Is Travel To Mexico Safe?

Cancun is the ultimate vacation and resort destination whether your idea of a good time is surfing, kayaking, fishing and swimming or just laying in the tropical sun. On the lagoon side, there is an abundance of water sports equipment for rental for one day or an entire vacation. On the Caribbean side, enjoy great swimming, surfing and sunbathing.

Want to taste the Caribbean nightlife? Downtown Cancun is your hot spot, with numerous world-famous bars and nightclubs where you can hear everything from salsa and cumbia to club mixes and world sounds. Whether you want a neon and strobe-lit dance club or a quiet cigar bar or romantic hideaway, Cancun’s nightlife options have you covered.

During the past year I am sure you have heard reports of violence in Mexico.  Most of the violence that takes place in Mexico is directly related and exclusively involves police and the drug cartels.  It is important to remember that millions of U.S. citizens travel every day to Mexico for study, tourism or business and at least one million U.S. citizens live in Mexico. The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors in major tourist destinations. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major drug trafficking routes.

When visiting Mexico or any foreign country for that matter, you should use common-sense precautions such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas during daylight hours, and avoiding areas where criminal activity might occur. Taking these simple precautions can help ensure that your trip to Mexico is safe and enjoyable. However, if you are a victim of crime in Mexico, contact the consular section of the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy for advice and assistance.


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