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Los Cabos Travel Guide

Safety in Los Cabos

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 safeā€”and be sure to make copies of your passport.


Nighttime is reasonably safe and secure here. Ask the bar or restaurant to call a taxi for you if you have far to go. Taxis aren't cheap, but you shouldn't put a price on getting home safely. All the standard precautions apply: Stick to well-lighted areas, where people congregate. Wandering dark, deserted streets or lonely stretches of beaches is never wise, nor is staggering home in a state of inebriation.

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