Much has been made lately about the drug cartel violence in Mexico. Unfortunately some of the details get brushed over and some unjustified hysteria is generated. The reality is that Los Cabos is extremely safe and well distanced and insulated from a conflict that is a thousand miles away. The statistics dictate that Visitors are often safer in this quaint little enclave of Mexico than they would be in their own home towns. Safer in Mexico? The media machine would make that hard to believe.
The state of Baja California Sur is one of the safest states in Mexico and was specifically omitted from the Travel Warning issued by the Department of Homeland Security on August 15, 1010. There have been police confrontations in the last 18 months with the arrest of two cartel kingpins at their residences in La Paz. These were planned police ‘take-downs’ and much of the surrounding populace was evacuated before the arrests began. No one was killed.
Although the situation with drug cartels and the government crackdown remains active, no US citizens have yet been injured in these actions in Baja California or Baja California Sur. That is to say that even in much maligned Tijuana, no US citizens have been hurt and Cabo is 1000 miles even further removed. Since 2007 there have been none of the false roadblocks or tourist related incidents reported in either the state of Baja California or Baja California Sur.
Portions of these comments were directly quoted from the BajaInsider.com and I would suggest reading the entire article “Mexico travel warning in perspective”by clicking here.