I am planning a trip with my girlfriend and we both don’t like spots that are too touristy, but still like to have the availability of bars and restaurant around if we feel like it. I am currently looking both at places in Playa Grande and Playas del Coco. What would you suggest, especially beachwise. We will spend most time at the beach, and will probably explore different beaches most of the days by driving around, but I’d like to know which one of the two might be better for us. We both like to surf but we are no surfers, so we wouldn’t do that all the time. Is the beach in Playa Grande good for just swimming and chilling, or are the waves too big?
Would Playas del Coco be better for that? Is the water there calmer and better for swimming/snorkeling and so on?