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Is Los Cabos Safe? New Report Ranks Mexico’s Top Tourist Spot

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Who wants to take their worries with them on vacation? Not us! Thankfully, Los Cabos is known for being a safe vacation destination.   

The U.S. State Department recently released a warning for travelers visiting certain Mexican vacation destinations this spring, and not surprisingly, Los Cabos was not mentioned in the warning.   

To add to that perception of safety, a new report from the Anáhuac Tourism Research and Competitiveness Center places Los Cabos toward the top of the list among the safest destinations in Mexico.   

Los Cabos Beach with tourists and vendors on a sunny day

The Newest Report On Los Cabos Security 

The newest report to analyze safety in Los Cabos comes from the Anahuac Tourism Research and Competitiveness Center.   

Information from the Urban Public Security Survey was used to create the report.   

That information includes answers to the question of how safe and secure people feel in Los Cabos.   

Security on a Los Cabos Beach

So How Safe Does The Report Say Los Cabos Is? 

The issues, among others, that were considered when ranking the different cities were how often individuals fear becoming a victim of a crime, and what the expectation of crime trends is among the population.   

According to the information in the report, Los Cabos falls within the top five destinations with the highest perceptions of security on the list.   

This is the second year that Los Cabos has made it to the top five.   

Tourists on a Beach In Los Cabos, Mexico With Boats and Land's End in the Background

Why Los Cabos Is Safer Than Other Destinations 

Los Cabos is not completely without crime, no big city or tourist destination in the world is, but authorities put in the effort to make the destination more secure.   

Continuous training of security officials, while at the same time increasing the number of units during busy seasons, has helped to deter crime.   

Additionally, over the last couple of years, officials have begun to utilize new technologies, like high-tech security cameras and drones, to enhance security in Los Cabos.   

Mexican police at a checkpoint

The Geographical Element 

Another reason Los Cabos is safer than many other destinations in Mexico is its geographical location.   

Located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur, Los Cabos is far removed from mainland Mexico.   

Certain parts of the mainland are where security problems are more of a concern.   

Aerial View of Land's End in Los Cabos, Mexico

So Are All Areas Of Los Cabos Safe For Tourists? 

While even Los Cabos locals generally feel safe in their hometown, visitors are advised to remain in tourist areas.   

This is where security is prioritized to protect tourists, and just like in any tourist destination, it’s better not to wander into unknown areas.   

The beaches and hotels along the Tourist Corridor, downtown Cabo San Lucas, and the beaches and marina areas in both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are all considered safe.   

tourists walking along marina

How To Enhance Your Own Security When Visiting Los Cabos 

Even though Los Cabos is considered safe, it doesn’t hurt to follow a few general safety rules.   

Whether you’re visiting Paris, Miami, Los Cabos, or anywhere else, these rules apply.   

They include: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings. 
  • Be cautious around people you don’t know.  
  • Avoid walking around alone at night.   
  • Don’t over-consume alcohol. 
  • Keep your passport and valuables in a safe place 
Tourists Out at Night In Los Cabos

What Kind Of Travelers Visit Los Cabos? 

Los Cabos can be a great vacation destination for anyone.   

Its level of security makes it safe for couples, groups, families, and even solo travelers, and you’ll find all of the above when visiting the destination.   

So, if you’re looking for a safe, fun, and fascinating beach vacation destination, Los Cabos should be on your list.

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