According to the results of CEOworld magazine’s security index, which rates criminal activity in 334 cities throughout the world, Merida, Yucatan, after Quebec, Canada, is the second safest city on the American continent, as well as being the safest metropolis in Latin America.
The capital of Yucatan State placed in the twenty-first position on the list of the safest cities in the world, ahead of cities such as The Hague in Holland, home of the International Court of Justice, or Geneva in Switzerland, home to the seat of the United Nations in Europe.
Merida offers tourist an endless number of natural and cultural attractions, the most famous of which are its haciendas, which have been converted into first class boutique hotels, Paseo Montejo, one of the best examples of French style avenues in Mexico, all kinds of museums and delicious gastronomy.
Other Mexican cities appearing on the list are Puerto Vallarta (83rd place) and Queretaro (115th place).
Merida was recently in the spotlight from September 19 to 23, when 30 Nobel Peace Prize winners, along with personalities, organizations and foundations, participated in the Summit of award winners that took place in the Yucatecan capital, also named Cultural Capital of America on two occasions.
For four days, Yucatan became the first Mexican state to host this international gathering celebrating peace, with more than 12,500 attendees participating in four days of activities broadcast in seventeen countries via streaming.