Is Cabo San Lucas Safe?


Although the Los Cabos area is already one of the safest places to vacation and reside, the government’s local agencies prioritize the security of its visitors and residents. From the director of tourism to the federal police, their mission is to protect and to serve at the airport, beaches, marina, and on the roads and city streets.

Contrary to what is reported by many mainstream U.S. media, crime is not an all-encompassing problem in México. It is isolated, just as crime in the U.S. is not rampant throughout the contiguous states. Not all of the U.S. is under a crime siege by socially disturbed individuals, and not all of México is involved in drug wars.

Possible tourists have heard or read misleading reports that México is a violent country and canceled their travel plans. México is a very large country, and Los Cabos is far removed from the violence affecting other parts of the nation. The U.S. State Department confirms  that millions of U.S. citizens safely visit México each year. This includes tens of thousands who cross the border every day for study, tourism or business and at least one million U.S. citizens who live in México. The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors to major tourist destinations. Resort areas and tourist destinations do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major drug-trafficking route.

Los Cabos is Secure and Safe

The Mexican Naval Marine base supports the local security program by providing protection and assistance in controlling maritime traffic and operating search-and-rescue missions in and about Los Cabos. Its inventory of top-notch equipment includes intercepting patrol and defender boats and helicopters with trained and qualified crews on duty 24-7.

Patrols provide security by escorting cruise ships from 12 miles out up to anchor point, with small boats guarding their flanks during their stay in port. Naval personnel handle calls for help and monitor the dock on foot and aboard small boats in the marina. Foot patrols can be seen walking the beaches during high-tourism season. All personnel are trained to implement contingency plans and programs to assist civilians in times of emergency, such as hurricanes.

Ask any foreign resident living in Los Cabos whether he is afraid to live here and the answer is unequivocally the same. “I feel safer here than anywhere else I have ever lived.” As in any foreign country, one needs to be careful and wise. Follow rules and obey the laws.

Smart Tourist

Is Cabo San Lucas Safe? Ask yourself, “Would I do this in my own country?” Use common-sense precautions and visit only legitimate businesses and tourist areas during daylight hours. Avoid areas where criminal activity might occur can help ensure that travel to México is safe and enjoyable.

Just because you’re on vacation does not mean that you can drink to extreme, become disorderly, or walk late at night on darkened streets or alone on the beach.

Don’t take chances you wouldn’t if you were back home.

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Is Cabo San Lucas Safe? Yes, Los Cabos is an unforgettable vacation experience in a safe and secure environment! Come enjoy the beauty and all the incredible activities associated with this part of the world.