Our hotel was well appointed, busy with a friendly and enthusiastic host. We were staying for the last night of a family holiday. A stroll along the beach revealed that our hotel was not indicative of the rest of the 'vacationland' that is the sand bar of Pineto. The adjacent plot had seen better days, I'm guessing as a bar/restaurant/nightclub but it was hard to tell. It felt a world away from the sleepy villages and vibrant coastal towns we had seen over the previous ten days. Something hadn't worked out for this business. Was our hotel the last vestige of a busy past or the first in a new resurgence for the beachfront resort?