02/22/2011 08:25 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Acapulco Violence Scares Tourists Away From Mexican Beach Area (VIDEO

The dangerous drug violence in Mexico, which has killed 28,000 people since 2006, is now threatening popular tourist destinations in the country, according to CBS News.

Back in January, Acapulco, a once-thriving tourist and cruise ship haven, saw 27 deaths in one day, a staggering figure that seems to have scared tourists away.

Two cruise lines have canceled stops in Acapulco's harbor as a result of the violence.

CBS News took a walk down the usually crowded beach to talk to locals and tourists alike about their feelings towards the drug-battered town.