lifestyle, travel This is Cozumel

Top American magazine publisher, Forbes, said last week that there are "no bullets on the beaches" and "you can still find cheap, safe vacations" in Mexico.

They went on to specifically recommend Cozumel as one of the best places to visit.

In an article on their website, Forbes pointed out that while drug violence exists in some areas of Mexico, the tourist areas remain secure.

Their writer, Courtney Pannell, explained, "Tourism hot spots like Cabo San Lucas, Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta so far remain untainted."

Forbes' opinion backs up what Mexico insiders already knew: despite some bad press coverage, Cozumel and other Mexican tourist zones are very safe.

Reliable locals and businesses have emphasized just how secure the island is and go as far as to say it is the "safest destination around."

Recent research has also shown that the Mexican state of Quintana Roo - home of Cozumel - is up to 14 times safer than some tourist areas in the U.S.A.

Read the full article on Forbes' website.