We’re having a great time in Mexico (especially Jonathan) but there is another side to Spring Break…
I’ve met a young man from Michigan here in Cancun. He appeared to be 18 years old. On his first day in Cancun – he was mugged for his cash and had two blistery black-eyes to prove it. Where did this happen? This did not happen in the dark streets of high-crime Mexico. This happened in the very club he attended – Coco Bongo’s (yeah I said the club’s name – what?)
This club is literally a 5-minute walk from my hotel (same hotel this young kid stayed at) in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. I’ve asked, “Some thugs got to you outside?” He said no, it was the officials, the bouncers that worked INSIDE the club. WHAT? He said he was just standing there ordering a drink, felt hands reaching for his pockets, when he turned around – BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM!!!!! Yes…his first night here. Then we see a tall kid (looks 17) and he was wearing bandages on his chin – his second night here, same club, same night, same bouncers.
What is going on, Coco Bongo’s?????
My heart stopped as I thought of my son (who’s with me now in Cancun) attending his first Spring Break in about 2 years when he goes to college. In a way, I’m glad he got to “see” what can happen at “Spring Break” but damn – if you saw that beautiful kid with those two huge black eyes you would die.
Spring-Breakers everywhere, please, be aware of predators who are hunting you for quick American cash even in “so-called” safe locations such as a highly-populated club in Cancun.