I've been to the beech for the weekend - El Paredon.
It's about 2 hours in a minibus to get to the place. We arrived via a dirt track but managed to damage the bus in a big water-filled pothole The owner apparently wasn't to happy so we had to come back using a boat to get us to the main road.
The time at the beech was great. I went with 3 others from the language school (Eva and Ninke from Holland (in my class), and Dan from LA) and we picked up a guy called Jim from New York on the way.
The place was basically just a few beech huts and we were the only tourists there. We tried a bit of surfing (the waves were very strong and I didn't manage to stand) and we also had a boat tour of the mangroves where we saw some turtles feeding. The best bit was probably on the Sunday morning when we got to hold and release 4 baby turtles from a local sanctuary. Aparently we increased there chances of survival from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 5,000!
Most of the time was spent relaxing in the hamocks and just chilling out around the bar. We had a massive thunderstorm on the Saturday night which cut all the electricity - we continued playing pocker/cards via torch and candle light.
Am back in Antigua now and back into the Spanish lessons. New teachers this week and they seem to expect more...best get a bit of practice in.