I LOVE these guys! You can't imagine a more perfect setting: a gorgeous walk to a nearly secluded beach, with gentle waves and a long surf break. And then you are in the best hands imaginable! Manuel and Alvaro take SO MUCH pride in their work: from their carefully set-up surf school flags, to the providing rash guards, boards and hand-picked refreshments served in a lovely drift-wood enclosed alcove they created themselves as a refuge during surf breaks. And then there's there instruction: never have I had two coaches who rooted harder for me, lovingly yet sternly pushed me more to be better, cheered me on, and took personal pride in any of my advancement as a learning surfer. Their feedback was so specific and helpful and they always knew when to take you to the next level. I spent a whole five days with these boys and loved every minute of their enthusiasm and unceasing love for surfing, the water, their environment and their country. I'd go all the way back to Montezuma just to take lessons with them again. This is the best surf school experience I've ever had, and I'm not a beginner but have taken multiple lessons in surf schools in multiple countries. Mani is even the one responsible for finally teaching me how to properly duck-dive - a feat I'd never accomplished before. These guys are FANTASTIC! If you want to learn to surf, you should book a trip out to Costa Rica just to study with them! Woo-hoo!!