This was a fantastic home for my family with girls ages 6 and 9. Pool was key after a day at the beach which is about a 15 minute walk/ 2 minute drive. We had visited Playa Avellanas for a day on a prior trip to Tamarindo and fell in love with it. It's a beautiful white sand beach with good surfing MUCH less crowded than Tamarindo. Tide pools and shell hunting for the kids as well as a great restaurant; Lola's. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quieter more tranquil option to Tamarindo.