So we're just getting together our winter 2013 vacation plan. We love CR- beautiful country and the locals are awesome!! Last year we went to the usual- Arenal, Monteverde, and MA. This year I'm deciding between Tamarindo, Samara, or Santa Teresa. I was all in on Tamarindo until I read some unfavorable reviews about sewage in the water, streets, and on the beach. I know its not a blue flag beach so I've started to reconsider. My initial thought was Witch's Rock surf camp for 4 nights and Casa Cook for 3 nights. What is your opinion of the town, water, beaches- are they clean?