We have stayed at the conch shell every year for more than ten years. It is a clean, safe, family run, small, budget hotel on the beach. We like rooms upstairs for the porch. The blue fountain hotel now blocks some of the view, but life goes on. We get a fridge - to save $ on beverages and snacks.
Amigos Del Mar Dive shop is right out front. The San Pedrano market is around the corner. It is right in town easy walking to everything.
If you scroll down to the composite photo you can find the conch shell hotel is located about four buildings to the right of the big pink hotel. (It doesn't show up well in this photo because it is behind Amigos, but you can see the layout of the beachfront).
image by Tony Rath
[This message has been edited by margarita (edited 10-10-2001).]