I agree with most of the rest, don't even go to Hermosa if you are with the fam. Go to either Manuel Antonio or anywhere on the Nicoya from Mal Pais up to south of Tamarindo. Also don't be scared to leave the beach for a few nights and check out the cloud forests or volcanoes. I used to not want to be anywhere but the beach and just surf nonstop but now when I go it is nice to go somewhere else in the mountains.