Carlsbad Tourism, New Mexico

Visit Carlsbad - Best of Carlsbad

A quaint city that sits in the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, Carlsbad seems like a picturesque garden amidst an otherwise bustling set up. The city is located in the Chihuahuan Desert on the beautiful Pecos River at an elevation of 3,295 feet, a place that makes it earn the title of “The Pearl on the Pecos”.  The city might be unknown to many; however, one visit to it will leave you completely smitten with it. For those who wish to retire in the lap of nature, this city acts like a perfect oasis. The small town vibe of the city further adds to the beauty of this place. The city owes its name to the famous European spa Carlsbad in Bohemia.

There might be a limited number of attractions for people who are looking for entertainment here, however, for hikers, swimmers and adventure lovers; this city is a haven of all sorts. As you walk inside the city, you will find alluring tree lines streets and elegant parks that offer beautiful views of the horizon. Carlsbad’s pivotal attraction is the Guadalupe Mountains National Park which people usually haunt for hiking and biking opportunities. On sunny days, the city buzzes with people who come out and enjoy its stupendous nature. And do you know what? This city is one of the safest from tourism point of view as there is a very low crime rate. People remain friendly, making it one of the desirable city to carry out your excursions.

Carlsbad Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Carlsbad tips for your visit

  • Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone, UTC-07:00
  • Currency : Currency used in Carlsbad is Mexican Paso.
  • Electricity : The standard electrical voltage in Carlsbad is Voltage: 110-120 Volts. Primary Socket Types: North American Non-Grounded, North American Grounded. Please note that these may not be identical to U.S./Canadian sockets, and may require an 
  • Internet : Almost all the hotels in Carlsbad provide free Wi-Fi connectivity and there are free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city, especially in the major public spots.
  • Languages : Spanish is the language spoken in Carlsbad.
  • Security : Personal Emergency: 9-1-1, Medical, fire emergency: 760-931-2197
  • Tipping : Tipping is expected in Carlsbad. It is advisable to tip around 15% to 20% of the pre-tax bill.

Avoid taking the subways during the night.

Many kitchens in Carlsbad stop serving around 8:00pm, so don't arrive too late if you're looking forward to a leisurely dinner.

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Facts and Stats for Carlsbad*

  • Pollution Statistics in Carlsbad

    Know the pollution level of Carlsbad before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Carlsbad: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Carlsbad for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Carlsbad.

    • Burglary and Theft 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 91.67 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Living in Carlsbad - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 86.46 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 95.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 106.9 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.71 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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