Sayulita, aquí llegamos!

Posted by Ted on Mar 15, 2009 in Travel

Where we’ll be in a week and a half!

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Mar 16, 2009 at 5:34 am

Please, be careful and stay safe. . Another friend of mine just came back from Cozumel and said that there are more machine guns on the corners (in the hands of police) than ever before.

The greatest increase in violence has occurred near the U.S. border. However, U.S. citizens traveling throughout Mexico should exercise caution in unfamiliar areas and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Mexican and foreign bystanders have been injured or killed in violent attacks in cities across the country, demonstrating the heightened risk of violence in public places. In recent years, dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico. Many of these cases remain unresolved. U.S. citizens who believe they are being targeted for kidnapping or other crimes should notify Mexican officials and the nearest American consulate or the Embassy as soon as possible, and should consider returning to the United States.

I want you to be safe and happy and I don’t mean to rain on your parade, I just want you to come home safely as well. It’s only a Travel Alert, not a Travel Warning. But please, be very careful.

Mar 16, 2009 at 7:39 am

Thanks for the information. I feel pretty certain that this small fishing village is probably outside of the areas of caution. That said, we do travel with our wits about us, and will do what we can to be as safe as possible.

We want to come home, too :)

Mar 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I spent 17 days in the Yucatan around the holidays. Machine guns are worn by ALL police, that’s just the way it is.

In fact, on Cozumel they had tourist police who are there just to give accurate info to visitors, and of any place we stayed, they were the most friendly and helpful there. If anything, the Yucatan is the safest part of Mexico (the assassinations in Cancun recently notwithstanding, which were mob related), and kidnappings there are abnormal — killing tourists in general is bad for buisness.

Two other friends just returned from Oaxaca/Mexico city, and were fine.

Mar 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Enjoy the villiage life!

The Puerto Vallarta beach is beautiful early in the morning. After breakfast, it is teaming with people pushing wares. They were fairly aggressive, especially the kids, So I also reiterate, be careful with your pockets and personal items.

Mar 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Re: Enjoy the villiage life!

Good thing we’re not going to Puerto Vallarta, then!

Mar 17, 2009 at 12:52 am

Looks sweet bro :)

Have fun!