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Baja California

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Basic caution and awareness, such as making an effort to keep valuables (including surfboards) out of sight and doors locked, will minimize risk, but most crime is not tourist-related.

Sanitation standards in Baja are generally higher than in other parts of Mexico, and water – even tap water – is usually safe to drink. As in mainland Mexico, toilet paper is usually discarded in the trash can, not flushed.