Hi there Mark.
Opinions are like arseholes - everyone's got one, and they all smell. Here's mine - go for somewhere not too rich and use the cash saved to party like a rockstar, or blow it all on diving, if that's the bag you're into. I stayed at Pedro's Inn when I first showed up here, which has a bar with pool, fuzball and, best of all, a Wii!
You can get a private room there with double or twin beds, cable TV, A/C, toilet, shower for a reasonable price (I paid $35 per night, your mileage may vary). Actual price depends on the dates - if you're coming over around Chrimbo or New Year, it's going to cost a bit more, but totally worth it.
Keep us posted on when you'll be arriving, and hope you have a great trip...
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