4. Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco used to be one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations. First class hotels, fine food, hopping nightlife, postcard beaches, legendary deep sea fishing and world-renowned cliff divers put it on the must-see map for international jet setters back in the 1950s. However, the glamorous reputation it garnered back then has given way to crime and corruption in recent years. There is drug related violence, police extortion and alarming homicide rates. A high murder rate puts it higher than Mexico City or any of the border towns on the front lines of the drug war. Many cruise ships refuse to dock here anymore but there are definite signs of improvement and things should bounce back in the future, but for now there are other beach resort towns in Mexico that are safer bets.