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On Valentine’s Day, Mexico timeshares made our list of “5 Romantic Getaway Timeshare Destinations” (see our slide show at: Sell my timeshare now 5 truly romantic getaway destinations). Yet, for some travelers, concerns about the current safety of travel in Mexico may cause them to think twice before they plan a Mexico timeshare holiday.

Mexico is always a popular travel destination, particularly attractive to those seeking sun and sandy beaches for Spring Break. So it’s naturally disconcerting that earlier this month, the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, issued an updated warning for US travelers in Mexico.

Although the warning points out, “Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day,” it goes on to advise against visiting certain regions of the country. The travel warning is very specific in warning against traveling off main highways and in remote areas, or traveling alone outside the traditional tourist areas of the country. Specifically, the warning includes a list of major cities and states in Mexico and each area’s safety status.

Mexico Timeshare Vacation Safety

If you are planning a Mexico timeshare vacation, you will want to take safety precautions, just as you would traveling anywhere in the world today. Don’t get separated from others in your group; don’t flash your cash or jewelry; and don’t wander off the beaten track or engage with strangers in ways that could potentially put you at risk.

No travel environment is fully safe, yet many vacationers and travelers choose timeshare because the infrastructure of timeshares intrinsically enhances safety.

When you vacation in a Mexico timeshare, you know that most of your fellow timeshare guests and owners are families or couples on holiday. While timeshares are available for short stays, the majority of guests at a timeshare resort are there for a full week and contact information for them is documented in the resort office.

Many hotels see a daily turnover in guests, yet timeshare resorts are not such transient environments. And timeshare owners concerned about safety find, if they choose to limit their travel after arriving at their destination, the resorts’ excellent on-site amenities make it easy to still enjoy an outstanding vacation experience.

As Rodolfo Lopez Negrete, chief operating officer of the Mexico Tourism Board, confidently explains, “We are very optimistic about 2012 and we’re forecasting an increase of 10 percent (in tourist travel) from the US Market.”

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