Setting the Record Straight on Cabo: Despite Upheaval in Parts of Mexico, Los Cabos Remains a Safe Travel Destination for Americans

And, yes, you can drink the water.

Sep 01, 2010, 11:30 ET from Del Mar Development

LOS CABOS, Mexico, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite recent headlines to the contrary, many regions of Mexico continue to be safe and popular destinations for American tourists, while providing all the creature comforts of home.

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.

According to Ron Hatfield, President of Los Cabos based Del Mar Developments, "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," notes Alcerreca. "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."

In fact, residential communities like Hatfield's Villas Del Mar and Espiritu Del Mar offer amenities that exceed expectations at every turn.  Residents and rental guests experience the beauty and flavor of Cabo, including access to some of the world's best golf, sports fishing, diving and surfing, plus two private member's-only clubs.  Del Mar Development homes showcase the finest construction in Mexico and boast fiber-optic phone and internet technology.  Even in the current economic climate, sales within Del Mar home sales continue to grow, with over $34 million in real estate sold in the first few months of 2010.  

For more information on Del Mar Development or to arrange an interview with Ron Hatfield or Jacobo Turquie Alcerreca, please contact Lauren Banyar Reich at Janine Gordon Associates (212-871-3020, x115) or

About Del Mar Development

Since 1995, the founders of Del Mar Development have been successfully building residential communities that set the standard for luxury real estate in Mexico.  Within the gates of Villas Del Mar, Oasis Palmilla and Espiritu Del Mar lies a collection of beachfront and ocean- view resort homes built by master craftsmen.  Residents and rental guests enjoy the finest services and amenities in the world.  Worry-free ownership and superlative property management are provided by a full-time staff of nearly 200 who take care of everything from maintaining local vehicle insurance to pre-stocking groceries and housekeeping services.  Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the Del Mar Development properties are an established community offering an escape from the ordinary and a place to make lasting memories with family and friends.  For more information, please visit

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