I've just booked airline tickets for my family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens boys) for end of June 2013 for 8 days not including our travel days. I am debating between spliting our time between MA and Arenal or just staying at MA all 8 days. We really prefer to stay in one place, but don't want to be bored. We are thinking about staying at La Posada private Bungalows which is right next to the beach and entrance to the National Park. We'll probably do ziplining, river rafting, Damas Jungle cruise, and tour MA park visiting beach #3. We are all adventureous, but enjoy a lttle down time as well.
My question is, with several extra days in MA (beyond our excursions), will there be enough to do? We love the beach, but will the boys be able to enjoy the ocean with the rip tides? Are sufing lessons safe? Are there lounge chairs/umbrellas, cafes on the beach to have lunch?
Is the local town interesting to walk around? Would a couple hours in town having lunch etc be eventful?
Thanks in advance!