Rich in culture and rustic beauty, it’s in the very least a place to explore for a week or over a weekend. A combination of conflict, fundamental regimes, extreme climate issues and just a lack of personal safety, have made travel a much more considered pastime.

Puerto Escondido is on the Oaxacan coast, and it’s a surfer’s paradise. What do surfers enjoy most? The last one on my list is probably the one most readers were expecting –and maybe not one of the safest cities in Mexico according to the mainstream media. Something to ponder. Some for a weekend, some for a week, and a handful lived there for a year or more.

Liz Flynn has worked as a full-time writer since 2010 after leaving a career in education. The entire city is painted a bright vibrant color of yellow with white trim and there are ancient Maya ruin sites at every turn. Keep all of these tips in mind, and you’ll have a blast as you visit these safe cities in Mexico for your next vacation. Sanctuary of Atotonilco, less than 10 miles away, is also a World Heritage Site and an important pilgrimage site for penitent Mexicans and tourists alike.

It’s not so much a party town as the previous two, but great for some cultural weekend trips.

A post shared by Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa (@dreams_huatulco) on Mar 26, 2019 at 7:09pm PDT. Foreign women, especially, are perceived as easy targets. This again is another city full of history – with ancient ruins making up part of the city centre. Big picture thinker, observer, catalyst, husband, and digital nomad. Curiosity is probably the driver that has sent me on magical mystery tours around the world.

amzn_assoc_asins = "B000UVTDLG,B07JWDF8V9,B008RZ7F1M,B0763XRDGX"; While many people in Mexico you will have some that speak English, particularly those working in tourist-oriented places such as hotels and bars, but as I found in Cancun a lot of people will not have a clue what you’re saying. If you are traveling to Tulum you should still exercise common sense when venturing out into the downtown area – Don’t walk around alone at night, lock your doors and be aware of your surroundings. Beaches and a long malecón (esplanade) border large swaths of the city. You truly won’t regret your decision. In the midst of all of this splendour is probably one of the safest resorts in Mexico – Cabo San Lucas.

European tourism is on the rise!

There’s so much culture here to be had; you’ll never get tired of finding new things to discover and love.

Don’t forget to visit Frida Kahlo’s studio among many other museums and galleries celebrating the vast range of history in Mexico. A couple can live in Mexico for as little as $1,500 a month, depending on the location—including rent and healthcare. Mexico is a very large country comprised of 31 states. The oldest city in the Americas—Mexico City always get a bad rep for being dangerous. I don’t travel much, but honestly, I would wait to visit Mexico until everything dies down a bit.

Always carry a photocopy of your identification with you at all times in case the police stop you.

Lake changes colors from crystalline to deep turquoise due to underwater cenotes and limestone lakebed.

[…] If you are traveling to a country where you don’t speak the local language, learn a few basic greetings. Seriously, they have boat trips, day trips, horseback riding… everything.

The beauty of nature can be found anywhere in Tulum.

No country is perfect, and Mexico has gotten more than its share of knocks. It used to be a much-overlooked destination, but in the 1980s an international airport was built there and now it hosts a lot of tourism and travelers from all over the world.

Safe enough, (sticking to the right places) it is safe to travel to Mexico. These are in order of our preference, not by how safe they are.

Use your common sense and make sure you purchase travel insurance. According to the area’s police, the top crime here is petty theft.