Dangers & Annoyances

There have been no major drug-war incidents in Veracruz state since 2011, and it remains relatively safe for travelers, with incidents of drug-related crime against foreign tourists very rare indeed.

The biggest risk to most travelers is petty theft in cheap hotel rooms and pickpocketing in crowded market areas, especially in big cities. Hurricanes threaten between June and November; check out the US National Hurricane Center website (www.nhc.noaa.gov) for the latest. Mosquitoes in coastal regions can carry dengue fever, especially in central and southeastern Veracruz.