Hello there! I am looking to travel to Cozumel in January and we are pinning down a place to stay. Two of us are looking to do a little diving and it sounds like we could really get to the dive ops from anywhere (we are looking at Scuba Tony). The other two in our group honestly just prefer to sit by the beach etc for some R&R.
I know that there are hotels with hotel beaches but all of these are kind of out of our budget. We are looking to spend about $50/head/night for 4 nights (or cheaper). We would be fine staying outside of town as long as we can get to beaches. Should we try to find a hotel with its own beach, or just aim to stay somewhere cheap and taxi to the various beach clubs? What are the fees like for just wanting to stay and get a few drinks by a sandy beach, or just wanting to go snorkeling for the day at a different one? Not sure if we should just raise our budget for a hotel with its own beach if we are just gonna be looking at fees every time we go anywhere from a cheaper place.
We were also looking into various airbnbs but our top choice was just booked out from under us so I am exploring the options! We were originally looking at an airbnb with its own beach access + another airbnb that is a short walk away from the Chankanaab Marine Park. Thoughts?
Thanks in advance!!