Which has the nicer beach? And what beach(es) would be best for small (3-4 yo) children? Obviously we’re not interested in kiteboarding or windsurfing – more just goofing around in the shallow water without getting knocked over. (I’m aware that the SE coast is better for this, but we like the variety of cheaper eats available in the north and aren’t so interested in AIs).
Also, another thing I’m confused about… According to Lonely Planet, the only way to get to Alicia Beach is to go through the Casa Marina Beach resort. Yet on the map, it doesn’t appear to be right on the beach, and there are others closer which claim to have some kind of beach access - like Hotel Waterfront (which says it is unavailable according to the website), Sosua-by-the-sea, Pension Annaliese, etc. Is Playa Alicia easy to get to regardless of where you stay?