Spring break numbers have been off for destinations like Cancun the last few years, but maybe they shouldn't be. Thousands of students are looking for a place to spend a week in the sun and sand.
There are no guarantees anywhere, but Mexican resort areas like Playa del Carmen are okay.
“You don't have to fear anything at those particular places,” says frequent traveler Omar Romero, “because they're highly secured.”
Romero says their business is tourism and they take it seriously, separating the hotels and restaurants from risks you might find elsewhere in Mexico.
“They treat you like royalty,” the Houstonian says. “I've been to Cancun. I was there about two years ago. Even if you're Hispanic, the treatment there is over the top, first class.”
The U.S. Department of State issued a warning about Mexico last December, but the spring break destinations weren't on the list of places to avoid.
“It's a separate country,” he explains, “whenever you go to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and all of these places.”