My family of 8 adults and 3 kids are heading to CR for the Thanksgiving break. I have two rental homes on hold and will be pulling the trigger on one of them tomorrow or the next day. One place is in Quepos, the other is in Montezuma. It seems like Montezuma is a much more charming town, but I am a tiny bit concerned about it not being a central location for the more famous activities (is Manuel Antonio that great? Do we need to get over to Monteverde?). My family likes the idea of monkeys coming to the house in Quepos (strangely a huge selling point. How friendly are the monkeys in Montezuma?). But, we also want to be able to hang out on the beach with a cooler of frosty beverages. -Or hang out at palapa style restaurant, feet in the sand, relaxing (Is the closest beach to Quepos inside MA park? Do you have to pay every time you enter?). And finally, a number of us in the group will be wanting to surf.
Can anyone shed some light on my little predicament?