I really like Mexico. I’ve visited more than 20 times and lived there for a couple months last year. One of the most common questions I get from my readers is about the tourist safety amid cartel shootouts and hits.
My general assertion has always been that tourists are quite safe in Mexico as long as they stay away from drugs and hookers.
Last week two Canadian tourists were killed near Playa del Carmen. It made me question my advice.
Nope. These weren’t tourists. They were drug dealers and the cartel put a hit out on them. Read the link below.
You are likely in less danger as a tourist in Mexico than you are walking around your own home town.