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US Travel Alert on Los Cabos

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Only one tourist hurt in 8 months, but drug deaths push US travel alert on Los Cabos...

Most likely everyone now knows that the US has issued a travel alert on Mexico.

Sadly, Los Cabos and La Paz, are both mentioned in the specific alert for Baja California Sur.

Given the increase in drug related deaths over the last few months, this probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. 

Yes, there been over 150 drug related deaths. But these deaths need to be seen in context. They have all been drug related. Only two incidents have occurred in tourist areas (Palmilla Beach, and one hotel in San Jose). 

Only one tourist has been harmed (minor arm injury). That was back in March. Over 300, 000 tourists visited in March. The number of visitors have now reached approx.1.5 million. No other visitors have been harmed. 

It's now been two days since the travel alert was issued. And the Hotel Association of Los Cabos has reported that so far, there have been no cancellations. That in itself, must say something. 

Of course, visitors should be concerned. And of course the US should protect its citizens. Anyone coming to Cabo needs to know what is going on. But think twice before you cancel your holiday...

Don’t judge Cabo just on a travel alert form the US. Call your hotel, the Los Cabos Tourist Board, or any other local tourist providers. They will all be happy to answer your questions. Then, make up your own mind how safe Cabo really is. 

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