Don't Forget the Nightlife
You might have a laser-like focus on surfing, and treat your Costa Rican trip as nothing more than a way to touch as many waves as possible. But even the most hardcore surfer will probably want some sort of adult beverage at the end of a long day.
Lucky for you, Costa Rican nightlife is serious business. And leading the way is the Northern Pacific town of Tamarindo. Not only does Tamarindo have a coastline that suits advanced and less-experienced surfers, but it also has Vegas-like atmosphere for partying and other not-so-cultural pursuits. If you're looking for good surf during the day and a lot of suds at night, look no further.
And while we also touted Playa Jaco as a great surfing spot for those who also want to explore other vacation-y pursuits, we forgot to mention that over-imbibing and partying all night are pursuits that often pop up for visitors to the town. Beware the tourist hordes that descend on the town at night ... or make it easy on yourself and join in the revelry.