My family is considering a 4 family gathering to Cozumel this December 2015 for my parent's 50th anniversary. A lot of us LOVE to snorkel, and seek out places for travel where we can snorkel directly from a beach without having to sign up for expensive excursions each time someone wants to snorkel. (for example we loved Roatan) The hotel my parents are considering, I have been notified is sand bottom, where the reef is not a swimmable distance (FRUSTRATING!!!!)
I was wondering if maybe we rented a car, would there be any beach that we could bring a family to where we could access a good reef area, directly from a beach, without getting into a boat? Our kids ages range from 6 to 21.
Thanks for any information on good beach snorkelling areas, if they exist.