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Westin Cancun Timeshare and Westin Lagunamar

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I have a 2 bedroom Westin Cancun timeshare for November that I am now thinking of cancelling. Not the Lagunamar but the hotel/timeshare complex. Anyone there recently? Can you tell me what you think? Also have a second week at the Westin Lagunamar. Same situation. Am concerned about the violence and frankly whether there is enough to do there for 2 weeks. Have been to Cancun before but not these resorts. Thanks
 

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Why would you book somewhere that you don't know what you'll do when there? You did it backwards. Do some research then decide.
 

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Why would you book somewhere that you don't know what you'll do when there? You did it backwards. Do some research then decide.
The beauty of leisure travel is that it’s available to a wide spectrum of people with different perspectives, including how much research and thought they put into picking places to see. There are many places I keep going back to because I’m quite familiar with them and love going there, but I do try to visit new places and new resorts to see if I can find others for a bit of variety. Sometimes I get a lot of research in before making a decision, sometimes not - I’ve even heard of folks just randomly picking destinations at a train station while carrying a backpack. It takes all kinds and folks that travel differently than I do aren’t wrong for making decisions their own way. I might think they’re a bit weird at times, but they aren’t wrong.
 

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What exactly are you looking to cancel? Lagunamar is a hotel/timeshare complex. All the units there are timeshare but they rent them out on Marriott.com too. As far as going to Cancun, generally it is safe. If you are only moving within the hotel zone, you won't see much. Yes, there. have been reports of some gang violence now in the hotel zone, but a situation of it impacting you directly is rare. There is risk anywhere you travel in the world. Even in the United States.

There can be as much or as little as you want to do. You can sit around the pools and dine out or if you want more to do there are many otpoins. You can book excursions to ruins, snorkel off Puerto Morelos, go to Isla Mujeres.
 

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I have a 2 bedroom Westin Cancun timeshare for November that I am now thinking of cancelling. Not the Lagunamar but the hotel/timeshare complex. Anyone there recently? Can you tell me what you think? Also have a second week at the Westin Lagunamar. Same situation. Am concerned about the violence and frankly whether there is enough to do there for 2 weeks. Have been to Cancun before but not these resorts. Thanks
The Westin Lagunamar is in a better location than Westin Resort. Lagunamar is a fantastic resort. There is a full slate of daily activities at the resort and a plethora of different tours available to book. Many restaurants with in walking distance as well as a grocery store.

We have stayed at the Westin Resort also but much prefer Lagunamar
 

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The beauty of leisure travel is that it’s available to a wide spectrum of people with different perspectives, including how much research and thought they put into picking places to see. There are many places I keep going back to because I’m quite familiar with them and love going there, but I do try to visit new places and new resorts to see if I can find others for a bit of variety. Sometimes I get a lot of research in before making a decision, sometimes not - I’ve even heard of folks just randomly picking destinations at a train station while carrying a backpack. It takes all kinds and folks that travel differently than I do aren’t wrong for making decisions their own way. I might think they’re a bit weird at times, but they aren’t wrong.
Yes but that carefree adventurer is not the situation here ... this is a worrier concerned they'll be unhappy. Those kind of travelers should research ahead.
 

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Even in the United States.
The United States is actually a very dangerous country with high rates of violence and murder relatively speaking.

On a murder per capita basis its just behind Sudan, Kazakhstan, and Cuba and just ahead of Kenya and Angola. Not exactly illustrious company.


But you (speaking generally here, not to dioxide specifically) probably don't worry that much about violent crime in the US because you make smart decisions. Doing the same in Mexico means you are very likely to be safe there, even though violent crime rates in Mexico are higher than they are in the US.
 

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Thanks for your replies. I have been to the Riviera Maya, and to Cancun, multiple times. I've been going to Mexico since the 1970s. I don't need to research it. I had 2 issues, One was whether, at 70 yrs old, I really wanted two weeks at the beach. I am sure a lot of people enjoy that but I get antsy. And I'm really not up to scuba diving, snorkling, etc. I realize now that this is a question that no one can answer for me. Sorry I put it out there
The other was whether I wanted to spend time on the beach with Mexican Marines and their weapons patrolling the hotel zone. I have not been back to Cancun and the Riviera Maya since 2019. Back then you could see them in security towers overlooking the roads outside of Cancun. Now that I see pictures that they are, or were, patrolling the beaches not sure I want to spend my time looking at this. My question should have been, is this still happening?
I live in Phoenix. Yes, we get crime.
Anyway thanks for the responses
 

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I am at Club Regina Cancun right now. I feel very safe but we are here to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the beach and turquoise water and the warm pools. We enjoy meeting new friends who are also members. The resort itself needs some updating of furniture and some delayed maintenance. I like the small size of the resort. My travel friends are having mobility issues so the smaller size makes access to pools, beach and resort restaurants is easier for them too. I am 78 yrs and would not hesitate to come back.
 

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Thanks. I have been vacationing with friends at Vidante resorts in the past. My one friend has been having mobility issues also and finds the size of these resorts daunting. Will consider this recommendation.
 

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Thanks. I have been vacationing with friends at Vidante resorts in the past. My one friend has been having mobility issues also and finds the size of these resorts daunting. Will consider this recommendation.
The Mayan Palace (Vidanta) nearby is also a smaller resort and easier for those with mobility issues.
Edit...Sorry, I missed that the question was about the east coast of Mexico. I was thinking near Regina in Puerto Vallarta.
 
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Thanks for your replies. I have been to the Riviera Maya, and to Cancun, multiple times. I've been going to Mexico since the 1970s. I don't need to research it. I had 2 issues, One was whether, at 70 yrs old, I really wanted two weeks at the beach. I am sure a lot of people enjoy that but I get antsy. And I'm really not up to scuba diving, snorkling, etc. I realize now that this is a question that no one can answer for me. Sorry I put it out there
The other was whether I wanted to spend time on the beach with Mexican Marines and their weapons patrolling the hotel zone. I have not been back to Cancun and the Riviera Maya since 2019. Back then you could see them in security towers overlooking the roads outside of Cancun. Now that I see pictures that they are, or were, patrolling the beaches not sure I want to spend my time looking at this. My question should have been, is this still happening?
I live in Phoenix. Yes, we get crime.
Anyway thanks for the responses
I was in Cancun, staying at Lagunamar, early last month; I did not see any Marines patrolling the beach or the hotel zone in general.
 
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