PCB is a beautiful place, and not without reason they say they have the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is very hot in summer, the humidity that is too high. I had the good fortune to be close to Pier Park which is the day almost all happens. During the day is a lot of tourists and the beaches are full. The only drawback is that everything closes at midnight, but if you want a club and have some fun, La Vela and Spinnaker Coyote ugly (the three most popular club) are situated almost 15km and you need a car or taxi. Taxi is expensive. Public transport, there is a bus which knows no timetable or a route. So it's a miracle to stab him. My recommendation to everyone is to purchase a bike, good will come of it all. Within ppier park-and you have all the necessary wallmart, restaurants, cafes, fast-food, and this town for shopping. Small shops (retail stores) are expensive and high in prices, large chain stores like Forever 21 and marshalls are quite favorable. If you work in pier park, everywhere you can seek a discount, ie pier park employee discount. Does not apply in large chain stores or restaurants that.
If your employer does not provide accommodation, my recommendation is emerald bay motel apartments . At 10 minutes from pier park. Costs $ 75 a week or forget about privacy. Buddha by you four in one room. You have two large beds, mini kitchen , bathroom , tv, wi fi and air conditioning.
If you have time , take a day to visit the Conservation Park . A beautiful protected area , has 6 trails of different length . The longest is 11milles . If you want to walk or ride a bike (recommendation : do not go does the orange bike on the track , half of the track is sandy and weep with envy at half distance . I know from experience : D).
From the plaza , to me personally is the most beautiful Laguna Beach. Camp Helen State Park , and Destin sure to go if you have the time and manner . Cypress springs , only if you have the luck to meet local friends who will be willing to drive you there ( 40 miles from the PCB , but just look at the pictures and everything will be clear :)) .
Restaurants : The most convincingly Salty Sue 's and Boon Docks . Boone Docks in the waiting , and more than an hour on the table , but it's worth . It is good and Dusty 's oyster bar and olive garden . There are a lot of fish restaurants and they are all good.
Of the trips have to offer swimming with dolphins (open sea or Gulf World marine park) , parasailing , shell island, helicopter, and frankly, too expensive and are not worth much. I'm screwed to shell island, I have not gotten over these 17 $ :)
VERY IMPORTANT: The weather is changing with unprecedented speed. It could be 40 degrees and the time that the cloudiness that comes unprecedented downpour. If I go to the beach and see if the weather is changeable MUST keep ZIP BAGS , one for the freezer . My roommates were pocrkali phones because we were on the beach struck such a splash, and all the things we were wet. They are very useful for phones , cameras and other technology
Sim card there is no need to buy , the cheapest at Walmart $ 40 and really do not need . Wi fi is everywhere , so you can comfortably use Facebook , Skype , Viber and WhatsApp.
Wear a compulsory ID card with you , or at least a copy of the passport , the majority of bars will not let you go if you are younger than 21, even if they do not intend to drink alcohol . For those who want to drink something in the evening after work and little to perish late, the only place that is open until 4:30 the whiskeys saloon . Everything else is already close to midnight .
I apologize for writing a lengthy , but my wish is to introduce what better place where I enjoyed three and a half months , and which would be immediately returned ( to be ) , all future WAT students will have the chance to go to a PCB :)