A lot of people worry about safety in visiting Mexico. When we booked our trip to Puerta Vallarta we actually had friends angry with us. I did research before I decided to book and it is a wonderful place to visit. It is beautiful, easy to get around, and very safe. We took a cruise to an island and didn't get back until midnight. There was no fear or worry walking to our resort. We also walked the beach both ways over the days with no concern for safety. The tourist police are visible and people are very friendly. The area is gorgeous and I have never seen prettier sunsets (sorry Key West!). We have been to resorts in the Caribbean and have been afraid to wander far. It was great not to have that fear in Puerta Vallarta.