Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Puntarenas / Manuel Antonio / Dante's Water Sports
Surf School and Watersports Destination.All lessons include round-trip transportation in a comfortable, new, double air-conditioned 12-people-van (driven by the owner, Dante), from/to the guest's hotel or private residence in Manuel Antonio or Quepos, chairs and umbrellas at the beach, refreshments (water, coconut water, and fresh fruit), rash guard, and an experienced and safe, bilingual (English and Spanish) surfing instructor (2-3 people maximum/instructor, with young children having their own). A 20-minute instruction and security talk is given by the surfing instructor to the guest, prior to entering the water. Photos are optional and offered to be purchased as an extra service, available upon request.
Standard surf lesson price is US$65/person (paid in cash or by Visa/MasterCard), and the lesson lasts three hours, preferably beginning a few hours before high tide. All experience levels and ages are welcome to take part in the lessons. Advance reservations are highly recommended for the best experience.
Company is fully insured.
The complete experience called Fun at the Beach includes all of the above and also access to our paddle boards, body boards and also a delicious Costa Rican lunch served to you directly at the beach. You are free to combine and mix your favorite activities as you wish, making this the perfect tour for the entire family. Available all days of the week, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. noon., at US$75/person.
Our special Beach Hopping Experience trip takes you to explore "the Real Costa Rica": the beautiful and secluded Matapalo, (30minutes south of Manuel Antonio), and includes all of the above plus a fun waterfall visit where you can swim and play; US$75/person (for a minimum of four people), full day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Paddle boarding, including snorkeling and yoga, three hours for US$65/person. Your choice of ocean (with a stop at the little paradise of Biesanz beach) or Damas Island mangroves, or a combination of the two! Available morning (7:30 a.m.) and afternoon (2:30 p.m.).
For all levels and durations, we also rent out surfboards at US$15-25/day (price depending on the size/quality of board), body boards at US$15/day, paddle boards at US$20/hour, and kayaks at US$20/hour.
The owner and manager, Dante Herrera, is very involved in the local community, in organizations like Copaza (a cooperation to help local children), as a coordinator for the local Blue Flag Ecological Program (to protect the quality of our beaches), leading reforestation efforts, and much more.
Dante's Water Sports operates as a 100% drug- and alcohol-free business (and Dante himself has been living a clean lifestyle for years and is an active member within the local community of prevention and treatment of substance abuse), with a zero tolerance policy for all employees, and does not permit anyone of its workers to be under the influence of any kind of drugs and/or alcohol when at work (and preferably not in private either). This is an important reason, amongst many, behind why so many of the major hotels, private homes, and tourist agencies in the Manuel Antonio area and beyond have chosen to work with Dante's Water Sports and continue to trust us with their clients, both adults and children of all ages.
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Dante's Water Sports Reviews
For my birthday this year, my husband and family came to Costa Rica. One of our days here we booked a surf trip with Dante. He was so knowledgeable about all the naturally beautiful beaches and... more »
Because of the low season I had a private tour. It is was very interesting and beautiful. They can tell a lot about the mangroves and show you beautiful stuff. We even saw a family of monkeys! more »
Went kayaking from Los Altos beach out to coral head in the bay with our family of six. Tied off to a mooring ball with provided leash and donned our snorkeling gear. We’re able to see a wide variety of tropical fish and was enjoyable trip. Dante helped us all navigate the crashing high tide surf on the way back in.
Dante & Diego took great care of us! From picking us up right on time, to treating us to delicious fresh pineapple during our day, to showing us many different parts of the Costa Rican coastline and water it was a delightful day for a very reasonable price. We used kayaks, paddleboards & snorkeling equipment and all were in good condition.
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