Violence Mapped

Travel Weekly offers common sense: “The bottom line, as travel agents and wholesalers are well aware, is that all the most popular tourist areas are demonstrably safe. But just as you wouldn’t feel comfortable sending a client to certain neighborhoods of New York, Washington, Miami, Los Angeles or Dallas, there are parts of Mexico that you would be wise to have them avoid.”

Good advice, but their map definitely errs on the side of caution. For example, I have a feeling that our readers in Mazatlan would scoff at the admonition that the entire city should be avoided after dark. The good news: even by cautious analysis, the country’s most popular tourist regions get the green light.

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  1. -El Codo- says:

    As a rule of thumb, cities are less safe than town which are in turn less safe than villages. Of course a small town in parts of the state of Sinaloa can be riskier than the capitol of Yucatan, but in a general way this rule holds water. I wouldn’t wander around Mazatlan after dark. Nor would I take a moonlight stroll on its fine beach. Tourist areas though including plaza machado are safe even after dark.

  2. churpa says:

    I agree with that general rule of thumb. Last time I was in Mazatlan I felt pretty safe, but I wasn’t alone.