Manuel Antonio Tours
Surf Lessons Manuel Antonio Beach
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Surf Lessons Manuel Antonio Beach

By Dante's Water Sports
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Ages 4-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Tropical fruit, water or coconut water
  • bilingual (English and Spanish) surfing instructor
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • equipment
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • You must contact at least 12 hours before your product date to confirm if you will need any special requirements or meeting place (hotel, house, hostel etc) for the pick up and pick up time ..Use the contact details on your confirmation/voucher
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Villa Costa Vida, 500M West of HOTEL MARIPOSA, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47341P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Please you must contact as soon as you can after you book this product to arrange the pickup time. Please bring your own towel and refillable water bottle. We provide rash guards.
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47341P2

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        • Dante's Water Sports
          1,004
          Costa Rica
          Joined in June 2012
        • 925tessr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing beach day in Manuel Antonio with Dante’s Water Sports
          Our beach day was amazing! Dantes’ provided transportation from our house to the beach and back to our house when we were ready to head back. Our spot was laid out perfectly with a beach chair for every person in our party as well as enough umbrellas for those who prefer shade. They provided us water to drink and fresh pineapple to snack on. All of the staff were very nice and fun. We were able to order food and drinks from the restaraunt nearby and they delivered it directly to our beach chairs. Would definitely book Dantes’ Beach Day excursion again and highly recommend to anyone who is planning to visit.
          Written June 12, 2024
        • jorjar540
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Family Beach Day
          Our group of 15 had an amazing time at Dante’s water sports! Dante and his staff were attentive and their to assist with anything we needed. All chairs were set up and we were provided with fruit and water all day. Everyone had a nice and relaxing time. If you need an all inclusive beach day experience, Dante’s water sports is the way to go!
          Written June 12, 2024
        • sydneyt671
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun beach day!
          The staff were very attentive and got us exactly what we needed! We had our own lounge chair, umbrella, side table, and extra chairs. Food and drinks were great!
          Written June 11, 2024
        • Y2858BVlynnr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          AWESOME EXPERIENCE - MUST DO!!!
          Perfect way to finish off a wonderful day at Manuel Antonio. They were excellent communicators, timely responses, had nice lounge chairs with umbrellas all ready for us. Very friendly. You can order food from a place next door and they deliver it to you. It is a small sectioned off area on Manuel Antonio beach so local vendors do come by to sell things but not a bad thing, one of them gave me an amazing back and foot massage - $20 for 30 minutes. One of the best experiences of our trip.
          Written June 10, 2024
        • 900tashaa
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Family lessons
          Great service and super sweet fun teachers! We had great lessons and fun chilling at the beach after. You can order food and drinks on the beach or at the restaurant.
          Written June 9, 2024
        • jorgefD9566CB
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent sunshade spot with bodyboard equipment
          Really enjoyable time at Manuel Antonio beach. The staff was so kind whenever I need to ask something. Nice bodyboard equipment made a good match with Manuel Antonio's waves. The location just nailed it as it is right in the middle of the beach. That means, away from the rocks of the corners and providing an amazing view. Beach hawkers will approach time to time but with a simple "no, gracias" they won't force any further contact.
          Written June 8, 2024
        • Navigator34046795252
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Suntanning beds
          Amazing day at the beach. Super nice and friendly service. We rented the sunbeds and had a really nice chat with the owner. Recommended!
          Written June 8, 2024
        • londonk881
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          AMAZING
          It was so convenient to have chairs on the beach without having to carry them and worry! Amazing service and incredibly nice, I would highly recommend!! :)
          Written June 7, 2024
        • jasong911
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pura Vida chair life
          Amazing views and attentive service. We have used them before and will use them again. The staff is friendly and seem to always be able to help us with chairs, food, drinks, lessons and boogie boards!
          Written June 5, 2024
        • Jet26481077341
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect way to enjoy paradise
          The beach was beautiful and the staff were very friendly and eager to help. I tried the piña colada, mojito, mai tai, and the mixed ceviche with plantains. Everything was excellent!
          Written June 3, 2024
        • mercedesaW1400YS
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Epic beach day!
          We had the most amazing time with Dante’s crew!!! Everyone was super friendly and accomodating. We enjoyed the loungers/umbrellas and ordered from the restaurant nearby for an epic lunch. They provided us fruit & water during the day as well which was super refreshing. We will definitely be back again. Thanks again DWS for a great memory to our vacation!
          Written June 3, 2024
        • SarahWhel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Beach Day Coordination!
          Dante’s Watersports and Tours did a great job making sure our beach day in Manuel Antonio was relaxing and fun. We had lounge chairs and umbrellas set up for us when we arrived and food/drink brought right to us on the beach. Transportation was safe and timely. I highly recommend this tour company!
          Written June 3, 2024
        • charlottecK4392PE
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beach day
          Lovely spot on the beach with good vibes and even better view. Dante did everything to make sure we had a memorable day. Boogie boards included with rental of sun beds and surf board rental was only $20 for the day. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a relaxing beach day with some surfing :) Pura Vida
          Written June 3, 2024
        • Adventure735201
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Grandparents and 15 year old grandson's kayak adventure
          I would highly recommend taking this adventure. Great views. We enjoyed the private beach area and laying in the small waterfall near the beach. Nice and cool. Alex did a wonderful job helping us. Due to my knee replacement six months ago I had to move slower but Alex was patient and assisted me getting in and out of the water. Eddie picked us up at the hotel and picked up our lunch so we could eat at our hotel. Enjoyable time!
          Written May 27, 2024
        • R2757JPandrewj
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great way to spend the evening
          Great way to spend the evening! Beautiful sunset, great exercise, and saw a few birds and fish. It would have been nice to be on the water a little bit during the sunset, but we did get to watch it while we waited for our van ride back to the hotel.
          Written April 28, 2024
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        Jordan A
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020 • Friends
        From start to finish the team at Dante's water sports were quick to respond, accommodating and professional. They went the extra mile ensure we were satisfied and did it with a smile! They also take great pictures to capture the moment. Would defiantly recommend to anyone wanting to learn to surf and get the true PriaVida experience.
        Written March 7, 2020
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        Diana K
        San Francisco, CA18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2020 • Family
        My whole family absolutely loved doing surfing lessons with Ali and Dante. Ali, our surf instructor, was fantastic both with our first timers and more experienced members, carefully adapting to the student and their individual learning needs. He is truly a wonderful young man who clearly loves surfing and his job. He was exceptionally patient and vigilant with our young 7 year old daughter, who road her first wave almost immediately thanks to Ali's excellent instruction. He made the whole family feel safe even in the bigger waves, and was always right there when you needed him. After just two lessons, my daughter was even doing tricks on the board! He not only helped her learn how to surf, he also helped build her confidence so that she felt capable of taking on any challenge. Teachers as gifted, wonderful, and deeply knowledgeable as Ali are rare. We are very grateful to have found him.

        The service itself was professional, on time and followed all safety and cleaning procedures. Emails were responded to immediately in a clear and concise fashion.

        All-in-all, this is a great activity for the whole family. Highly recommended for any traveler or local alike.
        Written December 2, 2020
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        Taylor D
        Spring, TX8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2020
        We had a huge group when our family was in Costa Rica for Thanksgiving: Grandparents, children, and grandchildren. Everyone who tried, from age 6 to 61, got up multiple times! The crew was really good at making sure the kids all felt comfortable, helping them catch the waves and balance on the boards. They even gave some of us adults boosts so we could catch the waves. The crew was fun and good at making us smile.

        Overall it was a great time. They provided snacks and water for us all, and even used one of our phones to take plenty videos and pictures of us all, free of charge!
        Written December 12, 2020
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        Jeremy
        Maple Valley, WA2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021 • Friends
        Great lesson for first time surfers! The waves were perfect, the 1-on-1 instructors were patient and knowledgeable, and the fresh fruit was delicious. Dante’s crew went above and beyond to make sure we had a fun experience. Transportation even came right to our Airbnb once we let them know where it was. I recommend going in the morning, as the beach was getting considerably more crowded around the time we we finished up.
        Written April 3, 2021
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        Kim E
        Raleigh, NC9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        We had a great experience with Dante Watersports! We booked an afternoon private surfing lesson for 2 adults and a 14-yr-old girl. Although usually they do lessons at Manuel Antonio beach, the waves were not good that day so they offered to either reschedule or take us a bit down the road to Quepos where waves were perfect- we opted for the relocation.

        Our instructors Sebastian and Willam were fantastic! So patient, experienced, and fun. They got all of us up for some real surfing and it was amazing. My daughter was beaming as she rode waves all the way to the shore. After hard work in the water, we enjoyed a late lunch with Sebastian at a local restaurant in Quepos where we tried some traditional dishes and chatted all about Costa Rica. Dante runs a great operation and we had a fabulous experience.
        Written March 15, 2023
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        Courtney H
        Buena Vista, CO2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We’d done a lot of research online about different surf schools and happened to run into Dante in Quepos. We flagged him down and he took us down to Manuel Antonio for an afternoon in the ocean! For $50 per person (great deal!!!!) they gave us surf lessons (no time limit, but we were wiped at about 90 minutes in), and access to skim boards, boogie boards, kayaks and snorkel gear. Alejandro and Charlie were out instructors and did an incredible job. All 4 of us were able to get up and ride waves and blew our expectations away. Highly recommend and make sure to request Alejandro. His girlfriend was around and she took photos of us which we really appreciated. After a late lunch (we walked down the street to a restaurant), we took off on kayaks and paddled out around the national park. We had a lot of fun and really appreciated Dante working with us and giving us such a great deal!
        Written January 26, 2021
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        Jarred C
        Shippensburg, United States25 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021
        My wife and I signed up for surf lessons with Dantes Water Sports and we thought the van was a bit run down but that is the only negative we have. The water was too rough/the tide was too high so instead of taking us for a quick lesson, they not only refunded our money but they allowed us as much time on the beach as we wanted before taking us back to our hotel. My wife and I used this opportunity to walk around town and shop for souvenirs for a few hours before getting in the water. They provided water, fresh pineapple and other beach specific things including beach towels, umbrellas and chairs. A member of our group got cut on some rocks in the water and the company provided first aide care without hesitation. We were pleasantly surprised at this free afternoon at the beach and really appreciated their commitment to our safety. If we return to Costa Rica we hope to take a surf lesson with Dantes Water Sports.
        Written July 28, 2021
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        Iceman789
        13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2021 • Family
        Couldn’t have asked for a better day of surfing. Picked up in the morning from our hotel by Dante who took us to the beach and introduced us to Alejandro. The instructors were amazing and so friendly with both us and our 3 kids. It was so relaxed that we didn’t feel under any time pressure at all.
        The setting is incredible and the waves perfect for beginners to intermediate level surfers. The water’s warm and clear with a golden, sandy beach.
        Dante took photos of all the family both whilst on the beach and in the water during our lesson (having got our approval first) and then offered to send photos digitally to our email address for a small amount per person. The photos are amazing and having used a high-resolution camera are so clear and it’s great to have some amazing memories to enjoy in the future.
        Alejandro is an amazing instructor and knew exactly how to get the best out of all of us in the water.
        We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dante’s Watersports to anyone! 🤟🏻🏄🏼🏄🏼‍♀️☀️🌊
        Written February 3, 2021
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        CATHY M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2020
        Our family had a lovely day today with Dante's Water in Manuel Antonio surfing. The staff was fantastic and super with all 15 of us ranging from 5 years old to 65 years old. It was so much fun watching EVERYONE get up on the board and ride the waves. The staff was friendly, encouraging, and very accommodating! We would definitely book with them again.
        Written November 25, 2020
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        Cecik
        Miami, FL75 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022
        We booked this company through our hotel. They took really good care of our little our tweens and they were up on the board from the get-go. We paid $10.00 extra per adult to accompany during the trip, but once we got to the beach we had a tent and chairs waiting for us. After the lesson (about 45 minutes-1 hour) they provide the us with fruits and water. They also said we could stay for the remain of the day and the kids could use the boards if they liked.
        Written March 27, 2022
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