Safety

 

Quinta Amada -  Bed and Breakfast


 


Tlaxcala is most often described by local people as “muy tranquilo”, which is to say, a safe and peaceful place to live. This opinion is backed up by the statistics: Tlaxcala is the safest state in all of Mexico, according to official government statistics. Tlaxcala has not been plagued by any of the terrible drug violence that has dominated news about Mexico in the press. To quote from an April, 2011 article by Christine Delsol in the travel section of the San Francisco Chronicle titled “Five safest places in Mexico for travelers”


 

If you’re looking for the safest places in Mexico, Yucatán and Tlaxcala states had fewer than 1.5 deaths per 100,000 population for the four-year period through 2010—comparable to Minnesota and Vermont. . . Tlaxcala (1.1 deaths per 100,000): Mexico’s safest state is also its smallest, tucked just east of Mexico state like a notch in Puebla’s side, with the Sierra Madre Oriental dominating its eastern boundary. It is an agricultural state with a significant tourism industry made up mainly of Mexican visitors and a smattering of history-minded Germans, French and Swiss travelers. Its primary attractions, barely known to U.S. tourists, are pre-Columbian archaeological sites such as Cacaxtla and colonial architecture in and around the capital city of Tlaxcala. The state has more than 1,000 archaeological sites, only seven of which are open to the public. It’s tailor-made for travelers hankering for an authentic cultural foray safely removed from the hordes.(emphasis added)


As we explain in our orientation pamphlet, the most common safety concerns in Tlaxcala have to do with watching out for cars, dogs and uneven sidewalks as you walk around. In fact, Tlaxcala was named in the Kiplinger report dated February 26, 2013, as one of the top eight places for Americans to retire abroad, citing its safety as one important factor in its ranking. (For the full article, go to http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T059-S001-8-great-places-to-retire-abroad-slide-show/index.html)