A word of caution. Last night I was eating dinner at a beach restaurant on La Ropa Beach, feet in the sand and as always wearing my sandals. After dinned I felt a sharp pain in my foot and noticed that a very large tick was in-bedded deep between my toes. I have had many tick bites over the years but this one was particuraly painful. So a word of caution: keep an eye on your feet when you put your feet in the sand for an extended period.