I feel bad for Mexico, what with all the bad press it gets, broken telephone comments and myths that circulate. With all the hoo ha, bad mouthing and gossip, of course people believe that when they travel to any place within Mexico that they will get caught up in a massive crossfire between drug cartels and drug lords. I'm here now and gun fire has not crossed my path, nor have I witnessed any foul play. It really is peaceful in many areas of this beautiful country.
This simply isn't true and when visitors travel across Mexico there are some beautiful and SAFE places where you can still enjoy the tropical Mexican sunshine. Do not give up on Mexico as a major travel destination as there is so much beauty, history and adventure to experience.
Here are some of the top safest areas to visit in Mexico and some states which are not recommended for tourist travel.
Areas to Avoid: West Coast States of Jalisco, Juarez, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, Cuernavaca, Monterrey, tourist spots in Acapulco, Guerrero, Baja California, Durango, Rocky Point on the Gulf of California and some areas of Nayarit. (A travel warning listed by the U.S State Department and the San Franscisco Chronicle)
Safe Areas in Mexico to Explore: Quintana Roo, Baja California Sur (South side), Yucatan, Puebla, Queretaro, Campeche, Cozumel, Mayan Riviera and Isla de Mujeres.
Most of the crime and drug wars occur in Mexican states that are close to the US border. But, to say 'New York is dangerous, so don't go Los Angeles' is ludacris. Listen folks, danger and cross fire can happen anywhere these days. Be a smart traveler and stay on top of your destination's status. But don't let bad press ruin what could be a vacation of a lifetime!
Ask one of our knowledgeable travel agents at Canada Travels about some 'safe' areas in Mexico that offer discount all-inclusive packages, top amenities and some excellent tours! Visit the ruins in the Riviera Maya, go scuba diving in Cozumel and explore historic towns across the Yucatan Peninsula. Viva Mexico!
Call us at 1-800-563-5722 and allow us to help you get your Mexican adventure organized!