Heading down south in the first week of August to get some flat spell relief. Never done Costa before, so I thought I'd see what you guys have to say. Going with my gf, who is just learning. She's come with me to Puerto Rico twice and had a great time, so she knows it's not gonna be some spa-treatments-and-mai-tais all-inclusive, but after reading some stories about people getting stuff lifted in Jaco, I want to make sure we go somewhere that she won't feel sketch. A decent surf school would also be nice - I've tried teaching her, but that usually winds up with her on the beach mad at me ...Would also love to go somewhere with some decent scuba diving as well.

Anybody who's been down recently have any info? Thanks a ton!