Here's a travel tip for those staying in a hotel along El Mar--pack a flash light. For eight months of the year (March to the end of October) the town turns off all the street lights at night. It seems it's nesting season for the sea turtles and the little hatchlings tend to head toward the lights instead of crawling toward the ocean to swim away and start their lives. As a result, people taking an evening stroll along El Mar can't see where they're golng. Even the street lights in the parkette have black bags placed over them to prevent any light escaping toward the beach. We drove a rental car during our holiday. Driving along El Mar at night was a nightmare trying to avoid hitting pedestrians and skateboarders. You just couldn't see them. I wonder how many accidents have occurred because of this lights out policy? Eight months without street lights is really overdoing it, in my opinion.