Traveling to a different country can always be a risk, especially now with a global pandemic. While Mexico has long been a favorite country for Americans to travel to, some places are safer than others, in terms of both crime and the pandemic. Much of the country is under federal warnings to reconsider travel, but there are a few places where, with extra precautions in place, one can travel to, provided you have tested negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival. Mexico does not require a negative COVID-19 test to enter but it’s still important to get tested if you’re going to
It’s also important to note that staying at a resort property adds an extra layer of security due to their enhanced health and safety protocols. That’s why going to some of the most popular tourist destinations, like the Riviera Maya or Los Cabos, will be your safest bet this year. Click through to see the safest places to visit in Mexico, and as always, make sure to follow proper guidelines and check out the U.S. Department of State’s travel advisory page.
Loreto, located in Baja California Sur, is one of the oldest towns in the Mexican state and is known for being a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Go on a whale watching tour, discover dolphins swimming in the ocean as you watch some of the most beautiful sunsets around and visit the Loreto National Marine Park, home to 800 species of fish and marine life. Hike the Sierra de la Giganta, the local mountain range, to discover prehistoric cave art. Check out the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa or the Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa. And according to the state’s coronavirus website, Loreto has the smallest amount of cases in the state. Baja California Sur is currently under the “orange” designation in Mexico’s phased reopening system, which means that all restaurants, hotels, parks and more are operating at 50% capacity. Measures such as masks and social distancing are still required.
Los Cabos is most definitely the most popular destination in Baja California Sur to visit. This resort-heavy locale is actually made up of two cities: San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. It offers more than twenty miles of beachfront paradise along the southernmost tip of the state. There’s also no lack of incredible all-inclusive resorts here, from the romantic adults-only Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort to the stunning cliffside Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort.
La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur, and is known for its beaches and beachfront promenade Malecón, which features artwork by Mexican artists. It’s also a famous university town, where the most popular major is marine biology. It’s no wonder why: stunning blue water, sea lions, dolphins, whales and a plethora of other marine life make their homes alongside the city’s beach. Taking care of the environment is big here, and so are the opportunities for outdoor adventures. To start your hotel search, try the Puerta Cortes. The beaches in the state are also operating at 30% capacity because of the pandemic, so you have a great opportunity to enjoy a more serene beach experience.
Reproduced from an article in Travel Pulse