There have been many people recommending not going to Mexico for vacation lately, citing many deaths related to drugs and gangs, but this may be a little over the top. Mexico is quite a large country, and more than half of their 31 states boast incredible views and experiences that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world. Yes, there has been quite a bit of violence in some areas, and you should definitely stay away from those, but other parts of the country have fewer drug-related deaths than parts of the United States. These areas have some of the most pristine beaches in the world, and that combined with ancient Mayan ruins and unforgettable landscapes will surely be able to create the perfect atmosphere for anyone seeking somewhere to get away for awhile. There are few, if any, other parts of the world where you can enjoy gorgeous beaches, jungles, volcanoes, ancient pyramids, and coral reefs all in the same area.