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Which Beach to go to with Families

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Which Beach to go to with Families

I am planning a trip in December to Costa Rica with 3 families with kids ranging from 7 years to 12 years. Do you recommend staying in Tamarindo or Manuel Antonio for the beach part of the vacation? We are also going to be in Arenal Volcano National Park.

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1. Re: Which Beach to go to with Families

Hi Jefe13,

We've moved this topic to the Tamarindo forum, because it should be more likely to receive some replies here. We hope you find the information you're looking for.

Best regards,


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2. Re: Which Beach to go to with Families

I think the beaches in Manuel Antonio are safer swimming wise compared to Tamarindo. Having said that you need to be careful no matter where you swim, we have some tricky rip tides but the MA area tends to be pretty calm in general. MA gets my vote.

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3. Re: Which Beach to go to with Families

Keep transport times to and from the airport in mind, particularly with the kids. Tamarindo closer to Liberia (LIR), MA closer to San Jose/Alajuela (SJO).

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