The latest results of a two-year-long study of Mexico's 31 States ranks Los Cabos (San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas in the state of Baja California Sur) as second in public safety, tourist services and transportation infrastructure nationwide. Baja California Sur also ranks first in natural resources and environmental protection nationwide with an overall satisfaction index score of 97 percent.
Ron Hatfield, president of Los Cabos based Del Mar Developments, says in a written statement, “Avoiding vacationing in areas of Mexico like Los Cabos because of the crime in Tijuana or Mexico City is like avoiding Seattle because of problems in Los Angeles. Los Cabos remains one of the world’s most coveted destinations, untouched by the violent crimes happening in areas of mainland Mexico.”
Hatfield, a local resident and a fixture in the Los Cabos community for over 15 years, is joining forces with Jacobo Turquie Alcerreca, secretary of tourism for the state of Baja California Sur, to spread the word that Los Cabos is a safe and ideal location for vacationers and home buyers.
“The municipality of Los Cabos, a thousand miles from the U.S. border, boasts a unique geographic location at the tip of the long, narrow Baja California peninsula,” says Alcerreca, also in a written statement. “Separated from mainland Mexico by the Sea of Cortes (christened the "World's Aquarium" by Jacques Cousteau), the twin cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo and the surrounding countryside are an island-like sanctuary, unaffected by any crime or violence occurring elsewhere in Mexico.”