hello, we just got back last night from another vacation in Playa. I know that there has been a lot on here lately about safety and I thought I would share my thoughts having just returned. We travelled with kids and parents, we walked to Walmart, we walked the beach day and night, we took the colectivo to Tulum and Akumal, we shopped on and off of fifth avenue, we ate in out of the way spots and did many other things that made our vacation special. Not once, did it ever occur to me to be nervous in any way. It is a complete non-issue, so much so, that when you go and experience it yourself you may just feel a little foolish for being concerned in the first place! I 100% feel safer in Playa (and always have!)than I do in my own city that is quickly gaining a rep for violence. Really, let this put your fears to rest once and for all.