As in much of Mexico, drug cartels are a problem in areas around Los Cabos. Tourists who go to Cabo to buy drugs are one of the main reasons for this. If you want to do your part to reduce crime in Cabo, don't buy drugs. The U.
S. Department of State currently recommends extreme caution in the city, mainly due to increased gang and cartel activity. It is also true that there has been a growing rate of violent crime in recent years, along with all the number of misdemeanors, such as taxi scams and pickpockets that need to be considered. The news often highlights violence, drug cartels and kidnappings in Mexico.
Do these things also happen in Cabo San Lucas, or is it safe? Cabo San Lucas is located within the municipality of Los Cabos (Mexico). This municipality is not known to be the safest place, largely due to cartel violence that has nothing to do with tourists or even locals. However, innocent locals and visitors can be affected. What has resulted in bystanders being injured or killed, therefore, you must remain diligent with your safety in Cabo San Lucas.
As tourists are the best customers of drug cartels, they largely keep their violence away from the tourist areas of Cabo, so tourists continue to come to Cabo San Lucas. But before you pack your bags and get ready to drink tequila in this luxurious region of Baja California, you might wonder if Cabo San Lucas is safe. Although Cabo San Lucas is relatively safe, especially compared to many other parts of Mexico, crime has increased in recent years. One of the main reasons Americans travel to Cabo San Lucas is to enjoy the warm weather and relaxing beach. You can take the purple Desert Route buses between Cabos San Lucas, San José del Cabo and Los Cabos International Airport for a few dollars. The main difference is that prostitutes in Cabo San Lucas don't lean against walls in a sordid red light district.
The municipality of Los Cabos is notoriously dangerous, and for this reason, you should exercise great caution when venturing off the beaten track of the city of Cabo San Lucas (better yet, just don't). Statistically speaking, travelers are safe in Cabo San Lucas and most of Mexico, despite media sensationalism. We invite you to discover one of Cabo's best five-star resorts, overlooking the pristine white sands of Blue Flag Medano Beach for swimming and the magnificent Arco de Cabo San Lucas, and just a five-minute walk from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Many new visitors to Mexico also like to choose between Puerto Vallarta or Cabo San Lucas for a relaxing vacation. While the coastal city of Cabo San Lucas is a fairly safe area for tourists, the municipality of Los Cabos is very dangerous due to criminal activity related to drug cartels. As for tourists, Cabo is generally safe for expats, but you'll get up-to-date information in the Cabo Expats Facebook group.
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