Costa Rica for a Month with the Fam - Where to Stay?


Gerry Lopez status
Sep 20, 2006
San Diego
Hoping to go to Costa Rica for a month in July/August 2023 with the family, where would you go?

I've been there 4 or so times on surf trips and one trip with the wife, but always to the SW (Jaco, Hermosa, Dominical, Pavones, etc). Thinking about going to the NW coast this time and would rent a house near the beach, or do a home exchange for my home in San Diego. I will be working remotely part time and so will the wife. We have 3 kids (13, 10, 8) one of which loves to surf. We need to be within walking diatance of the beach, with fun surf for me and the 10 year old grom.

Thinking outside of Tamarindo, Playa Grande zone? Where else should we consider? Will rent a vehicle for day/weekend trips.