My wife and I prefer Tamarindo, however, where we have a view of the beach and ocean, but there are also about 40 or so restaurants to which we can walk for lunch or dinner. A house or condo in a place like this would require driving to dinner, or cooking yourself.
Hotels in places like Playa Panama are destination resorts, as there are not many places where you can walk and enjoy both the beach and a variety of restaurants.
Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing some photos from Julie's brother's trip to Iceland.