We are trying to decide whether to book an all-inclusive (El Coz) or choose a smaller inn/hotel/b&b in town ... because we are staying at a great big Ai (Palladium) for 5 nights following ... so thought it might be fun to spend 3 nights at a very basic hotel as we want to spend our time at Coz exploring (Chankanaab, etc).
The price is so good for El Coz that not sure it's cost effective to stay at a hotel in town?
Any recommendations for a clean, good location (walking) hotel in town that has a small pool (with in room safe) and is not too noisy?
The last few times in Coz we were either on cruise ship or all-inclusive ... so have no idea what prices are like to eat and drink everyday if we don't stay at an Ai ... Advice? I hate to buy an Ai if we are going to be off-property most days doing other things.
Also, are rental cars advisable (affordable/safe)? I would never drive on the other side (RivMaya) ... but on Coz may be easier?
Thanks for your help! : )