I use to go to Mex ( Baja) all the time for surf get aways. We always had to hide our money with the exception of what we were going to give the federalies. Last time I went to Cabo I didn't have any problems though. But I am sick of how things are down there. I doubt that I will ever go back. It use to be pretty cool and cheap. Not any more. If you do go, don't drink the water. That means no ice, no salads and brush your teeth with bottle water only. Unless you are staying at a 5 star resort. And even then use caution.