We lit the fire and enjoyed watching the glow of about 20 other fires that people had built along the shoreline. This beach is a bay that is an open horseshoe shape and we were in the center of the "u." We were able to see the fires on both sides of us.
Mike bought some fireworks and was setting them off periodically throughout the night. We also enjoyed seeing fireworks being set off all around us. It was quite a different way of celebrating New Years for us, but we really enjoyed the Costa Rican way of celebrating. The fireworks show was pretty spectacular and it was a high tide around midnight so the reflection of the lights on the water was beautiful.