After reading numerous reviews, I am more confused than ever about where to stay in August. My husband and I are 30 years old and looking for peace and quiet but access to a variety of restaurants because we are vegan, aka picky. We do not want to spend more than $150/night and the less the better. We would like a pool, hammocks, a place directly on the beach, and not so far from town that we can't walk or bike within 20 minutes or so. We also want to be able to swim in the ocean, although we realize the beach is not like typical Caribbean beaches. I have narrowed my search to Cocotal, The Landings at Tres Cocos, and Coral Bay Villas but I am unsure of the beach situation at each of these. I liked the look of Hotel del Rio and Ak'bol but I believe they do not have pools.
I would really appreciate any input on these places, or others that I may have missed.
Thank you so much!