Is it Safe to Travel to México?
We get this question all the time. Our answer is always in the form of a question … “Are you planning to buy or sell drugs while you are in México?” If not, then you should be fine.
Can you happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and something bad happens?
Of course. That is a possibility in any country and in any city or town in the world. México is no different.
That being said . . . We can tell you what you will find in México.
In almost all cases, you will find that the local Mexican people (just like in most places around the world) pretty much go about their lives everyday in peace.
In fact, we bet that on our tours, you will encounter some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.
Time and time again our travel guests who may have had some safety concerns prior to traveling to México, end their tour with comments like,
“The people were so friendly.” “We never once felt unsafe.” “We love visiting México!”
And we think you will too!
What is the Most Dangerous Thing I Will Encounter in México?
We are serious when we say that in our opinion, the most dangerous thing to watch out for in México are uneven sidewalks.
While walking on your tour, you may encounter cracks and holes in them as well as uneven pavement. Sometimes there are low-hanging signs, tree branches, and wires above. Sometimes tree trunks and utility poles are found right in the middle of the sidewalks.
At times, walking down sidewalks in México can be likened to maneuvering through an obstacle course.
One Canadian who lives in México once told us that she always advises visitors to, “Don’t Walk and Gawk at the same time.”
In other words, watch where you are stepping.