RAFA’S BEACH BAR AT SAN PEDRITO BEACH
You might ask why I consider San Pedrito Beach as a kind of soap opera or telenovela? Well, first of all, this is my personal perception as I stated before. Maybe this is just an individual feeling I get. Still, there are certain qualities that I can objectivize. I will give you an example.
Every famous soap opera I ever watched in Germany has a certain epi-center where all lines of actions or strands of the plot culminate. At least in German telenovelas, this is mostly represented by a bar. In the case of San Pedrito, this is incorporated in Rafa’s Beach Bar.
The only constant during the last 3 year has been Rafa and his tavern. This is the place everybody meets up having a drink or gathering for sundown. The beach bar is the headquarters where all news is accumulated. In many cases, it’s also the source where many stories derive from.
This season I used to meet up with Rafa for lunch at least once a week to get an update on the latest dramas and developments around the beach. If there is one person who keeps the overwatch it must be Rafa. So, if you coming to San Pedrito for the first time the beach bar is the first place you should pay a visit.
In terms of soap opera, Rafa is a perfect main protagonist because he is a handsome SOB and he knows that. Don’t get me wrong – I love Rafa. He is one of my best friends in the whole country. Still, with his unique womanizer qualities, he is the perfect ingredient to stage and instigate all kinds of love drama.