BORDER SECURITY ISSUES
Due to the inquiries we have
received regarding personal security while crossing the Mexican
border we want you to be aware of the actual facts:
Border disturbances have always
existed notably around Laredo and El Paso with the difference
that only recently has it received media coverage.
More recently there was a
disturbance in the McAllen / Reynosa area which lasted one day
and involved Mexican rival bands. The disturbance did not
involve nor was it directed at tourists.
Hacienda Las Palmas does
not cross into Mexico at any of the above entries mentioned
above although we do not consider that there is a danger or
threat to tourists crossing into Reynosa. The crossing point we
use is at an area far from urban centers where no disturbances
have ever been reported.
The presence of military outposts
that you may encounter on your way to the lodge are set up by
the Mexican government to deter the trafficking of arms and
drugs. The military personnel have always been courteous to our
guests and tourists in general.
If you still feel uneasy about
traveling by road to the lodge you have the option to take
Amigos charter which lands at Hacienda Las Palmas air strip.
The cost of this flight is not included in our rates.
Finally, although there is no way
to guarantee a 100% safe trip we do assure you that if we had a
doubt about your safety we would be the first ones to deter you
from traveling to the lodge.