You will find in your research, that the travel advisory for this area isn’t well advised – unless you’re involved in some kind of organized crime.
Have there been shootings here? Yes. Even one near a public beach out of town where three people connected with organized crime were killed. But Orlando had a tragic night club shooting, a coffee shop near my apartment in downtown Vancouver had an execution at point blank. Paris and elsewhere in Europe have sadly been the focus of terrorist attacks lately on random sites filled with citizens. Are they still wonderful places that you should consider going to? 100%.
For vacationers, when compared to major U.S. Cities, non-tourist regions in Mexico, major cities in Canada and popular destinations in Europe, Los Cabos as a whole is the far safer choice every day of the week.
Cabo is also much safer than our home town of Vancouver, Canada.
Vancouver has far more violent crime, muggings, break-ins per capita on its own citizens and tourists than Los Cabos.
When I first saw statistics proving that Vancouver was more dangerous than Cabo, I was surprised.
I thought, “What? How can that be! That’s my hometown, which I know is safe! I lived there, walked around, went wherever I wanted and never felt in danger. All my friends are there, and I never ask any of them if they feel safe in Canada.”
This may also be what you’re thinking of your own home town and comfort zone versus here.
Would I ever tell anyone not to visit Vancouver? Of course not! It’s a beautiful city with endless activities and unforgettable landscapes.
I would recommend, “Don’t go looking for crack in a back alley on East Hastings, please and thank you!”
If you take a look around, you’ll see you are highly unlikely to be the subject of any kind of crime here in Cabo.
If that still scares you, this isn’t the right choice for you.
If that’s a mindset you’re married to, when you arrive, you may find yourself only looking for those answers you already want to believe.
Not everyone wants to leave the dock.
Listen to enough stories and you’ll hear something bad about everywhere in the world. The smallest rural town in America to tragic bombings in Europe.
The world you don’t know and the ocean you haven’t crossed can be daunting places.
Do your research and form the most objective and accurate picture in your mind that you can. You’re likely to find the positive outweighs the bad… and you just might have the time of your life.