American students are flooding Cancun for Spring Break amid fears that other Mexican resort towns are ‘too dangerous’ for tourists
43,000 vacationers are expected to flock to the holiday resort over the next month, including thousands of Spring-Breakers
Scenes of drunken debauchery are commonplace at the Mexican resort popular for its fine weather and party atmosphere
Marines patrol the city in order to ensure the revelry doesn’t get out of hand
The Obama administration issued a travel warning for Mexico in November 2012
This year it is the number one choice for students getting away for their week long break, according to student travel agent STA travel
By Katie Davies and Daily Mail Reporter
Published: 22:21 EST, 1 March 2013 | Updated: 22:54 EST, 1 March 2013
Tens of thousands of U.S. college students are flocking to the Mexican city of Cancun this years rather than travel to other popular tourist hotspots, which have been deemed too dangerous.
City officials said Friday that they expected thousands more visitors than the 25,000 who came to the Caribbean coast resort last year.
They said at least part of that boost in visitors could be attributed to people avoiding Pacific Coast resorts such as Acapulco, which have been hit by high-profile incidents of criminal violence in recent years.