The Roca Blanca Mission Base is located in the safest and most secure area of Mexico, according to the US State Department, well and easily patrolled, virtually free from the drug and other violence issues that are plaguing the border towns and Mexico’s large cities. For more detailed official US State Department information you can go to http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/mexico-travel-warning.html . After a series of general warnings for Mexico they have a state by state listing. For reference, we’re located in the State of Oaxaca where there are no travel warnings in effect.
With the same common sense precautions that you would take traveling anywhere, our coastal area is still the safe place to visit that it has been for many decades, safer than visiting many US cities.
It’s easy to forget just how big Mexico is, and how far our location is from the warning areas! If you visit us, in most cases your flight will arrive directly to Huatulco (HUX), or by means of the Mexico City airport to Puerto Escondido (PXM), these being our nearest international airports. There we meet you at the airport and drive you here. You’re not within a thousand miles of a border town or hundreds of miles from a city with a warning. We also begin your stay here with an orientation, which includes safety tips to avoid any danger that might present itself. We live here and we raise our children here. You can trust our record of many years of safety for visitors and students.
Go to the map below for a view from space of where we are in Mexico. Zoom in and you’ll see the white rock (Roca Blanca). Zoom more to see the mission base itself. The actual coordinates are 15°56’49.85″N and 97°20’59.18″W.