Michelle Obama: Mexico is safe to travel


Dear friends,

Michelle Obama recently visited Mexico City , where she declared in an ABC interview that she felt perfectly safe during her time in Mexico with her daughters.

From the interview:

-Q: Do you think that this is a safe country for Americans to visit?

-A: Yes. And our embassys are not discouraging American visitors, I think that they are encouraging people to be aware and to be smart as they travel. I think that’s good advice anywhere in the world, that you have to be a smart, conscientious traveler; particularly young people … if you’re going to be traveling around the world it’s important to just be smart and use common sense. This is a beautiful city, this is my first visit to Mexico city and my hope is to bring the girls back here, it’s just a matter of finding the time to make it happen. The architecture here is beautiful, the people here are incredibly warm, the food is good; so this is a wonderful city to visit, the cultural wealth here is tremendous and I would encourage any american to spend time here.

Even though Mrs. Obama was talking about Mexico City, we believe her words apply to most of the beach resort areas, including Cancun and the Riviera Maya of course. We encourage you to take your time to explore this site and read all the content that we’ve carefully prepared and selected. Ask other tourists as well as “ex-pats” living and working in the area; get informed: Cancun and the Riviera Maya are safe places to visit, don’t let fear and misinformation prevent you from enjoying these beautiful spots.

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Cancun, Mexico

Photo: Ryan Stahle

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Cancun, Mexico

Photo: Guillermo Cerpa

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