Sunna, Jonina (both from Iceland), Natalie (from Canada) and I left David and caught a freezing cold bus (seriously the air con is so high on these buses) to San Carlos on the Pacific coast of Panama. There was no information in the lonely planet on this beach, but luckily when we got off the bus, we bumped into some other travellers who told us about the only hostel in the town. There are hardly any other tourists in this little town, which was quite nice.
First thing we did was head to the beach...the sun was out and it was hot. Unfortunately we did not realise the tide was coming in and when we walked back to the hostel, there was a massive lagoon between us and the hostel. We tried to wade through but it was way too deep...so after wading through some smaller streams, bush and god knows what else we found our way back.
There was not much to do in San Carlos, but that was okay, we chilled out and the next day spent the day on the beach. The town was so small they only had 2 restaurants open at night, a Chinese restaurant and a local comidor where there was only one thing on the menu....rice, salad and meat. We opted for the local restaurant....not the greatest food, but an experience in itself.