I read the thread from the family who had their holiday ruined by fighting in the street.
I would agree with the comment that if they came again to the town to seriously consider staying somewhere a short distance away from the main town.
We always stay in the general Capistrano area where the views are spectacular but it is very, very quiet at night.
The downside is the need to drive down to town or the beach. On the upside, you have a car if you want to take a trip somewhere.
I was also astounded at the price paid for an apartment, for just a little more they could have rented a villa with its own pool. We pay half that for a large 3 bedroom house right next to the pool.
Most of the postings on this forum seem to greatly favour being based in the town rather than nearby. I would like therefore to hear the opinion of anyone with children who has done both.