My plan is to rent a small condo.
My question is where to stay.
We are mostly interested in resting; beach and pool - perhaps snorkeling. We are not big surfers. I'm planning zip-lines, hiking, and white water during the first 5 days. So, big touring from the beach is not important. Maybe we'll have the energy to go see turtles. Pleasant restaurants would be nice but late night party scenes are irrelevant. Safety is important. We also want to be close enough to the airport. Our flight out is at 2 pm which will allow an extra morning at the beach if we're not too far down the peninsula.
I was looking at Playa Hermosa but have been told it's too boring and I should look at Playa Tamarindo. Any opinions?