The best way to get around this bohemian beach town is by bicycle.
The beach is about 5km out of town, and while the cab fare is only about $10, we opted for a bike rental. We picked them up at the start of our week and we found them to be very reliable. With highway traffic and only a few traffic lights, cycling in town is a little precarious. But to get to the beach there is a safe path that runs parallel to a nature reserve. (Read: jaguar inhabited JUNGLE!)