Hey There....5th time to Costa Rica/ 1st time to this area. We have 4 nights and 5 days. Dec.24th-28th. I'm trying to figure out the best town, Malpais or Santa Teresa? ( thinking Santa Teresa ). I understand Malpais is a bit quieter, the latter a bit busier/ funkier/ etc.
Also, great hotel with a 13 & 15 yr old? Should we rent a car/ do we need it?
We loved the look of Vista de Olas in the hills above Malpais/ stunning view/ cool villas/ seems like a great resto/ but my concern is that its far removed.....Beja Flor?( name )
I'm a bit overwhelmed with hotel choices( max $250 per night ), and having trouble nailing down the area.