My husband, two elementary school aged children, and I are considering a 4 - 5 month stay in Costa Rica. We are attracted to Brasilito, which we have never visited (though we once lived in San Jose and visited Tamarindo and Samara a few times). We like what we have read about the local flavour of Brasilito, but we have a few questions.
First of all, what is the best way to find a home to rent for a family of four for the duration I mentioned? There are many websites for long-term rental, but I suspect the properties listed are overpriced, and there may be a better way to go about this.
Secondly, we are thinking of sending our children to school in Brasilito and would love to hear some opinions from people who know the area well. What grade does the local grammar school go up to? My children do not speak Spanish and are Canadian citizens, so I wonder if their enrollment for a few months would be allowed. We would love it if they learned Spanish, and this would be one way of going about that. Our other option is Country Day School in Brasilito, and it clearly has its advantages in terms of keeping up with the curriculum they'd be missing in Canada, as well as good facilities; however, it is extremely expensive and perhaps would not offer that same local flavour. Any insights would be appreciated.
Finally, my twelve-year old son loves tennis and we are wondering where they might be tennis courts in Brasilito. On google earth we can see that there is a court at the Westin, but there is another that is close to two buildings and a pool, and we are wondering whether that is in a condo development.
Our timing for this stay would be February to June, 2015. Again, any input would be appreciated. Thanks!