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Nosara area or Malpais area?

ny
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Nosara area or Malpais area?

We're doing Arenal for 2 nights, and then we want to spend 6 nights in a beach area.

Preferably we'd hit up 2-3 awesome beach towns in the same area.

So should we drive from Arenal to Nosara and spend the 6 days in that area? If yes, which beaches should we check out?

Or, should we drive from Arenal to the Malpais area?

Thank you so much!

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1. Re: Nosara area or Malpais area?

Mal Pais area...lovely area...Santa Terreza is nice...even drive some day to Montezuma!

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2. Re: Nosara area or Malpais area?

Nosara is great area, some beautiful beach towns within one hour drive, Samara, Carillo, Ostional, San Juanillo. Plus the three beaches near Nosara, Playa Pelada, Guiones, and Garza are incredible.

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3. Re: Nosara area or Malpais area?

So ultimately the choice is between:

1) Stay in Nosara and check out Playa Pelada, Guiones, and Garza + maybe venture out to Samara, Carillo, Ostional, San Juanillo.

OR

2) Stay in the Montezuma area and venture out to Tambor and Malpais.

What about everyone else, which would you prefer!?

Thank you!

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4. Re: Nosara area or Malpais area?

I'm more for Montezuma. It's a cute town where you can walk to everything with plenty of hiking to do and waterfalls. It's close to Mal Pais, where you get to see the best sunsets in CR.

Hope this helps,

Marina K. Villatoro

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5. Re: Nosara area or Malpais area?

Stay in Santa Teresa/Mal Pais and make day trips around the area. You have a larger selection of accommodations and restaurants and the most beautiful beaches and sunsets.

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