Just booked El Coz for Nov 14, 5th time back, great price to use as a base camp to explore the island, etc. I have been reading reviews about guests reserving beach chairs in the middle of the night for the next day's use. Maybe I am remembering this incorrectly but when we visited last we were issued a towel card and we had to turn that in for a towel. At the end of the stay no card = $25 fee. Now, if you don't have a towel to turn in then you don't get your card back, and you are charged the fee. Which means that all these people are reserving loungers with $25 towels and letting them sit to be taken away, stolen, etc, correct?
I know Cozumel is fairly safe, but I wouldn't even leave my flip flops outside the door to my room at the Lido Beach Resort in FL for fear of them walking away without my consent. Do people not care or just not understand that leaving personal items alone on the public beach is pretty brave?