Non-touristy travel?

Has anyone traveled in the non-touristy part of Cancun? I am curious about safety in downtown Cancun and going to a local market. I´m sure it isn´t perfect but I am skeptical that there are shootouts happening frequently.


Downtown Cancun is touristy also and believe me there are no shootouts in Cancun anywhere, this is no USA, is Mexico and guns are ilegal in this country.


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