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These Are The Top 6 Safest Destinations In Mexico This Winter

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Mexico is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the planet. Of course, it's not only the premiere beaches and luxe resorts that attract travelers; it's the welcoming people and phenomenal culture that seals the deal.

Since Mexico has so many direct flights from all over the U.S., it's even more of a bonus to make your way to this stunning country from coast to coast.

tourist at tulum beach

Even as popular as Mexico is for vacationers, mainstream news doesn't always paint a pretty picture of this often misunderstood country.

What goes on in Juarez shouldn't be lumped in with Cancun and so on and so on…
Those willing to give Mexico a fair shake may want to know the safest spots in the country.

Here are the top 6:

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has become a favorite for travelers looking for an amazing beach getaway. It also happens to be among the safest cities in all of Mexico, making it even more appealing.

Home to world-class resorts and beautiful beaches, it's a match made in heaven for travelers seeking a sun-soaked getaway in paradise.

puerto vallarta coastline

Given its central location in Mexico, along with its convenient airport smack dab near all the sites, Puerto Vallarta is super accessible.

Upon arrival, tourists can feel right at home where safety should not be a major concern with increased police presence, improved infrastructure, and welcoming locals to have your back.

Los Cabos

Los Cabos is a top luxury destination and the price you pay solidifies that. Those ready to splurge on a ritzy vacation should look no further than Los Cabos.

Luxury is not all Cabo has going for it; it is one of the safest destinations in Mexico. Without tourists, Los Cabos would have a completely different vibe, so tourists' safety is always a top priority.

Staying at one of the upscale beachfront resorts is one of the safest moves you can make. Additionally, tourists may notice an increase in security forces between military, police and security guards.

mexico flag in los cabos

Cancun

As the most popular international destination for U.S. travelers, knowing you're safe has to be a key factor in why that's the case.

Beyond its stunning scenery, world-renowned resorts, and plentiful pristine beaches, Cancun is one of the safest places to vacation in Mexico.

New safety measures have been implemented, such as hundreds of officers being deployed. Reports say crime rates have already seen a significant drop, with the only caution being to be aware of your surroundings Downtown.

cancun at sunset

Merida

This beautiful city may not come to mind as one of the top vacation spots in Mexico. However, Merida has held a reputation for years as being one of the safest cities not only in the country but all of Latin America.

This Yucatan gem is worthy of being your main destination, but also serves as a great launching pad to the rest of this region's attractions, such as Chichen Itza.

Travelers will be in awe of the historic colonial architecture, bustling markets and delightful food all without feeling the need to look over your shoulder.

vibrant street in merida

Playa del Carmen

Travelers have their hands full picking a beach getaway in Mexico as many of them are highly safe for tourists.

Add Playa del Carmen to the list. Just south of Cancun, this smaller beach destination still packs a punch for a memorable sunny vacation.

Home to beautiful resorts and beaches that will blow your mind, travelers should have a worry-free, blissful vacation here.

Playa del Carmen has implemented new crime prevention programs and recently added to their police force.

tourists in playa del carmen

Tulum

Tulum may be the big winner for Mexico travel this winter. As the trendiest beach city in the nation, travelers have new nonstop flights from the U.S. to look forward to, plus the new Maya Train.

Not often are there a pair of huge exciting additions like this, but it's even better knowing how safe Tulum is for visitors.

Whether hitting up a gorgeous beach or checking out Mayan ruins, Tulum is prepped for a busy travel season across the board and travelers should know they're in good hands.

palm tree lined beach in tulum

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