Samara beach-- wondering if it's still a lesser known gem? We will be doing the beach portion of our vacation from Jan. 3 -6 2017. I know this is high season, but looking for some calm in the madness while still being able to do fun stuff. We have 2 kids, ages 8 & 10. Want to do some surfing, sea kayaking snorkeling, etc. The other option I'm looking at is Santa Teresa further south--seemed like it still had surfing for kids, snorkeling, sea kayaking, etc. but less crowded. Though I read Samara has a soccer field in town, which my son would love. Wherever we've traveled--from Bolivia to S. Korea, he has enjoyed meeting up with local kids on the local soccer field.
Thanks in advance for any info.