As you are probably aware there are numerous reports in the media
about an "epidemic" of murders in Mexico. And we've been contacted by
many soon-to arrive guests & potential guests who say something like:
"My mother/brother/daughter/friend/boss said
OHMYGOD don't go to Mexico you could be murdered !!!
Tell us the truth regarding safety of traveling in Mexico!"
Which Capitol has higher murder rates:
A) Washington D.C.
B) Mexico City
Which State has higher violent crime:
B) Quintana Roo
Which City is safer:
Hint: there are no B's in Playa Sonrisa
As usual the media have taken a totally sensationalist and biased tack
in regards to the turf war between competing drug cartels.
But even a lousy reporter should realize that
TOURISTS ARE NOT THE TARGETS !
And a mediocre journalist could Google FBI Crime Stats and find that
approx 75 "typical" US cities have murder rates higher than Mexico!
Everybody knows it can be dangerous in parts of Detroit,
Baltimore, Newark, Oakland, Los Angeles & Washington, DC.
But why don't we hear the US State Dept advising citizens against
travel to popular tourist spots like Phoenix, Denver & Las Vegas?
Or telling college kids to avoid travel in the "treacherous heartland"
to places like Tulsa, Kansas City, Houston, Dallas, Memphis, Albany,
Buffalo, Atlanta, Knoxville, Little Rock, Milwaukee & Cincinnati?
Or Indianapolis, San Francisco, Louisville, Jacksonville, Miami,
and avoid the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio also.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans? Fugeddaboudit!
ALL those places have higher murder rates than Mexico!
Considering that over 22 million tourists travel to Mexico annually
(equivalent to ~20% of the entire population) that would bring Mexico
farther down the per-capita risk profile below such homicide "hot spots" as
Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Wichita ... even Orlando!
OHMYGOD don't vacation at Disney World it's not SAFE !!!
Now a good journalist could dig a little deeper and discover that
assaults & murders in the US are extremely more likely to be committed
by a family member, friend or close associate, than by random perpetrators.
The only logical conclusion:
Americans are FAR more likely to be victims of violence
in the USA than traveling to the Yucatan as a tourist.
TRAVEL ADVISORY: Visit Playa Sonrisa A.S.A.P. !!!
Just say "NO" ...
... to bathing suits!
~ ~ ~
|Caribbean Costa Maya ~ Mexico
|" Smile Beach "
|The Caribbean Done Right!
Tropical Warmth ...
Caribbean "Chill" ...
Clothing Optional ...
Affordable Value !
Violent Crime in Mexico
|Don't let biased reporting hinder your vacation pleasure.
My advice: TURN OFF Fox News & CNN and LIVE YOUR LIFE to the FULLEST !
~ Life is too short to let the media alarmists keep you from it. ~
|Costa Maya ~ "Tranquilo" Mexico
|~ Nude Bocci ~
~ Nude Snorkeling ~
And "water aerobics" daily!