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“great surfing lessons...very friendly and helpful instructors”

Dante's Water Sports
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Surf Lessons School for all ages and Paddle Board Tours, beach tours, kayaking SUP.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our experience at Dante's Water Sports was great! We had surfing lessons for 4 (family with children aged 17, 15, and 10) and the instructors were very helpful. Alejandro and the female instructor helping our 10 year old were particularly great (took him on smaller waves and made sure he did not ever fall too hard ). The surfing was tiring and somewhat difficult, but we were able to take breaks when we needed them. Would recommend taking lessons when the tide is lower to avoid the huge waves if it is your first time surfing, and would definitely recommend communicating what kind of waves you are comfortable riding with your instructor. Dante also organized lunch for us at a local restaurant afterwards which was fantastic. Make sure to remember swim shirts and sunscreen!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Elena L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Dante was very accommodating in switching our surfing lesson day. We had a long day of travel and did not feel up to surfing our first full day in Manuel Antonio. Dante was able to reschedule during Avery busy Easter Weekend . He took us to a local beach that was absolutely stunning. Our kids range from 11-18.. the instructors were very nice and patient. It was a great day. Thank you Dante and Justin at Costa Rican Vacations for the great Service

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dianealdi
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

All of Costa Rica is customer friendly but Dante’s water sports (Alejandro) went above and beyond.

My wife and I and kids did a surfing tour at Manuel Antonio beach with Alejandro. We were all new to it and could not have asked for a better person to help introduce us to the sport. Kids were a little nervous because waves were bigger than we are used to. Safety was top priority and we were so impressed with the way the worked with our 9 and 11 year old and had them up on the boards before the time was up. My son enjoyed it but was still scared of waves so Alejandro gave him a body board to use to make sure he ended the day having fun. It was just what a parent wanted to see and I can’t say enough about his positive attitude and concern for our happiness.

We actually did a second day with them later in our trip to another surfing spot and we were not expecting such a special trip. While Manuel Antonio Beach was beautiful, the “local” spot we went to on our second day was beyond belief. We were a group of 8 with another family and were the only ones on the beach as far as you could see. Kids loved it, surf was calmer. Truly a unique experience. Made me promise not to say where it was but if you ask I bet they’d take you.

Thanks Dante and Alejandro for two magical days!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Hopingforlotsofsnow
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Date of experience: March 2018
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