We arrived in Santa Elena in the early afternoon. Big change in climate from the tropical to the cool and windy. This is the lobby of the hostel I stayed at. No air conditioning (but not needed), public restrooms and shower (but plenty of them and very clean). The staff was friendly and helpfull. Free breakfast in the morning and coffee all day. It was like a community where everyone was friendly and easy to make friends from around the world. Wonderful place!