We are heading to the Nicoya Coast in January and trying to narrow down our options for where to stay. We have 3 boys ages 3,7,9 and prefer a house or villa with a pool and easy beach access. I found Villa Blanca in Samara but have read of the beach being polluted there which is really turning us off. Part of me thinks we should splurge and rent a villa in the Punta Islita resort. I'm also reading great things about Playa Carrillo and am curious about lodging options there. Any suggestions or opinions would be much appreciated!