We are coming to Morelia next week to see the butterflies and the area. The US government has said this is a very dangerous area to travel in. It rated it a so not travel area.
Has anyone been there recently and how safe was it?!
Though I was very close to Michoacán (Pátzcuaro and Janitzio) , I was with a tour group of Mexican Nationals. Since tourist money helps the local economy, I would think you would be fine. Just don't flash fancy jewelry /watches and clothes. You should be fine. Enjoy the food!
I am there now. I’m told about the cartel pretty much running Mexico in many places, but they don’t harass tourists. Don’t walk around with all your valuables, so if you get robbed, you don’t lose much. I don’t hear about much crime, just being aware of your surroundings. I also plan to see the monarchs in the next week or so.
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