Orion; Yah...Paradise Villas. That would be a great choice. You'll have to roam a bit for the ex-pat gringos, but that's half the fun. The exception would be #5 on your original list. Just my opinion.

As far as beach bars...there are no lack of bars in San Pedro, beach or otherwise. For those so inclined it is almost too easy to have a drink in your hand most of the time. Fixing them in your room works pretty good too, or so I am told. Failing that someone will surely pop in and list all of the resorts, condotels, etc.that have beach bars. I lose track since it is not one of my human failings. (Keeping accurate count of the bars, that is.)

[This message has been edited by CHOOCHOO (edited 09-15-2000).]