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Visit Mexico Cancun

Helen asks…

Do US citizens need passports to visit Cancun Mexico?

Tijuana answers:

No, you can go to Mexico with a birth certificate and a photo ID (like a drivers’ license).

Carol asks…

Is it safe to visit Mexico?

Where are the safe places to travel in Mexico?any places to avoid?

Tijuana answers:

Depends, if your going on vacation to a beach somewhere, all the tourist places are safe, like cancun, puerto vallarta,manzanillo and places like those.

But if your going to stay with your family, just don’t go to typical scary places like old allys and barr’s full of older men and stuff. The city that i would avoid juarez.

Paul asks…

is it dangerous to visit cancun right now?

My husband & I are planning a trip this summer & would really like to go to the Riviera Maya/Cancun area. But everyone we talk to says, “Isn’t it scary to go to mexico right now?” I thought the problem areas were the border towns. Am I wrong??

Tijuana answers:

Hi Reeses,
In general Mexico is a much safer place than what media depicts. As you said, most of the violence happens in the northern border states (Baja California, Durango, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León). Other “red” areas are the Guerrero state and the Michoacán State. The Mayan Riviera is a very safe place.

Avoid driving in deserted highways (mainly in Mexican northern states and by night). Stay in the tourist areas, and have the usual caution with your stuff. Keep away from drug dealers.

Murder rate in Mexico is some 12/100.000 inhabitants, versus 6/100.000 in the US and just 1/100.000 in Europe. But most of the murders are because of the drug wars, between rival gangs and the police and the navy/army. They never target tourists. The last foreigner homicides I heard of were the wife of a US Penitentiary officer (apparently a revenge) and a brazilian-american woman killed by her American husband in a Cancún resort.

I live in Mexico and travel by car every weekend, I feel safe.

Enjoy,

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