View Full Version : Tourists to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico suspect they were given tainted alcohol

07-26-2017, 06:41 PM
The scene at the swim-up bar at the Mexican resort where Abbey Conner was pulled listless from the pool in January was full of young tourists last month when an attorney hired by Conner’s family showed up.

It wasn’t surprising. It was a typical scene at an all-inclusive five-star resort where foreigners from both sides of the equator flock to escape their cold winters.

But as he watched, the attorney noticed something disturbing.

“They serve alcoholic drinks with alcohol of bad quality and in great amounts, mixing different types of drinks,” he wrote in his native Spanish.

That single paragraph, buried near the end of a four-page report summarizing how 20-year-old Conner drowned within a couple hours of arriving at the Iberostar Hotel & Resorts' Paraiso del Mar, offers a possible lead in the investigation into her death


Also a blog by one of the women who lost a son.


07-27-2017, 08:45 AM
I have coworkers who go to those places every year. It doesn't look all that great in their photos.

Mexican water (even if you don't drink it, you bathe in it, swim in it and they cook the food in it) + too much sun + all you can eat/drink buffets=getting really sick.

07-28-2017, 06:09 PM
Don't forget the ice cubes---also made from their water. When we had president's club sales award trips, I never worked to achieve the trip if it was Mexico. I tried getting a cash reimbursement one year, said I'd settle for a portion, but they said I either went or got nothing. After living in San Antonio for 7 years, I developed a bad attitude toward Mexico.

07-28-2017, 06:16 PM
Also a blog by one of the women who lost a son.


Wow, I read that blog. Now I'm glad that i've refused to go to Mexico on vacation. Amazing how many people fell to their deaths from balconies or were beaten to death by Mexican police. That country has always been absolutely corrupt.

07-28-2017, 10:49 PM
I've gone to various Mexican resorts over the
years and never got sick. BUT, the last time I was
in Mexico was decades ago.

I loved Acapulco put it seems way too dangerous
now. It's too bad as these places I had been were
great with great people working there.

But times and places change.