So we currently have a reservation at the Cozumel InterContinental but have come to find out that even though I'm a Royal Ambassador, the only benes we will receive is a 4pm checkout, no upgrade, free minibar, etc etc. This solidifies my belief that RA is a joke of a program, but I digress. What are the beaches like in Playa del Carmen? We are thinking of staying in a boutique hotel in town that is not on the beach. I know we can walk to the beach easily from the hotel but once at the beach, are there vendors that have chairs/umbrellas to rent?