We stayed at Mexico Maxico hotel right off the main road in Crucesitas. IT is just a block from the bay. It is the main port where you can book your 9 bay boat tour. Eat at the Adelinas little restaurant. She makes the best chocolate cosaints. Try the street tacos and take a little detour to the town square for some really good ice cream and aguas frescas.
It feels safe and wholesome, not jet overrun by tourism
Peaceful and lovely. Nice to explore the history of this region.