I have a group of about 20-30 college buddies that are interested in taking a winter vacation after our semester is over. It could be a huge university thing but the U.S. travel warning has to be lifted for universities to promote trips down there. Cancun seems attractive because of the comfortable temperatures and good deals. I imagine this winter is low season like it is in many areas compared to summer. While I've traveled all over the world for some reason I've never checked out Mexico other than Tijuana which is only a 20 minute drive for me. Is there anything better or worse in winter compared to summer in Cancun? Is it safe to leave the resort? I'm normally not too worried about safety but I've heard more horror stories about Mexico than anywhere else I've been to. In doing research I came across a bunch of "accidental" tourist deaths. Damn the only place that rivals these numbers is Thailand. My Mexican relatives are actually suggesting we not go anywhere in Mexico on vacation which is pretty alarming. Well we still have 2 months to decide.