I have read a lot about each beach -- Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. People seem to love both, and seeing that Playa Pelada rentals are much cheaper, I am wondering how important it is to stay in Playa Guiones area, given what we are looking for.
We have 3 young kids, and will be renting a home for 3-4 weeks. We will actually be working many days via Internet while the kids are in childcare. We will spend a lot of time at the pool at whatever house we rent. We won't be surfing. We'd love to have monkeys visit us, and don't want to feel in the middle of 'crowds'. We may go to the beach some, and want to be able to walk to it, but it won't be a daily visit. We really want the feeling of a remote, green, private location. That said, it would be really nice to be able to walk to a bar for drinks, 1-2 restaurants (but mostly we will be cooking at home), and a minimart -- and for these reasons, and since I keep reading that 'Guiones is the most desirable place to be' -- I hesitate about even considering Pelada. It's really hard to know how each area feels having not been there yet.
Would those of you who know the area recommend Playa Guiones or Playa Pelada , given what we are looking for?