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Safety in Mexico

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We appreciate your concern for safety in Mexico. Although we understand that drug related violence has been extensively reported in the U.S. press, we want you to know that it is mostly confined to the border with the United States and a few cities within the areas of drug production.

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Sayulita, and the Riviera Nayarit, are far from the centers of violence. Sayulita is a small town where visitors and residents alike feel safe to walk the streets at night. Even children play in the town square at night without fear.

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The Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit area is not included in the advisory and is outside of the region of drug trafficking; we have had no worrisome incidents here. For a comparison you might think of going to Big Sur or Lake Tahoe and wondering if violence in Los Angeles is something about which to be concerned.

If you have any other doubts or specific questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Here's what some of our guests say:

Meredith and Akshay, Denver, CO

Hi! I just want to reiterate this!

My boyfriend and I just spent a perfect week here, and in addition to everything wonderful about the resort described above, it's worth saying that safety just isn't an issue. The resort is safely tucked away and is a couple's paradise. Sayulita, a 20-30 minutes walk away, is full of friendly local Mexicans, families (including ex-pat families now living in Mexico), and surfer/beach bums There are children everywhere, folks wandering around in trajes de baño (bathing suits), and nowhere in the town will you find anything shady or frightening, much less, violent!

Puerto Vallarta is a bustling city version of the same, and we even inquired specifically about whether there was any violence or cartel presence there. The question was laughed at (as if far-fetched), and good-naturedly denied.

If you're considering coming here, but worried about safety, please don't let it deter you!