Which surf town in Costa Rica with little children?

Old Jun 26th, 2014, 11:32 AM
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Which surf town in Costa Rica with little children?

We are looking to go to CR for one week in November.

We will be a family of 5 - which includes two children under the age of 3 and our sister-in-law who is a surfer.

We would like the following:
-family friendly surf town
-stay on or in walking distance to the beach
-walking distances to restaurants and/or a town
-less than a 5 hour drive from san jose air port

Any suggestions????
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Old Jun 26th, 2014, 04:11 PM
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I'd go to Tulemar Bungalows in Manuel Antonio, but we haven't tried their surfing. They have free boogie boards and kayaks and their own beach. MA is very popular with young families.
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Old Jun 27th, 2014, 10:38 AM
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We went to Tamarindo, which is known for surfing. It does have more of a party atmosphere than a family atmosphere, but I still think it would be good for a family with small kids. It was pretty relaxed and calm during the day. At night people go to the bars and party, but with small kids you'd probably be in for the night by the time anything got started anyway.

There are several hotels on the beach road along with shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. The beach is nice and wide with easy entrance into the water.
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Old Jun 27th, 2014, 11:06 AM
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We haven't been yet, but Samara gets consistently good reviews.
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Old Jun 29th, 2014, 01:52 PM
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Nosara is high on the list for surfers.
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