We are a family of 5 from the US looking to move to Costa Rica next Summer. We have narrowed down our towns to Nosara and Monteverde. I realize these may seem like total opposites. Our main focus has been finding a wonderful school for our children, which both towns seem to offer. It sounds as if the expat community in Nosara is much larger than Monteverde. We do not speak Spanish yet, so this is appealing to us. We are mountain people by nature, although the rain in Monteverde would be an adjustment. The Nosara beach community sounds wonderful, however the heat will be an adjustment and I'm wondering if there is much access to culture in such an expat community. Does anyone have any input? It would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!!