Surf Lessons Manuel Antonio Beach

Badge of ExcellenceManuel Antonio, Costa Rica

From USD 69.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn to surf in Costa Rica with a small-group lesson near Manuel Antonio. Whether it's your first time on a board or you want to improve your skills, a low student-to-instructor ratio allows plenty of personalized attention so you’ll be confidently paddling and standing up in no time. When you need a rest from the waves, relax with provided beach chairs and umbrellas while snacking on fresh fruit and coconut water.
  • Learn essentials of surfing safety, technique, and etiquette on a Quepos beach
  • Small-group instruction offers individualized attention for all levels and ages
  • Snacks, drinks, and shaded beach chairs help you rest up between surf sessions
  • Includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from Quepos or Manuel Antonio

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

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Opening hours

  • 11/1/2021 - 3/27/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 07:00 am - 03:30 pm

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

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please you must contact as son as you can after you book this product to arrange the pickup time.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Small waves but lots of standing up!
Kathleen_G, Feb 2023
Very patient instructors, explained verbally & by acting the motions out, and very encouraging. Water and fruit at the end was nice after the surfing workout.
Great experience!
Julia_B, Feb 2023
My friend and I greatly enjoyed our surf lesson! We really appreciated Dante for being incredibly helpful and accommodating—the van pickup is so nice, as were the fresh fruit and water on the beach. We took about a 90 minute lesson with Javier and Sebastian who were great instructors. I was surprised that we were able to get up as much as we did successfully, we had never surfed before but the instructors help you get right in the water and make the most of your team. We booked a morning lesson that had a 9am pickup and it was really nice to be on the early side to the beach - less crowded and plenty of room for surfing! The beach where these lessons are, Espadilla, is incredibly beautiful so in between waves you can relax and take in the scenery. I wish we’d had enough energy to take a second lesson!
Super Surf!
Emily_L, Feb 2023
They were on time picking us up, very friendly people. Excellent surf instructors, really good for begineers. 1 to 1 teaching. Loved it!
Highly Recommended.
Wendy_M, Aug 2022
These guys were awesome and patient the entire time. The group was about 4 of us. Two traveling students and my girlfriend and I. We each received a dedicated instructor. Highly recommend to anyone else.
Best morning of learning to surf!
Erika_B, Mar 2022
It was our family’s first time to Costa Rica and learning to surf was a must do on this trip. My teen daughters were able to get up on the surf board in no time thanks to their great surf instructors William and Sebastian! I highly recommend learning to surf on Manuel Antonio Beach!
Great instructors and amazing value
Hannah_S, Mar 2022
This was definitely one of my favorite things of our whole trip. My friend and I took the class together and had a blast. We had two hours of solid time in the water plus break time whereas a lot of the others list two hours which means you only have about an hour in the water. We had one on one instruction by two brothers—Kenneth and Yazdanny (who also happens to be the bodyboarding champion). They were very friendly, helpful and made for a successful time surfing! I can’t wait to get back out on the water! I definitely recommend it and would do it again.
First time surfing with the family in Costa Rica
Todd_D, Mar 2022
Dante's team was very friendly and very helpful. All of us were able to surf on our first try. They took us to a beach that was not crowded and had great beginner waves.
Great Surf Experience.
Drew_M, Mar 2022
Oscar and team were great surf instructors. They were great with my five year old and 15 year old. I would recommend this to anyone.
Great time!
Tenby_T, Mar 2022
The instructors were very good, patient and helpful. I was a bit cautious about this as it was my first time but not only did they make me feel confident, I managed to surf some waves to the shore. They were very encouraging. They took us to a great spot and the group was small with a very low teacher to student ratio.
Couldn't be better!
Kathi, Aug 2021
Thank you so much for an awesome surfing experience! I tried surfing here in Costa Rica for the first time and got completely hooked! The tutors are very nice and very dedicated to get you to catch the waves :) thanks a lot!
Dante will teach you to catch a wave!
David_F, July 2021
Dante runs a fabulous service. Our first day the tide was too high. Not Dantes fault. But he upgraded us to private lessons just to be a great guy. The instructors were wonderful. If you think you might not be able to do this, you can! Worth every penny.