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RE: Is Baja Safe?« Reply #1 on: April 22 2008 16:04:00 »
I drove down in October for and had no problems at all. In general people were friendly the whole way (moreso the farther south and away from the border I got...pretty typical of Mex.). I camped on beaches the whole time and most of the time felt comfortable enough to leave my truck unlocked while I was out in the water. The exception there was around Cabo and San Jose, which is pretty much just common sense to lock up. For the most part the better your attitude towards the locals (no matter where you are) the better they will be towards you. Bottom line is just keep aware of your surroundings and if something seems shady then get away from that situation. You don't have to walk around with your ninja hands ready to go, but trust your instincts and you'll be ok.
RE: Is Baja Safe?« Reply #2 on: April 22 2008 19:04:00 »
"Ninja hands ready to go". haha that's funny, I can picture that.
But yes I have the same experiences in baja as the above author.
RE: Is Baja Safe?« Reply #3 on: April 30 2008 21:04:00 »
just to the right of baja, we have the safest beaches on a long stretch of mexican coastline with over 180 miles of empty points, reefs and rivermouths that fill in with incredible surf...
the safest, family-friendly zone you will find anywhere south of the border... and investment has been pouring in from all over the world, and the government here has a very solid infrastructure investment plan to make sure sinaloa and mazatlan will never become another "baja."
you can see our report at mexicosurfshop com
RE: Is Baja Safe?« Reply #4 on: May 01 2008 12:05:00 »
Dear global, the last post by rubme is so off; Los Mochis is the end line for the cartel in the Sonoran Mts. using Copper Canyon train to off-load illegal timber, gold (panned in park with cyanide and mercury), pot, poppies, etc.; the lagoons are fairly polluted and as radical as anaething you'll see in Mexicali. I'll take an evening brew and beans at La Bufedora and K-38 glass-off anaetime!
RE: Is Baja Safe?« Reply #5 on: May 06 2008 15:05:00 »
mochis is about 300 hundred miles north the surfing areas barney.