I have been lurking here for a month while planning my first trip to AC and have gotten so much great info from you all, I just want to say thanks. I still have a couple of questions that I was hoping someone could answer.
First, I will be staying at Ruby's (because of the feedback here and the cost) but I was wondering if that limits me to the beach in front of it. Is it possible to just walk down the beach until a suitable spot is found or are the beaches private to the resort that is in front of it? Also, I understand that shorts are fine for AC, but if I plan on a trip to the mainland to see some ruins, should I bring long pants and sleeves? And lastly, I have seen this question before but am still unsure. If I spend a week on AC with only 1 day trip to the mainland, do I really need anti-malarial medication. If you guys say yes, I'm calling the doc tomorrow.
Thank you for any help and am soooo looking forward to being there the first week of Oct.