Travel Weekly offers common sense: “The bottom line, as travel agents and wholesalers are well aware, is that all the most popular tourist areas are demonstrably safe. But just as you wouldn’t feel comfortable sending a client to certain neighborhoods of New York, Washington, Miami, Los Angeles or Dallas, there are parts of Mexico that you would be wise to have them avoid.”
Good advice, but their map definitely errs on the side of caution. For example, I have a feeling that our readers in Mazatlan would scoff at the admonition that the entire city should be avoided after dark. The good news: even by cautious analysis, the country’s most popular tourist regions get the green light.