2. It’s mostly safe
Mexico is known for its gang violence. Unfortunately, there has been a dramatic rise in homicide in Cancun in 2017. Most of these were targets, though there has been the odd case of where tourists with no ties to any cartels or other organization were found dead. If you go to Cancun, be sure to stay in crowded areas and other popular sites. Tourists in Cancun have spoken about feeling completely safe in such areas and even taking cabs shouldn’t cause any discomfort.