10. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
This second largest city in Honduras has the unfortunate “honor” of being the world’s most violent city. As a center for arms and drug trafficking, San Pedro Sula has imploded with widespread gang wars. This combined with poverty, corruption and lax gun laws has meant alarming homicide rates. Mass shootings, massacres, military coups, violent protests and prison riots have filled the news these past few years. Honduras as a whole has a rich natural and cultural heritage that is brimming with tourism potential. Its Mayan ruins, Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, colonial villages and exceptional diving are tempting to explore. More tourist dollars could help the local economy but until this horrendous violence quells, consider San Pedro Sula one of the top dangerous cities to stay clear of for the time being.