I have visited Nosara a few times over the years. Am now considering ST/Mal Pais for a change of scenery. Was hoping to get comments about perceived differences between Nosara and ST. This is definately a surf trip, so surfing is priority #1. With that...
1) how crowded are the surf breaks in ST?
2) how consistent is ST v. Nosara? do both places pick up the same swells? (the coast lines appear to face the exact same direction)
3) how about board rentals in ST?
4) town vibe / # of visitors ?
Have you been to both places? and do you have a favorite?
Thanks in advance.