Got another question about Cabo San Lucas / San Jose del Cabo and the Mexican drug cartel violence the US media loves to trumpet lately. Is there a connection? Should I be worried if I’m travelling to Cabo? Will I be abducted by the Mexican Mafia and cut up into little pieces? No. No. No.
Here’s the latest Cabo querey
I am starting to get discouraged about my trip to Cabo since everyone is telling me that I will likely be abducted by the Mexican Mafia and cut into pieces. I read most of your Cabo website, but not sure how long ago that was posted. How safe are things currently and what should I expect in the first week of May? I will continue to browse through your website. It has encouraged me to try and venture out to get a tasty Taco. Anxious Traveler
Dear Anxious Traveler,
Everything you hear about Mexican drug cartels, drug violence, kidnappings, murders and the like almost always includes the following geo-modifying phrases: Nogales, Juarez, Tijuana, border town, etc. Cabo is about 1,000 curvy miles from the US border. It’s everything but a border town and a seriously solid two day drive to the US.
Drug cartels have no reason to focus effort on Cabo. Los Cabos should remain a peaceful tourist mecca even if the FUD about Mexico becoming a “failed state” is true. There’s too much clean money to be made in Cabo. The only thing to know about an early May Cabo trip is that you might catch the tail end of some spring breakers. If you’re on your spring break, that can be fun. If not, drunk teenagers might annoy you. Enjoy your trip!
– Dan Dreifort