My wife was at the Intercontinental Presidente a few minutes ago. We used to stay there several times a year until they began their increases in room rates to silly heights. We even bought a membership in their "vacation club" that we used for a time. We've continued to go to have snacks and drinks and snorkel at their nice little beach.
Until today. They are no longer willing to let non-guests use their beach area or, apparently, even eat at the restaurant without a ONE HUNDRED FORTY US DOLLAR payment. No, not pesos - dollars. No, this is not an outrageously overpriced day pass for an AI, as the hotel is non-AI.
This hotel appears to have truly lost it in terms of what they think the market will bear.