Is Mexico safe? With the news and media blowing things out of proportion, many people ask that same question every day. Well, the U.S. Department of State travel advisory says that most of Mexico and many tourist destinations are very safe to visit. See what they had to say:
“Mexico Travel Advisory
LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 24, 2014
Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that organized criminal groups have targeted U.S. visitors or residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime that are reported in the border region or in areas along major trafficking routes.
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Nevertheless, U.S. travelers should be aware that the Mexican government has been engaged in an extensive effort to counter organized criminal groups that engage in narcotics trafficking and other unlawful activities throughout Mexico. The groups themselves are engaged in a violent struggle to control drug trafficking routes and other criminal activity. Crime and violence are serious problems and can occur anywhere. U.S. citizens have fallen victim to criminal activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking, and highway robbery. While many of those killed in organized crime-related violence have themselves been involved in criminal activity, innocent persons have also been killed. The number of U.S. citizens reported to the Department of State as murdered in Mexico was 81 in 2013 and 85 in 2014 to date.
No Travel Advisory Assessment by State:
- Campeche:No advisory is in effect.
- Guanajuato: San Miguel de Allende and Leon are major cities/travel destinations in Guanajuato – No advisory is in effect.
- Hidalgo: No advisory is in effect.
- Mexico City (also known as the Federal District): No advisory is in effect.
- Oaxaca: Oaxaca, Huatulco and Puerto Escondido are major cities/travel destinations in Oaxaca – No advisory is in effect.
- Puebla: No advisory is in effect.
- Queretaro: No advisory is in effect.
- Quintana Roo: Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum are major cities/travel destinations in Quintana Roo – No advisory is in effect.
- Tabasco: Villahermosa is a major city/travel destination in Tabasco- No advisory is in effect.
- Tlaxcala: No advisory is in effect.
- Yucatan: Merida and Chichen Itza are major cities/travel destinations in Yucatan – No advisory is in effect.”
U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular of Affairs
The Riviera Maya not only has gorgeous weather and beautiful beaches but also is very safe and fun to travel to. Whether it’s a second home, retirement home or just a beautiful vacation destination you seek Mexico has much to offer. You can feel safe and secure in your real estate purchases.
Now if you have any questions about Mexico or any of the TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE properties we have listed anywhere throughout Mexico, please feel free to contact any of our Top Buyer’s Representatives and we will be glad to answer any of your questions and help you find your very own piece of real estate paradise.
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