In November two drug dealers were killed in a shootout on the beach of the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun. It appears hotel stay may have called two rival gangs to provide drugs to guests, who had to shelter in their rooms during the violence. Guests were given 75,000 points as compensation.
The Mexican government sent National Guard troops to patrol the beaches. Tourism is too important to the economy there to be disrupted out of fear. However two tourists have no been killed (and other visitor wounded) in a shooting at another resort in the same state.
Five shots were reportedly fired at a restaurant in the Xcaret Hotel which is south of Playa del Carmen.
Other people attending the restaurant ran for cover and the gunman is said to have fled into the nearby jungle.
According to reports, two Canadian males and one female were involved and the incident stemmed from an argument between guests of the hotel.
…[Guests] were told by resort staff to stay in their rooms and were having trouble getting any more information about the incident.
Este es el huésped que disparó ocasionando las lesiones que posteriormente provocaran la muerte a uno de ellos, las autoridades del grupo de coordinacion despliegan fuerte operativo para su captura, cualquier información para pronta detención estaremos profundamente agradecidos. pic.twitter.com/PRDC0hhBBe
— Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez (@Lucio_HG) January 21, 2022