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Safety in Los Cabos
Mexican drug cartel activity has turned border areas into no-go areas the past couple of years. We've scaled coverage of the border cities back dramatically for this edition, but hope that will be only a temporary measure. Other than stopping for border formalities, drive through, not to, communities such as Tijuana and Mexicali.
Although Los Cabos is one of the safest areas in Mexico, it's still important to be aware of your surroundings and to follow standard safety precautions. In Los Cabos, pickpocketing and petty thievery are usually the biggest concerns.
Standard precautions always apply: Distribute your cash, credit cards, and IDs between a deep front pocket, an inside jacket pocket, and a hidden money pouch. Don't carry more money in your wallet than you plan on spending for the day or evening. And, most important, leave your passport behind, with your other valuables, in your in-room safe—and be sure to make copies of your passport.
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