Most people who visit Mexico have positive experiences and don't encounter any problems. However, as in other tourist destinations throughout the world, crime is a fact of life, and as a foreigner you may be targeted for theft. In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety:
- Blend in as much as possible. Try to be discreet.
- Choose ATMs in malls or stores if possible. Avoid using ATMs at night or in deserted places. When you withdraw money from an ATM put it away immediately.
- Carry only the cash you need for the moment in your pocket or purse.
- Exercise particular caution when in crowds, markets or on public transportation. Pickpockets can be very crafty and sometimes work in pairs - one person will distract you while another takes your wallet.