Great add, SGladwell. I'd agree with just about everything you wrote. It's always impossible to give advice on the "perfect beach." The best beach I've been to in Costa Rica was past Manuel Antonio. I'd have to ask my family the name of town but it's essentially the middle of nowhere. The beach goes out a few hundred feet until high tide when it disappears entirely. Another beach I went to was owned by a local farmer who let us go through and spend a few hours on it. Relatively small with a sea tunnel on one side that you could actually walk through at low tide. Now while I like this idea of a beach, there are times I wouldn't mind something with snorkeling, too, or close to a restaurant to keep the beers coming. It's really all subjective. I'm trying to remember the name of the bar I end up at when in MA. It resembles a tall hut with the bar being upstairs. There's usually many flyers declaring "ladies night" to be on Fridays and has a fair amount of American music blasting. I'm all for "authenticity" when visiting a foreign country but reggaton is the "it" music here and it drives me nuts after a few minutes. Still, this place had great drinks with reasonably cheap specials earlier in the evening.
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10/19/06 at 4:06am