We will be 1st time visitors to the area. We need help selecting an area to stay and where to go. Thanks in advance!
Area: I researched this in the archives, but am a bit confused as I am not familiar with the area. It is overwhelming as a first timer to find straight answers. We want to stay somewhere that is SAFE, and relatively close to nice restaurants. We would like to be within about 1 hour or less from the airport. It would be nice to be able to walk or take a trolley out to eat. We don't need late night party bars, but somewhere nice to go out to at the end of the day. Good food is a must, but it doesn't have to be super fancy.
Are there any areas that are unsafe? We want to be able to take walks on the beach or street without worrying about our safety. I go to Mexico a lot, so I'm know there are always places that you don't want to go at certain times.
Lodging: Two couples are looking to stay in the area for 1 week at the end of October. We want to be on a nice beach, preferably beachfront. We need at least a 2-bedroom, 2-bath house, condo, or villa. We would like to have a pool, whether community pool or a private pool. We want nice digs and a patio or porch. I have searched TA, VRBO, HOMEAWAY and a few others, but a lot of the lodging looks cheesy. Any suggestions????