The latest US State Department warnings for Mexico, gives a more detailed state by state breakdown. The state of Quintana Roo and Yucatan , have no warnings. Not to say areas in Cancun dont have drug related `problems but the State Department considers areas with violence which might impact visitors. This might be something good for those who doubt safety in the area since it says, ¨Quintana Roo: Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum are the major cities/travel destinations in Quintana Roo -see map (PDF, 286 kb) to identify their exact locations: No advisory is in effect. ¨
If you read the entire report, some really startling numbers on the toll of the drug war in Mexico. The good thing, this area remains safe.