I'm traveling to San Ignacio in December. I have read a few posts about robberies,beatings and even worse rapes by bandits who are holding up tour buses. I'm extremely concerned, as I plan to visit Tikal, Caracol and other tourist sites by bus, but I certainly don't want to be a victim of these crimes.
I'm especially concerned about traveling to Tikal, as we want to do it in one day, and I'm assuming that our bus will probably be returning at night. Should I be concerned about this? And how often do these crimes occur? To be honest, I'm thinking of not traveling to Tikal at all because I don't want to put myself in line to be the next victim.