Traveling Safely in Mexico
From Thousand Smiles Wiki
Due to recent security problems experienced by travelers in Baja California we would like to make the following suggestions:
First, refer to the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories for Mexico. You can find them by clicking here. State Dept Advisory Page.
Currently, there is a travel alert posted by the US Government. Please read it carefully. Current Mexico Travel Advisory
Second, most clinics we will provide bus transportation to and from Ensenada for a small fee. Bus_Travel_to_and_from_the_clinic
If you do travel down on your own:
1-Plan your trip to start and finish in daylight
2-When possible caravan with at least 2 or 3 vehicles.
3-Don't pull over for any vehicles that are not clearly marked as police vehicles even if they display red flashing lights.
4-If you have more than one vehicle try to always take the one that attracts less attention. In other words, leave the Rolls Royce at home.
5-Leave your expensive jewelry and watches at home.
6-Always drive within the speed limit. Remember the signs are in kilometers per hour. Don't drink and drive. Try not to do anything that would give a police officer reason to pull you over. If you do everything right you will be more likely to suspect that the red flashing lights behind you are not from a police vehicle rather than pulling over automatically.
7-Don't pull off the road to take a nap or camp out. Wait until you get to the rest area at one of the toll stations.