The Safest Spots for Women Traveling in Mexico

February 28, 2019

Puerto Vallarta tops list of the safest locations for women's safety in Mexico in cities over 100K people


From mariachi bands, traditional Latin dance performances and ancient ruins to taquerias, tequila and some of the best beaches in the world, Mexico is an incredibly diverse country with a lot to offer women traveling to the country. With so many things for female travelers to do and see, some of Mexico’s largest cities are the perfect place to experience one of the richest cultures in the Western Hemisphere.

Unfortunately, due to widespread media coverage of cartel violence in the country, Mexico has developed an unsavory reputation as an unsafe place for travelers, and the country’s culture of machismo appears especially concerning for women.

Fortunately, with just a mobile phone or smart watch and the GeoSure app, female travelers can now gauge their personal level of safety at any moment, to the neighborhood level, anywhere in the world. GeoSure’s trusted, granular, real-time safety measurement platform incorporates the most accurate safety and security data available, with continuously updated ratings, to make optimal travel decisions and help with a smooth travel experience


To increase confidence of females traveling to Mexico, GeoSure listed the current safety scores on the safest locations for women in Mexico in cities over 100,000 people,-- GeoSure's easy-to-use interface provides safety ratings ranging from 1-100 — the lower the score, the safer the neighborhood. For context, typical Western urban cities have an average safety score between 40-60.


Puerto Vallarta — 43

A resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta is a highly popular vacation spot for tourists. Known for its beautiful beaches and the Malecón, a paved walkway along the seashore, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's most enticing coastal destinations — and one of the safest cities for women traveling in Mexico.


rida — 47

The largest city and capital of Yucatán, Mérida is a bastion of culture, featuring multiple museums, art galleries, restaurants, movie theaters, shops and colonial buildings. Known as “the White City,” Mérida’s culture is a distinctive blend of traditions inherited from the ancient Maya civilization and customs brought by Spanish conquistadors. From ancient archaeology to cenote swimming holes, Mérida is a fascinating — and safe — destination for women.


San Pedro Garza García — 48

Part of the Monterrey Metropolitan area, San Pedro Garza García sits in a valley surrounded by mountains. Whether you prefer a large interactive science and history museum, expansive gardens, an astronomical observatory or shopping famous designer stores like Louis Vuitton, Versace and El Palacio de Hierro, one of the most affluent cities in all of Latin America offers something for everyone.


San Nicolás de los Garzas — 49

Another city that composes the Monterrey Metropolitan area, San Nicolás de los Garzas is home to one of the most prestigious public schools in Mexico and Latin America as well as Tigres UANL, a Liga MX professional football team associated with the university. Tour the city by boat or take a scenic excursion to the Cola de Caballo waterfall or the world’s second largest cave system, the García caves.


Campeche — 50

Located on the shore of the Bay of Campeche of the Gulf of Mexico, Campeche retains many of the old colonial Spanish city walls and fortifications, which protected the city from pirates and buccaneers, earning it the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Known as Mexico’s Rainbow City, Campeche features a pair of marvelous historic museums, fine dining, cafés, Mayan ruins and sunsets that seem to last for hours. 

GeoSure = Empower, Inform, Engage

GeoSure’s Women’s Safety category, the only one of its kind, measures the likelihood of inappropriate behavior against females, making female travelers more aware and educating them about the potential dangers in the neighborhood they’re traveling in. GeoSure empowers women with an assortment of tools and resources to better navigate the world and not feel alarmed while doing so.

Additionally, GeoSure also encourages users to engage with their environment and submit their own feedback, and then the platform updates  specific location scores. By enabling users to share their experiences, they can participate in enhancing local safety awareness for the benefit of other travelers, as well as the local tourism economy, and community. Whether on business, on vacation or for school, traveling in Mexico as a woman is safer and more enjoyable when you’re informed, aware and know when to raise or lower your personal safety antenna. GeoSure empowers, informs, engages to enrich and enhance the travel experience.