So, the U.S. State Department just placed Q'Roo on a "Travel Advisory" due to "turf battles" between criminal elements. What are your thoughts? Now, when we were there back earlier in the year, I think a week after we got home there was that shooting at the club in Playa. Then another shortly after that. Previous to that, i've never once felt insecure in the area.
Is the advisory due to these two incidents or are there things going on we aren't privy to? Another curious thing, do other countries warn there citizens "Hey, South Chicago has tons of shootings, stay away from Chicago"?
State Dept advisory-
Quintana Roo (includes Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Tulum): U.S. citizens should be aware that according to Government of Mexico statistics, the state of Quintana Roo experienced an increase in homicide rates compared to 2016. While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. Shooting incidents, in which innocent bystanders have been injured or killed, have occurred.