Hotel Cozumel & Resort offers some of the lowest rates in the entire Cozumel/Riviera Maya region, and justifiably so. There’s no beach directly on-site (there’s a tiny beach across the road that can be accessed by tunnel, but this factor has a negative effect on the Overall Beach Resort Rating), the food is poor in both quality and variety, the fitness center is bare bones (the lone highlight is a true bench press, which isn’t overly common), standard beach resort amenities are missing (such as a spa, swim-up bar, and tennis courts), the kids club is well below average, and the basic, dated rooms fail to impress; but the property offers a large central swimming pool (the biggest and arguably best in Cozumel), jacuzzis in some rooms (the Superior Rooms), and a snack bar by the pool. Activities include excellent scuba diving (Cozumel is home to Palancar Reef, the second-largest reef in the world), kayaking, and snorkeling. While the resort scores poorly pretty much across the board, it’s still a good alternative for divers because of the rock-bottom rates. Off-site shops, restaurants, and nightlife are fairly accessible, too.