‘The Capes’ ranks as the safest destination in Mexico according to a study
Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo have been named the safest places in Mexico, according to a recent official study.
With arrivals surpassing 2019 levels and accounting for nearly 8% of all air traffic in Mexico, San Lucas and San Jose are poised to become the new Cancun.
Americans are particularly fond of “The Capes”, as evidenced by the 22% increase in visits so far in 2022 compared to 2019.
Level 2 advice
Los Cabos Tourism Trust is an organization that tracks tourism data and trends in the region.
According to Rodrigo Esponda Cascajares, director of the Trust, Los Cabos remains at level 2 in the travel advisory in addition to ranking among the safest destinations in Mexico. Let’s explain what this means:
The United States assigns different risk classifications to travel destinations, ranging from 1 to 4. While level 1 indicates that there is no danger for tourists, level 4 is a list of prohibited areas.
Los Cabos, along with Cancun and several other Mexican beach towns, has been classified as a Tier 2 destination; people are only asked to exercise caution when visiting.
In reality, Tier 2 is the lowest position a large urban area can aspire to. Countries like the UK, France, Germany and even Denmark, where violent crime is virtually non-existent, have received the same warning.
The beautiful Capes now have their own official safety badge from their country after gaining international recognition.
One of the safest cities in Mexico
According to Cascajares, Los Cabos consistently ranks in the top six for security awareness in Mexico. The other five include San Pedro Garza Garcia, Benito Juarez, Tampico, Piedras Negras and Saltillo
The study, conducted by INEGI, Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography, looked at 75 of the country’s “main” cities, with “citizen perception of security” among the top.
Of course, tourist satisfaction is high, as evidenced by the region’s incredible recovery during the post-pandemic holiday season, which has significantly outperformed other parts of Mexico.
Cascajares says Los Cabos has not experienced any significant negative events in the “past 4 or 5 years” and the region remains consistently at Level 2.