Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mayakoba & Cabo; Safe Havens in Mexico

In the last year, the number of drug related murders & violence, primarily along the Mexican border has been alarming. So much so, that Mexico as a whole has been making headlines across the world, leaving the impression that South of the Border is now the Wild, Wild West.

This unfortunately has mistakenly made many tourists weary of traveling to Mexico, when in fact - so far, almost all of incidents are isolated to towns very far away from major tourist areas involving only those engaged in criminal & drug activity, that they have no impact on the safety of regions on the opposite side of the country.

Regions such as the Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya and Cabo San Lucas are hundreds of miles away from the areas of recent conflict, and therefore feel little if any repercussions at all.

The U.S. State Department has noted that the greatest increase in violence has occurred near the U.S. Border, and many areas are effectively safe to visit. Nevertheless, tourists must take precautionary measures while traveling, but not eliminate the option of traveling to Mexico.

Mayakoba is situated just south of Cancun on Mexico's prized Caribbean coast - the Riviera Maya. A mere 40 minute drive from the towering hotels of Cancun, visitors will discover a completely different experience. Here, nestled in a lush natural paradise, lies Mayakoba, a truly unique resort destination.

Mayakoba is comprised of several luxury hotels including: The Mandarin Oriental- Riviera Maya, The Rosewood Mayakoba and The Fairmont Mayakoba .

The resort town of Cabo San Lucas, named for the slender cape extending eastward from Baja's southernmost tip, gradually developed into a tourist hot spot the last forty years. Today, Los Cabos is booming and is currently the the seventh most popular tourist destination in Mexico and the second fastest growing resort community in the country. With a permanent population of only 40,000, many of them retirees, the tourist to resident ratio is quite high, especially during the peak Nov-Feb tourist season.

Our line-up in Cabo includes two of the most popular properties in our Luxury Hotel Collection: Las Ventanas Al Paraiso and One & Only Palmilla.

So, book that Spring Break or "Cinco de Mayo" getaway now and ignore this "bum wrap" that all of Mexico is getting

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, the violence has definitely been blown way out of proportion. I love going to Cabo, it's a beautiful place to vacation! Safety is always important wherever you travel. Great post!

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