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Is Mexico Safe?

With reports in the media about killings and the State Department issuing travel warnings about visiting the country, you might well be asking yourself is it safe to travel to Mexico? I decided to have a look at some of the facts behind the stories to give you the simple answer.

Is Mexico safe

Violence: Where it is
It is highly unlikely that you will be involved in or even witness a violent crime when you are in Mexico. Of the 2,500 municipalities in the country less than 20 have a security problem. This means that in a country the size of Western Europe, you have to avoid an area the size of Wales, making it very safe to travel in Mexico.

Is Mexico safe for tourists

Death Rate
Looking at the murder rate per 100,000 gives you an idea of just how safe travelling to Mexico is. The death rate per 100,000 is 22.8. Yes that’s way above Canada at 1.6, but it’s a hell of a lot less than Honduras at 91.6 or even the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia at 25.2.

Mexico safe for tourists

In Favour
The Mexican Government hasn’t yet published its tourism figures for 2012, but in 2011 22.7 million foreign visitors arrived by air. The only time most of those tourists felt like they were going to die were after drinking too much Tequila.

Travellers safe in Mexico

As a tourist, the simple question you have to ask yourself is why would you want to visit one of the three states where violence caused by the drugs trade is happening, when there is so much more of the country that is a) safer and b) more interesting? Put simply you wouldn’t. So unless you happen to try to set yourself up as a drug kingpin the sensationalist media stories shouldn’t bother you.

The Magic of Mexico

Have you considered taking your next holiday in Mexico? With gorgeous beaches, stunning mountains, delicious food and a warm, vibrant culture, Mexico is a fantastic holiday destination. Here are just some of the wonderful adventures that await you in Mexico.

Holiday Mexico

A Unique and Varied Landscape
Whether you want to go hiking in the hills or swimming above a coral reef, you are sure to find your outdoor bliss in Mexico. The landscape includes dramatic rock formations, scorching deserts, dazzling beaches and verdant jungles. Along the coast, you will also find some of the best diving opportunities in the Western hemisphere. Best of all, most areas in Mexico offer a warm tropical climate, so you can work on your tan no matter which area you visit.

Mexico Ruins

Mysterious Ruins
All around the country you can find intriguing historical sites from ancient civilizations like the Aztec and the Maya. Near Mexico City, you can visit the pyramids at Teotihuacan, which stood as part of the Aztec empire of Montezuma. Further south, you can visit the Mayan ruins of Palenque and Chichen Itza, which display the bygone splendor that dominated Mexico’s southern jungles.

Delicious Food
Tasty eats can be found in ever corner of the country. Fresh corn tortillas, homemade tacos, and enchiladas swimming in spicy sauce are just a few of the flavorful dishes that you can find here, For dessert, try the deep-fried ice cream, or sip a margarita on the beach.

Make It Happen
While Mexico is known for offering a range of holidays to suit different budgets, any type of travel can be expensive in the long run. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to raise the cash to fund your trip before you leave. For example, you can set aside a bit each month, pick up some extra shifts at work, or find a way to earn extra money on the side.

One way to supplement your monthly income is to sell your old clutter online. All you have to do is take an inventory of what you wish to sell, find a site that specializes in the types of products you wish to unload, and wait for the cash to role in. While it’s possible to find a buyer for almost anything online, secondhand bestsellers tend to include good quality apparel, accessories, jewelry, electronics, and antiques. For example, if I wanted to sell my laptop, I would just look online for a site that sells secondhand electronics and then create a listing. With some items, such as electronics, you may also be able to sell them through sites that specialize in buyback programs and recycling. That way, you’ll not only be funding your travels, but also doing your part for the environment.

Additionally, there are plenty of other ways to fund your dream holiday to Mexico. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit this beautiful country. Soon, you’ll be relaxing on a Caribbean beach, sipping a margarita and enjoying the Mexican sunset.