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Los Cabos Magazine #43

These photos represent increased interest and development in Los Cabos. Puerto Los Cabos (left) in San José del Cabo boasts a relatively new marina and many new residents. Auberge’s VieVage (right) is a new hotel and real estate development being built along Chileno Bay.  8 Los Cabos Magazine | Spring 2016 Francisco Estrada (2) LOS CABOS MAGAZINE, revista trimestral, edición número 43, Marzo 2016. Editado por: PROMOCIONES TYSON S.A. DE C.V. Editor Responsable: Joseph Anthony Tyson Carlton. No. de Certificado de Reserva otorgado por el Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor: 04-2005-062017021100-102. No. de Certificado de Licitud de Título: No. 13247. No. de Certificado de Licitud de Contenido: 10820. Domicilio de la Publicación: Calle Flor de Pitaya Mza. 7 Lote 30, Fracc. Jacarandas, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, México, 23410. Impresor: Los Cabos Magazines Inc., Tyson Promotions, Inc. 303 Magnolia Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1720. Tel. (858)-569-0172. Imprenta: Publication Printers Corp, 2001 S. Platte River Dr. Denver Colorado 80223. Tel. (303)-936-0303. Distribuidor: PROMOCIONES TYSON S.A. DE C.V., Calle Flor de Pitaya Mza. 7 Lote 30, Fracc. Jacarandas, Cabo San Lucas, BCS México, 23473 Despacho. LOS CABOS MAGAZINE, published four times per year, issue number 43, March 2016. Published by: PROMOCIONES TYSON S.A. DE C.V. Editor Responsible: Joseph Anthony Tyson. Número de Certificado de Reserva otorgado por el Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor: 04-2005-062017021100-102. Número de Certificado de Licitud de Título: No. 13247. Número de Certificado de Licitud de Contenido: 10820. Publication Address: Calle Flor de Pitaya Mza. 7 Lote 30, Fracc. Jacarandas, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, México, 23410. Printer: Los Cabos Magazines, Inc., 303 Magnolia Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1720. Tel. (858)- 569-0172. Printed at: Publication Printers Corp, 2001 S. Platte River Dr. Denver Colorado, USA 80223, Tel. (303)-936-0303. Distributor: PROMOCIONES TYSON S.A. DE C.V. Office: Calle Flor de Pitaya Mza. 7 Lote 30, Fracc. Jacarandas, Cabo San Lucas, BCS México, 23473. their own country, versus México. As Baja Insider points out, the murder rate of U.S. tourists in México in 2014 was “a minuscule 0.39 per 100,000 visitors. Putting those numbers in perspective, not a single U.S. city with a population of more than 100,000 has a murder rate that low, and only 5 countries in the world are that safe to live in: Lichtenstein, Monaco, Singapore, Japan and Iceland.” These are only a few of the latest statistics to dispel the notion that México’s many charms—including beautiful beaches, outstanding food, and friendly and outgoing people—are overshadowed by crime problems. They aren’t, and they never were. But prospective visitors should be aware that problem areas do exist, if sometimes for only a brief period. This was the case in Baja California Sur’s capital city, La Paz, which suffered through a two-year period of cartel related violence. That sad period is mentioned in the most recent U.S. State Department travel warnings about Baja California Sur, which were the first ever to be issued for the area. Baja California Sur: Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo and La Paz are major cities/travel destinations in the state of Southern Baja California – Exercise caution in the state capital of La Paz. According to the Department of Interior of Mexico, in 2013 Baja California Sur registered its highest homicide rate since 1997. Many of these homicides occurred in La Paz, where there has been an increase in organized crime-related violence. But let’s be clear about one more stat: 0 – That’s the number of U.S. visitors harmed during La Paz’s recent crime surge. The bottom line is that no matter where you are, you should exercise caution and observe a few simple rules. Be aware of your surroundings, don’t get overly intoxicated, and understand what the real risks are. For example, driving and swimming offer much greater potential for harm in Los Cabos than crime. But even these can be mitigated with a little local knowledge: namely, that one shouldn’t rent a car without a basic knowledge of Spanish-language street signs, and that rip currents are very strong off Cabo San Lucas’s Pacific Ocean side beaches. So be smart, stay safe, and by all means enjoy Los Cabos! Y


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