Can a white American visit Mexico safely?

My fiance's family is from Mexico and we want to go to the Yucatan penninsula and aztec ruins for our honeymoon however, Cartels and stuff scare me. I know the news makes it look more dangerous and i've heard that it is safer than you would imagine but if I wanted to go to the coastline, scubadive in... show more My fiance's family is from Mexico and we want to go to the Yucatan penninsula and aztec ruins for our honeymoon however, Cartels and stuff scare me.

I know the news makes it look more dangerous and i've heard that it is safer than you would imagine but

if I wanted to go to the coastline, scubadive in yucaton, and check out old ruins and forests how safe would it be?

P.S. I am a white american so I would be very easy to spot in a crowd.
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