Hello! Condovac is a nice place - have live music on the beach ( at least in winter months) on Sundays. Say hi to George, the big guy at Condovac. He speaks English. We didn't stay there, but ended up in that complex by MISTAKE> We got conned into going to Villas Sol for a free lunch to see the place . In reality, they were selling time shares and wouldn't let us leave, even when my husband offered to pay for the lunch. VERY RUDE and untruthful. We were dooped. It wasn't to view the place at all - they intentionally have led people astray....we've heard from others. The office where they hold you prisoner is at the top of the hill. Completely different that Condovac. Just a word of caution!
The construction workers, mostly from Nicaragua, lately have been hanging around at night after work. It was unnerving. Beware of walking the beach at night. It never used to be like that.
When we were there, there were too many "jellyfish" in Feb. Vinegar works wonders, so does urine. They are called "strings of gold" and look just like a string of gold tic-tacs floating by. Wear a mask, if there are reports of any. I wore long sleeves and pants! I love to snorkel and nothing was going to stop me. If you get stung, pick it off carefully. No big deal, except ouch! Certainly not deadly.
Our favorite restaurant is Gingers, on the hill above the "town". Your teens will probably like Pizz n Love and the real local bar/restaurant is Pescado Loco - better in the day....and relatives own a couple small places on the beach, near the estuary. Nice family. They take boat tours there too. Ask for Carlos....he's really nice but limited English. Mario, at Pescado Loco speaks very good English and can be very helpful! There is also a local grocery store half way up towards Gingers, besides Aqua Sport (which is American owned). Villas del Sueno has live music(some nights) and gourmet cuisine. Very elegant.
Have a great time!!!