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Central Gulf Coast

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Crime isn’t a huge problem in this region, but travelers should remain wary of petty theft in cheap hotel rooms and pickpocketing in crowded market areas. More ominous is the hurricane potential. Check out the National Hurricane Center’s website (www.nhc.noaa.gov) for the latest. Mosquitoes in coastal regions carry dengue fever, especially in central and southeastern Veracruz.