Where is a SAFE place to visit along the Mexican border?

I used to go to Tijuana, Mexicali and Tecate for nice food, and a relaxing experience looking around and meeting people. It has been nearly 20 years since I did this. Times have changed. I would like to visit some Mexican border towns once again, but would like to return in one piece without shootings, police extortion and the like. Any ideas? Current information, please… I speak good Spanish, and would like to hear from YOU!


  1. I used to live in McAllen, Texas before I retired to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC. I still return to McAllen and love going over to Reynosa. I do not consider it dangerous in any way form nor fashion. I also used to go to Nuevo Laredo, but do not consider it safe at all.

    This is my help from Washington, D.C. United States of America.

    DC Bob
  2. I have just been to Ciudad Juarez, border with El Paso texas. Maybe that´s not too close to where you are, but just to let you know that is nice city. Is very safe, as long as you are related with mafia..jajaja.
    Really, I got surprised, cause the people is in general very friendly, and there are very good food places. I liked most of every corner street food vendors… but also restaurants on the main highways like Panamericana, Toro Quinctaco for eg. and lots of places for carnitas y taquitos al pastor. A really good place for juices (aguas frescas), La Michoacana.
    You will find plenty of accomodations.
    On the way to downtown there a lots of Bars ,sports bars and more…very cool.
    By the way I´m from Lima , Peru.

    magaly jj
  3. I have been going to Tijuana, Tecate and other nearby towns for 17 years with my anglo hubby and not once have we had any problems.
    I organized a convention last June and had almost 100 US-Americans in it. Many of them had never been to Mexico but now wouldn’t hesitate to go again.
    Tijuana is actually as safe as many like-sized cities in the US!


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