My husband and I will be cruising to the Mexican Riviera September 23, 2012 aboard the Carnival Splendor ship. The itinerary includes stops in Cabo and in Puerto Vallarta. We spent two weeks in Puerto Vallarta in February 2011 and learned to love this place! We found the residents to be very friendly and very eager to please. They very much realize the harm that has been done to Mexico's tourism because of bad publicity concerning the drugs, drug cartels etc. We were there long enough to really experience the culture and the kindness of the people. And, we're definitely looking forward to going back, even if it's only for a one-day stop this time. This will be our first visit to Cabo San Lucas.