We visited Palmas in early February, stayed at the Marbella Club. There was no beach there; ocean came right up to the shoreline berm. The waves at the Beach Club next door crashed against the seawall built to keep the sea at bay, so there was no beach there either. However, people staying at Marbella a few days after we left say that there is a beach. Did we just happen to be there when the beach temporarily disappeared?