I am trying to plan a trip to Costa Rica in July. Travelers include myself, my husband, our 2 kids (15 and 9) and my parents. I was thinking of spending the first 3 nights in Arenal, and the last 4 in Manuel Antonio After researching, reading TA reviews, etc. I have narrowed it down to Buena Vista Villas ( definately my favorite), La Posada, and Si Como No.
Buena Vista- how is the private beach? Is it safe for kids to swim, boogie board in? Also, I haven't been able to find many pics of the private beach. Does anyone have any to share? How close is it to Manuel Antonio Park? I know it's expensive- to those that have stayed there- did you think it was worth it?
La Posada- the price is definately right. And within walking distance to the back entrance. From what I have read, the best swimable beach is Playa Manuel Antonio. But, there are no umbrellas, chairs to lounge in, etc. Is this correct? Also, no water views. The owner and service sounds fantastic though!
Si Como No- sounds the most kid friendly. Is it close to MA park? Sounds like it is more spread out than the other places.
I would appreciate any comments or opinions- thanks so much!