Get some nice toe post with high heels,
I too live in flip flops, nothing but Reef's for the beach, sparkly flats for casual evenings and small heeled ones for a bit more dressed up look. If it's a proper 'make a real effort' night then I have a lovely pair of Diamonte ones with 3 inch heel.. must be the two post that suits me becuase otherwise i'd be flat on my face with anything over 1" heel!!
I can see why you picked PB, I love Papagayo, the reason we picked PDC for now was that after the flight we just want to drop the cases and head for the bar, could not face the taxi ride on top of the flight each time. As a holiday place PDC is great and I love it but when I head there permenantly will be looking for something a bit quieter. Going to have a really good look before we make that decision but at the moment we like Matagorda, Tias, and PB.
For the second part of your question.. the next 12 mths.. at least 7 more trips ( already booked those and i'm sure I will be squeezing in a few long weekends) lots of sunbathing
... discovering parts of the Island I last saw over 20 years ago and parts i've never seen.. getting familiar with lots more bars owners..I want the locals rate not the tourists