Your safety and that of your family is most likely your No.1 priority when choosing a place to live, which is why you will be happy to read that Puerto Vallarta is one of the safest places to live and visit in Mexico; and certainly much safer than any big city in the USA or Canada! Despite the hyped news you will watch that depicts Mexico as a country plagued by violence and insecurity, the reality in the country’s top tourist destinations like Puerto Vallarta, Cabos San Lucas and Cancun is that life in these places is probably way safer for you than living in your home town!
Puerto Vallarta is Safe
Two separate surveys recently carried out in the City of Puerto Vallarta, located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, suggests that Puerto Vallarta is considered amongst its visitors to be a safe environment. Both the Municipal Secretary for Tourism and the National Public Urban Security Survey (ENSU) released survey results that provide an insight into how safe Puerto Vallarta actually is.
What did the results show?
The survey results from studies carried out in March and April by ENSU and the Municipal Secretary for Tourism respectively confirm what most people expected: visitors feel very safe in Puerto Vallarta. The surveys targeted tourists and residents in Puerto Vallarta, inquiring about the perceived levels of safety enjoyed in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.
Municipal Secretary for Tourism
The Municipal Secretary for Tourism took time during the recent Easter vacations in Puerto Vallarta to carry out a large scale survey that asked more than 2000 people questions related to their wellbeing and safety in Puerto Vallarta. The goal was to ascertain just how safe tourists considered the famed tourist spot of Puerto Vallarta to be. In order to obtain results that were more reflective of the whole experience enjoyed by tourists, the surveys concentrated on asking questions of visitors who had already spent quite a few days in Puerto Vallarta when they were coming to the end of their stay. That way, visitors had passed enough time in the city to be able to give a realistic response to the survey.
The surveys carried out by ENSU were focused on general levels of safety in Puerto Vallarta according to residents. Because this was a national survey, the results were also compared to other cities in Mexico. The outcome was that Puerto Vallarta is one of the safest locations in the country. The ENSU survey looked at a variety of issues including safety when using ATMs and banks, using public transport and being out on the streets during the day and night.
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Reference: www.vallartadaily.com [retrieved April 20th, 2017]