We were there in November last year. We took a private driving tour around the city (did not book through the ship) including a drive along the beach areas (extensive) and through some of the nicer home areas. Driver's English was limited, but we enjoyed it. We then took the free shuttle to one of the downtown sweater/leather shops and walked to the "main drag" through town from there. Walked through the park a bit. Not much shopping that we were interested in, but some interesting sights. Did not feel any more unsafe than in any other large city. Walked back to the sweater shop and then took the free shuttle back to the ship. This worked out well for us.