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Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017

Come On Down! 8 Los Cabos Magazine | winter 2017 While there are legitimate concerns about travel to some parts of México, Los Cabos remains a safe and secure destination By Fernando Rodríguez S A F E T Y The U.S. State Department regularly publishes information about travel destinations throughout the world, including advisories, warnings, and restrictions. In its latest post regarding travel to México, the State Department focused much of its attention on the Zika virus that is affecting some parts of the country—not Los Cabos—as well as the cartel-related violence that has dominated headlines despite its affecting only a limited percentage of the nation. The State Department advised caution for those traveling to La Paz—the capital city of Baja California Sur—which is roughly two hours north of Cabo San Lucas. This is primarily due to a spike in crime that lasted from late summer 2014 to the fall of 2015. Travel to Los Cabos, however, included no such warning. In fact, the only mention of it was: “Cabo San Lucas and La Paz are major cities/travel destinations in the state of Southern Baja California.” So, what does this mean? Simply put: Travel to Los Cabos is safe. And, it’s worth noting, travel to La Paz is now considered safe once again with its crime rates similar to— or better than—those of many major U.S. cities. For more information on La Paz, visit http://en.golapaz.com. There has been a concerted effort to protect and reassure visitors and travelers. That effort includes an increased presence of federal soldiers, marines, and the navy. The Zika virus continues to concern people in several countries, but there have—as of press time—been no reported cases of the virus anywhere in the Baja Peninsula or in the states nearest to it. If you’re reading this article, the chances are you’re probably already in Los Cabos or, at least seriously considering it. Well, you’re in good company. As of 2014, México is once The Cabo San Lucas Marina is a favorite destination of tourists and locals. Cabopictures.com


Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017
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