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Mexico Travel Warnings

Is Los Cabos Safe?


Top dangers in Mexico and how to Avoid them

Baja California SUR Cabo.NET Owing to its spectacular climate, Los Cabos, Mexico remains a tourist hotspot all year round. However, the US Department of State routinely warns their citizens about traveling to sections of Mexico due to its reputation. The Baja: Baja California and Baja California SUR, Los Cabos as it is commonly known has hazards of its own – just like any other place and tourist should use caution during their trip or vacation.

Updated 8/22/2017: The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.

"Baja California Sur (includes Los Cabos and La Paz): Criminal activity and violence, including homicide, remain an issue throughout the state. Exercise caution as Baja California Sur continues to experience a high rate of homicides. According to Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Baja California and Secretaría de Gobernación statistics, the state of Baja California Sur experienced an increase in homicide rates compared to the same period in 2016. While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. Shooting incidents, in which innocent bystanders have been injured, have occurred during daylight hours. "


Kinda scary right? Not really in our opinion. Stay away from drugs, dark streets int he inner city at night, Adult Entertainment bars and when in doubt, don't. 

If you are coming to Cabo these don't really apply although there are other dangers you really need to be aware of and hopefully prepare for.

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The Turbulent Waters of the Pacific Ocean

water proof cell phone caseCabo boasts some of the best beaches. However, the famous waters of the Pacific are also known for its killer undercurrents that can prove to be threatening for even the most seasoned swimmers. The inviting water can pose an invitation to many hidden dangers. Therefore, it is important for tourists to:

• Be extra careful when going into the waters.
• Choose beaches that are swimmable and take guidance from locales.
• Not swim in areas where lifeguards are not present.
• Take extra notice of the warning flags present on the beaches.
• Supervise their children at all times.
• Never swim under the influence of drugs and alcohol.



The Scorching Sun

It is impossible to stay indoors when you are on a vacation. And in a place like Cabo, you can’t miss the sun. However, we all know that too much sun can be harmful. The sun in Los Cabos is pretty strong and high in damaging UV rays. And of course, nothing can ruin a good holiday than sunburn or even a heat stroke. For safe travel, tourists should follow guidelines to prevent too much sun rays on their body. This includes:

• Staying in shade as much as possible.
• Protecting skin with clothing.
• Applying sunscreen to protect skin from harmful rays.
• Wearing a hat preferably with at least 2-3 inches brim all around.
• Wear sunglasses to protect UV rays.
• Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
• Protect children from the sun.


Excessive Drinking

Cabo’s atmosphere might make you believe anything goes here but be careful. The Mexican authorities do not tolerate excessive drinking and rowdy behavior. In Cabos, it is illegal to disturb the peaceful environment, litter, drink on the streets, or in public transports. The penalties of drug and alcohol abuse are severe and can result in fines and even imprisonments not to mention ruin your Mexican getaway completely.

To avoid partying and drinking, try the following remedies:

• Too much/ Hungover? Get an Hangover IV Drip detox in Cabo.
• Drink as much water and non-alcoholic beverages.
• Get plenty of rest.
• Take along a friend whenever going to a party or club to guarantee the safety of both – you and your companion.
• Never drink and drive.




Traffic and Driving

Hertz logo 125x125Traffic is one of the biggest dangers to tourists traveling to Los Cabos, Mexico. Driving around Cabo also provide the tourists with risks of violence, carjacking, and accidents. To avoid any mishaps, make sure to:

• Buy rental insurance beacuse not all credit cards will cover accidents or theft.
• Follow all traffic laws like back home - Mexico has traffic police like anywhere else.
• Drive only during daylight hours.
• Avoid overtaking drivers, cutting people off or engaging in aggression.
• As a pedestrian, take caution when crossing streets. As a driver be aware of all pedertrians.
• Sidewalks may be cracked and uneven so make sure to keep the eyes on the road when walking.


Overindulging

Lose Weight FastVacations are often synonymous with overindulgence – whether it’s too much food, water, sun, party, or even rest. This is why it is called a vacation. And when you are in Cabo – you are bound to overindulge in all the above. But when it’s over, it’s back to reality.
Cabo San Lucas offers variety in its cuisines and budget.

From traditional dishes to international restaurants – Cabo has everything to satisfy your taste buds. I know, you can’t keep your hands away from the scrumptious Ravioli, the Lobster Tacos, and the Spicy Crabs – but the last thing you want to do after you get back is step on the scale and find out you have set yourself back by 7 lbs. or more! The key is to eat well and not overdoing it. Some tips to hold you from the delicious food offered at Cabo restaurants include:

• Packing a few healthy snacks with you.
• Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
• Avoiding ordering the “fancy drinks” available at pool bars.
• Taking in a run or heading to the hotel gym every morning before heading out to sightseeing.

Cabo is a fun vacation spot – if you are careful. My advice to first-time tourist of Cabo is to make sure that you read up as much about the Mexican city as possible to make the best out of your trip.

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