This is speculation, and I've never been to Mexico. However, I have lived in S. Florida. We lived on the water, but not where the prettiest and safest beaches were ( we had alligators), so we'd drive a few miles to the Don Cesar resort and spend time on their gorgeous white sand beach and maybe have a mocktail or two.
What I noticed is that one block behind the gorgeous historic Don Cesar and the entire wall of resorts lining the ocean front were older, still in original vintage style, very small block or stucco small one- owner houses. They had refused to sell when the hotels and resorts moved in, so were likely from the 1940's and 1950's. We had to park in this area and walk to the beach, so I looked at the small houses and admired the staying power that close to the beach and the hurricanes.
I expect there were also the same type of houses in Mexico. It's pretty common to see world-wide, I believe.
Maybe a resort is being inserted into the narrative because of the intrusion and possible legal problems it would cause to say " Mr. Snow died trying to climb through the bathroom window of the private home of Emilio Azuro at 1200 Coquina Street".
( I do not retain fluent Spanish except the necessary words for an emergency, hence why I used English, not out of cultural appropriation).
I don't know that this happened, but it would still be a very viable thing to have happened because of the beachfront location and the usually vintage small beach houses just behind the tourist areas.
I know many have felt there's a translation problem, but it seems to " come and go". Maybe it's a matter of a tiny bit of protection for an innocent family.
The COD has to be specified correctly, and using a resort instead of a private home as the setting for the accidental asphyxiation might be as close to the truth as they're willing to go.
I know if someone accidentally died on my property and I could keep it quiet, I would. Then, I'd go get some grief therapy that I'd not been able to save the person's life for whatever reason applied.
The best lie is as close to the truth as one can go, and should be done to protect innocents only, IMO.