We (2 parents, 3 kids aged 4, 4, and 6) are visiting Costa Rica in March of 2015 for 2 weeks. We've booked a place in Samara and could easily stay there for 2 weeks, but we're also thinking of splitting up our time and spending 1 week there and 1 week elsewhere. A friend with kids mentioned that he really liked Nosara.
Is the beach/ocean near Nosara kid-friendly? Our kids are not confident swimmers yet, so we're looking for somewhere with a relatively calm ocean, where we don't have to worry about our kids getting swept out to sea :)
Or if not, Nosara, can anyone recommend other places with mellow surf? Ideally it would be somewhere with kid-friendly beaches but with decent surf nearby (for me, a beginner/intermediate level surfer)