Two friends and I will be staying near Cocles for about 9 days in early March. We are in our late twenties.
I haven't been to PV since summer 2004 and neither of my friends have ever been.
I know this is a pretty broad/vague questions but..
How has PV changed since 2004? When I was there, the only real nightlife spot had just burned down. The town seemed very safe. I even walked from downtown PV all the way to Playa Chiquita by myself late at night. I won't be doing that again! There were very few tourists around. Captain Zero tried to hustle me but besides that I never had anyone really approach me during the entire visit. It was a great time.
Is the town still that safe? Where are the places that people hang out in the evenings? Are there new bars? Is there more tourist hustle? Is beer still $.75? Is Cafe Rico still open? Any "must do things" while we are there?
Thanks! Any updates or advice will be greatly appreciated.