Good News: US State Department recognizes safety of La Paz and South Baja

Mar 14, 2012

News today that reaffirms the reputation of La Paz as the “city of peace and abundance” on the Sea of Cortez, and one of the “safest places in the world to live in and visit.”

For the first time, the the U.S. State Department’s latest 2012 travel update states no security concerns for the region, and includes “no advisory” in effect for La Paz and the entire South Baja region.

“Travelers can feel confident coming here, knowing that the peace that one quietly encounters in La Paz extends directly from the abundant ocean life and cultural richness that sets La Paz apart from any place on the planet,” said Agustin Olachea, President of La Paz Tourism Board.

More: the complete update, and press release.

Source: The Mexico Report via MarketWatch.

Clint founded Discover Loreto after being seduced by the town, charmed by the people and smitten by the beautiful Baja landscape (not to mention the fish tacos). Having purchased a little Loreto Bay casa he's happy to report that it's true: life is both relaxed and active here. Clint also co-founded Stark Insider. A lifestyle magazine with over 600,000 readers, the site covers "all things west coast" and is routinely cited alongside major publications such as San Jose Mercury News, SF Chronicle and Wine Spectator magazine. In 2013 Stark Insider TV became the largest arts and entertainment channel in San Francisco.