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Is Mexico Safe? - September 2019

Most of the year I live on Salt Spring Island, in Canada. It’s a rural community of 10,000 ish people and crime is so low most people don’t lock their front doors or cars. When we hear the blip of a car alarm we nod knowingly that the person must be a tourist visiting the island.

Throughout the year I go to Akumal in the Riviera Maya, Mexico and spend time there. Friends of mine had questions about how safe is it in Mexico? My instinctive answer was Very safe indeed why? But for some, they didn’t seem convinced. Then friends of our daughters refused to let their daughter go on a trip to Mexico as it was too dangerous. Ok, hold your horses there, what’s going on? To me and the experience I’ve had, that’s plain crazy.

So, I decided to investigate crime in Mexico. Looking to find the difference between my experience and what some people were perceiving of Mexico. And to answer the question, ‘Is Mexico Safe?’ Read on and find out. Some of the answers may surprise you, especially if, like me, you're from the UK.

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The Riviera Maya - Voted Best Vacation Destination in Mexico

Recently Travel Weekly voted the Riviera Maya the Best Destination in Mexico. This post is designed to give you a glimpse into the Riviera Maya, its beauty, its diversity, and why out of thousands of vacation destinations around the world, it should be at the top of your bucket list.  

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Exploring The Riviera Maya is Ocean Breeze Akumal's Blog.  Here we explore the diversity of Mexico's best tourism destination to highlight the best beaches, cenotes, restaurants, attractions, Mayan ruins, etc., etc.  We provide information to help you explore this spectacular part of the world and give you tips and tricks that only the locals know.  Helping to give you the vacation experience of a lifetime.  

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