The past 18 months have witnessed a disturbing trend of blackouts at all inclusive resorts in Mexico.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel did a study that found reports of blackouts at the following resorts: Paraiso del Mar, Iberostar Paraiso Maya, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Iberostar Cancun, Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya, Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Grand Oasis Cancun, Secrets Akumal, Riviera Maya, and the Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an.
Blackouts have occurred in many resort areas of Mexico. It doesn’t appear to be related to any specific type of alcohol. This leads most people to conclude someone is spiking the drinks. Many people who have blacked out have reported being robbed. Others have reported vomiting, behavior changes and lingering effects that are often consistent with the effects of date rape drugs.
Hopefully the authorities will discover if there is a person or group of people spiking drinks with drugs to rob people. In the mean time, please take precautions. Leave your valuables locked in your room. Only go out in groups and if possible try to keep one person sober who will be responsible for maintaining the safety of the group.