Diane, I think a little more compassion for Phil is in order. We need to feel his pain. It must be a son of a bitch when in business and customers show up. Let’s just hope for the customer’s sake that Phil did not grow up playing with toy guns.
All kidding aside, if you care about your tired, newly landed customers, a mid-morning arrival can be a challenge. Getting up at 5 am is good for you though - Phil, I sense the rebirth of your inner sunrise worshiper.
As a person who travels to San Pedro 2-3 times a year I prefer to get to the island before noon. I hate getting there in the late afternoon and lose out on my first day. As long as a hotel would offer to store my bags for a few hours I would be happy. I can start running around town doing my own thing and can officially check in a few hours later.