Are you considering acquiring a second home in Tulum? You may be concerned about safety, as there’s a fair amount of security-related bad press in Mexico and this area.

However, many people are surprised when they check the statistics and find that, for expats, Tulum is the ideal destination to prioritize the security of your family & assets.



Some important facts about safety in Tulum


1.- Tulum has been considered one of the best cities to live in 2020, according to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO).


2.- Tulum ranks 7th among the ten safest cities in Mexico for foreigners, with virtually nonexistent figures for homicides and disappearances of tourists and expatriates.


3.- The U.S. Department of State has explicitly stated that Tulum has no travel restrictions.


4.- According to the local government, tourists’ most common security complaints are related to minor thefts and scams, which significantly decrease among residents keen on identifying risky situations. 


5.- Taking into account all figures for violent crimes and the percentage of firearm ownership among the population, Tulum is even safer to live in than many areas in the USA, which has a ratio of 88 firearms per 100 people, almost 800% more than Mexico.

Tulum a safe place to live

6.- The USA ranks tenth in the world in gun-related homicides, with 33 cases per million people, almost 30% more than Mexico. Unfortunately, it also ranks ninth in rapes, twice as many as Mexico. Regarding the number of crimes per 1000 people, the USA records 41, while Mexico records 14.


7.- Female tourists and expats report having experienced much less verbal harassment in Tulum than in other tourist destinations.


8.- Given its diversity and the large community of foreigners, concerns about being a victim of race, ethnicity, or gender-related attacks are minimal in Tulum.


9.- Tulum is a cyclist and pedestrian-friendly place, resulting in fewer motor vehicle accidents.


10.- The growing population of Tulum consists mainly of influencers, digital nomads, boho-chic travelers, aspiring yogis, artists, and entrepreneurs of all kinds.


Tulum a safe place to live, and enjoy

Is it safe for foreigners to live in Tulum?

Tulum is the ideal destination to prioritize the security of your family & assets, so the answer is a resounding yes. When visiting your second home in Tulum, your main concerns will be related to hurricanes, sunburns, and insect bites. Fortunately, this city has excellent specialized medical services, and new developments and condos feature intelligent architecture designed to withstand the Caribbean natural phenomena. Otherwise, we strongly recommend always using sunscreen and a good hat for good measure.

In Tulum, you will be welcomed by an extensive and warm community of foreigners who, like you, seek a more balanced and harmonious lifestyle, and you will quickly find a solid support network of like-minded friends.

Tulum is an excellent destination for the whole family, not only because of the great security it offers to foreigners but also because it has top-notch schools and hundreds of awesome activities for everyone, from yoga retreats to cenote dives and some of the most stunning water parks and reserves in the world.

Our recommendation to ensure your safety and that of your loved ones in Tulum or any other location in the paradisiacal Riviera Maya is to continuously invest in a residence in a condominium regime with 24/7 private security and guaranteed services, in areas such as La Veleta, Region 15, and Aldeazama.

Tulum a safe place to live

Cardinal Tulum- Paradise Townhouses

Developments like Cardinal Tulum are an excellent investment option. Cardinal allows you to have a townhouse in a privileged location in Phase III of Selva Zama called Aldea Serena, which guarantees proximity, security, and first-class services.


The essential thing in Cardinal Tulum is our residents’ well-being, helping them connect with themselves to take care of themselves and those around them.

Tulum a safe place to live

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