Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Punta Mita is Mexico's Malibu

Punta Mita was in the spotlight in a recent piece that ran in the Orange County Register. The article highlights how this relaxed tourist destinations grew from a quaint fishing village to become a hotspot for surfers and adventure seekers. Here's just a little of what they had to say about beautiful Punta Mita:

Needing a break from reality, and a relief from the chilly waters in Orange County that were causing near-hypothermia if you didn't put on a full wetsuit, I wanted somewhere warm with a flight close enough to take just a few days away from work. I talked my travel partner Jen into joining the adventure, and we booked our trip to Punta de Mita.

Forget about the bad you've heard about other parts of Mexico.

There are no gun-toting druglords out to get you on this peninsula. There's no swine flu lingering. In all of my travels, this is among the most luxurious places I've ever laid eyes upon.

You can find the complete article here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Travel Safety in Perspective: USA vs. Mexico

Tim Liffel's Cheapest Destinations Blog recently gathered some statistics of crime rates in Mexico and the U.S. that give a revealing look at tourism in Mexio. Although this is no large shock to those with an intimate knowledge of the country, traveling in Mexico is much safer than you might expect. A spate of bad press will often highlight homicides in border cities, but doesn't shed much light on crime rates in popular tourist destinations.

For example, the murder rate in the Yucatan is on par with Evansville, Indiana or Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Even Mexico City is relatively safe, with a homicide rate equal to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

See Tim Liffel's complete post by clicking here.