools in Florida to keep going to those schools? Is it safe in Texas? NY?  California? Is it safe in your city? (FILL in the blank _____)

“We had no problems whatsoever in Mexico. We always felt safe and secure especially with so many children in our party. Every single minute at the resort was great and we would go back in a heartbeat. It’s an amazing place to get married, the weather is pretty much guaranteed, the scene setting on the beach is epic and the atmosphere is unforgettable.” – Louise + Phil – NOW Sapphire Wedding April 23 2018

We regularly meet couples visiting the Riviera Maya for the first time and loving the experience. We also know MANY couples who have been regular visitors to the Riviera Maya over the years. Cindy and Abram’s wedding was 5 years before Maya’s Xcaret baptism. We were interested to know if they felt any changes in their Mexico tourist experience between 2013 and 2018. With the negative press and travel advisories surrounding Mexico we were interested to hear their point of view.

“We believe there is crime everywhere, but we always think the media covers the bad stuff to make ratings. Some relatives of ours did mention their concerns about safety in Mexico. We answered we always feel safe in Playa del Carmen. While we were there, unfortunately there was another school shooting in the States. Many things have changed since our last visit: new parks and attractions. We can’t wait to go again!” – Cindy + Abram – Xcaret Baptism May 12 2018

We love to hear these positive words of encouragement from real client testimonials !

“Bad things happen everywhere and the news is very controlled. Use your own smarts and research if you are worried. Mexico is a beautiful place with many, many beautiful, kind, welcoming, loving, happy people. We love Mexico!” – Amanda

Today and everyday and realize we are all living in a place where we are more likely to be in danger on the highway to and from work.  Actually, highways and drivers looking at their cell phones are more of a danger than anything else in our lives.

Words by Matt Adcock – Del Sol Photography Co-Founder


Matt Adcock is an internationally award winning photojournalist and among the Top 10 wedding photographers in the world according to American Photo Magazine and a designated as a Wedding Trailblazer by the Huffington Post for his innovations with the Trash the dress photography theme. He has been featured on Lonely Planet free diving and photographing whale sharks in the wild off the coast of Isla Mujeres Mexico.  His images have been featured on every major USA television network, Fox, CBS, ABC, and CNN.


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