The Wall Street Journal writes about how Mexican tourism is hurting because of all the drug-related violence there. Yeah, one can imagine how that doesn’t help your tourism board. Mexico’s stepping up its public relations.
The article indicates it’s generally safe to travel there if you get out of the way of the US-Mexico border towns. But check the caption in the image below – it seems like WSJ’s not even willing to get stock photos from the country. The gorgeous beach you see apparently is Mauritius, according to the photo credit, rather than Playa del Carmen, as WSJ would have you believe.
Below, I’ve dug up an exclusive image of what Mexico’s beaches really look like:
(Okay, it’s from the show Lost, via the Sacramento Bee, but close enough)