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5 reasons why resorts in Mexico continue to be one of the safest vacations


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Mexico’s tourism industry is thriving, and with good reason. It really is an amazing getaway, whether you’re looking for a sunny beach getaway or a more cultural experience in one of the many historic cities to choose from.

One thing is for sure, and that is that Americans love to go south to our neighbor. The irony is that there is still a narrative that Mexico is not safe.

spas in mexico

Sometimes weird crime reports can grab the headlines and create a false sense of danger, especially for Americans.

While there are certainly areas that aren’t as welcoming to tourists, Mexico’s luxury resorts shouldn’t fit into that category.

Are here 5 reasons why staying at a resort in Mexico continues to be one of the safest vacation options:

Mexico’s investment to keep tourists safe

Tourists in Cancun sign

the country pours millions of dollars in your tourism industry to keep guests safe and wanting to come back for more.

In fact, at least 3 popular beach destinations are adding even more security forces than normal. Being these:

  • cancun
  • cape
  • Carmen beach

Most tourist towns are heavily guarded by trained officers, be it armed security, police or the army.

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police in cancun

If you are new to visiting Mexico, it can be unsettling to see armed guards patrolling the area. However, they are simply doing their job to keep you safe.

Statistically safe

Has been reported that less than 1 percent of tourists in Cancun, for example, they have been victims of serious crimes.

« The dirty war against tourist destinations does not affect the government, they affect the citizens of the place where we live, » said the governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama.

Rare cases of injured tourists do occur, but they are extremely few and far between. When it does happen, it’s usually from being in the wrong place at the wrong time or perhaps exploring areas beyond the tourist hotspots.

tourist walking through the shops in Mexico

If you go with what you know, in all probability, you will remain safe in the tourist cities of Mexico. The US State Department issued an updated advisory for Mexico this spring, but the resorts were No considered unsafe.

From Mexico’s perspective, President López Obrador stated: “The State Department has banned 30 of the 32 [Mexican] states, but the country is full of Americans. »

And he added: “Quintana Roo is full. Cancun is full of Americans.”

there’s no need to leave All Inclusive Resorts

pool in riviera maya resort

Whether it’s Cabo, Cancun, or many other picturesque beach destinations, there are likely to be a variety of luxurious all-inclusive resorts for your stay.

American travelers flock here for the ultimate beach getaway, especially this time of year. Resorts offer everything you can think of to fill your day, so it’s not uncommon to never leave the hotel grounds.

Each resort will have its own security team, in addition to additional forces that will be brought in to patrol the tourist areas.

Travelers who want to enjoy all-you-can-eat buffets, drinks at swim-up bars, or just relax in a sparkling pool all day should feel like they’re in the safest place on Earth without worrying about a thing.

Rio Cabo Resort

Use verified tour guides

When you stay at a resort, most will be affiliated with local tour packages. If guests want to venture out and see the sights, taking a verified tour is the safest way to go.

Tours will offer different experiences depending on where you are, from street taco tours to whale watching tours.

As long as you book your arrangements directly through your resort, you’re in good hands.

false narrative

Those who don’t keep up with the latest travel news may be confusing their sources with the mainstream media rather than those who are « in the know. »

News report on the US border with Mexico

What often happens is that a random crime will occur and blow up US headlines, which may discourage some tourists from visiting if they follow the “Mexico is dangerous” narrative.

Another common hot topic is immigration at the US borders. Reports can vary depending on the news source. As such, the two themes combined don’t paint a rosy picture of our neighbor to the south.

Regardless of one’s beliefs on these issues, it should also not deter anyone from enjoying a vacation in one of the best places in the world to do so, especially world-class resorts.

Mexico’s economy thrives on tourism and does everything possible to make it as safe as possible for tourists, especially in the most visited vacation destinations.

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