I have been reading in several publications and hearing from friends in the tourist business, that some of the smaller hotels in the center are in danger of closing due to low occupancy. That would be shame since the two small hotels on the square closed in recent years. Hotel owners are saying that high ferry fares are keeping the Mexican tourists away and also unfair competition from private homes or villas available to rent online but that do not pay taxes or have licenses or permits to operate. The government has long claimed they will regulate this but have done nothing.
I hope something can be done to promote and assist these small hotels.