which beach do you recommend in MA? I will have a renal car. If I drive to the beach, is there a place to park? Do I need to go with a company? Typically I bring a car key and a phone in my beach bag and leave a wallet in a car. while I am swimming, i leave my beach bag on sand. But I read that you do not want to do that in a public beach in Costa Rica.
Also about driving to Arenal from MA, I see there are two ways - HW 142 via San Ramon and HW 141 via Naranjo. Which road is less winding? HW 142 seems more straight but I do not know how winding and narrow road is. Any recommended driving direction? I am willing to take additional 30 minutes or so if there is an easier road to take. This is my first time to rent a car in a foreign country. I am nervous about driving in CA and I do not speak Spanish. Thank you for your help.