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    As long as you're not buying or selling (or running) drugs, the chances of being caught in the crossfire of the terrible, deadly narco-war are extremely slim.
    I guess you've read about the Canadian man who was shot while walking to the local mall in Mazatlan. One drug gang was trying to shoot another drug gang member who was on a motorcycle and they fired without any regard for who else was around! Canadian Mike Dilorenzo was expected to make a full recovery, and despite being shot, said he'd continue to go to the town every year, telling reporters this sort of thing could happen in any city in the world.
    Crazy, vile incidents like this are on the rise, but are still extremely rare outside the US-Mexico border towns.
    Because you're cruising between these ports you'll be a lot safer than if you were driving (poor roads, wandering livestock, fatigue and occasionally bandits). The ports themselves - if you exercise reasonable care, like you would in any unfamiliar city, and maintain a sensible level of situational awareness (no need to act like a Black Ops agent at every corner!), you'll be fine. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Thank you for your answer over 7 years ago

    Answered by estanavage via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I would have no problem taking a cruise to these areas. First of all, the cruise lines constantly review their destinations to ensure the safety of their passengers. In the event that a port is deemed unsafe, they will modify the itinerary to avoid those areas. We send hundreds of visitors to these areas every year. They don't cruise to the area, but they do stay at the all inclusive resorts in the areas. We have not received any feedback to date that they feared for their safety. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Tom Carr via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    You know, I moved to Mexico in July. If you look at the crime statistics for Mexico you will see that they (OVERALL) compare favorably to any major city in the US. Since most of the violence is in the north, that means that the rest of the country is QUIET, and I mean, safer than most places in the US. I hesitate to say this, because if the truth were known many more folks would be down here. By the way, I applied and was accepted for Mexican medical care which beats anything I've seen in the US. It's SOCIALIZED. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Dennis via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Vallarta is safe. The cruise lines will soon be making 2-day/1-night visits to vallarta. See www.vallartascene.com for better info. over 7 years ago

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