According to the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times,safety is a top priority in Mexico and tourist destinations have received a green light in the latest safety report from the U.S. State Department. In addition,President Peña Nieto has promised to make the country an even safer place throughout his term in office,prompting the slogan “safety first in Mexico.”
“The state-by-state evaluations produced this year,clearly outlining areas to stay away from and places that call for caution,are finally informative enough to encourage travelers to make intelligent decisions,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle. “Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year.”
In fact,the State Department’s updated travel advisory serves as an excellent guideline for U.S. leisure travelers and “nearly every one of the destinations that draw the vast majority of U.S. tourists to Mexico gets the green light.” The destinations in Mexico real estate that have been deemed safe include the entire Yucatan Peninsula,which is home to Cancun and the Riviera Maya,the Costa Maya,Chichen Itza,Merida and Campeche state.
Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are also exempt from warnings,in addition to Baja California Sur,which is home to Cabo San Lucas and La Paz,as well as the popular destination of Todos Santos,the East Cape coastline and the gray whale calving lagoons in San Ignacio. In addition,the state of Guanajuato,which is home to Guanajuato City,San Miguel de Allende and Leon,received a favorable evaluation,as did the states of Chiapas,Hidalgo,Oaxaca,Puebla,Queretaro,Tabasco and Tlaxcala.
The capital of Mexico City is also exempt from travel warnings,with the remaining trouble spots isolated in northern Mexico,which is far from any of the country’s popular tourist destinations.
“Peña Nieto’s priority is to make Mexico a safer place – for its citizens,for tourists,for businesses,” writes the New York Times.