Alejandro Surf School
Alejandro Surf School
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About
I am Alejandro, born and raised on Manuel Antonio Beach. I am a surf instructor since 20 years and love to provide you the best experience possible of Manuel Antonio and surroundings. I have lots of experience teaching young kids, but also make the older ones surf on the FIRST wave of the lesson. Ask me for places, restaurants and any other recomendations and I will make sure you get the best local experience possible.
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Why book with Alejandro Surf School
  • Your New Costa Rican Best Friend
  • I work on the Manuel Antonio beach since I am 6 years old.
  • Dutch • Spanish • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Adam S
London, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
$50 per head got us an hour in great waves with good instructors, pineapple and water on return, and deck chairs and boards for the rest of the day. Other places on the beach are renting boards alone for $20-25 and that’s before paying for deck chairs, so $50 for all that and instruction means that really this was great value for money for a day on the beach.

By the end of the session I had improved my pop up onto the board and better understood wave selection and timing. Leaving a better surfer than when I arrived.
Written August 15, 2022
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Thank you for the good words! Happy you enjoyed so much.
Written August 22, 2022
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Celisse-x
Manchester, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Amazing experience. Alejandro & his team are fun & helpful. Thank you to Ricardo for being a great teacher. Would 100% recommend this activity if you are around Manuel Antonio & Alejandro’s is the best place to choose
Written March 10, 2023
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Anna W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
This was THE BEST thing that we did in Costa Rica. Instructors are absolutely amazing with kids and adults alike -- incredibly talented, positive teachers. Don't worry if you have no experience or are a complete klutz (like me), they will teach you to get up and surf in a single lesson. They are also incredibly accommodating for observers in the group. They set up chairs and a canopy and make sure that you have a cold beer and fresh fruit. I don't write reviews very often but I would give them ten stars if I could.
Written March 17, 2023
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Tanya R
Ottawa, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Let’s just say that I’m beyond the age when most people take up this sort of thing, but in 2 one-hour lessons, Alejandro and his team helped me get to the point that I can now surf on my own!

Alejandro is very personable, and allows students to use the board on their own for more practice after the lesson. Overall, these folks love what they do, and it shows. There is a fabulous, infectious, energy among the team that takes the experience to a higher level.

If I’m in the area again, I hope to do one of their kayak tours.

Pura vida.
Written March 27, 2022
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Thank you so much! Please come back soon!
Written April 6, 2022
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melli176
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
First surf hours for our sons (6 and 9 years old). Perfect waves, unforgettable experience and so much fun with Alejandro and his team.
We feel absolutly save, motivated and professional guided!
Written August 13, 2022
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Thank you, we loved teaching your kids and are very happy it was such a success!
Written August 22, 2022
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Msuwaterski
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the first contact, Alejandro was very responsive and helpful. He verified our time of arrival and was there to greet us at a parking spot he had reserved for us. The surf instructors were awesome! All 6 of us, including the kids, were able to stand up within only a few attempts. They served us fresh pineapple and they helped us track down some local food for lunch. Wonderful experience- highly recommended!
Written December 28, 2021
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Thank you for your great review. We really love what we do and put heart and soul in it.
Written January 18, 2022
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Elizabeth616550
Houston, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic time with Alejandro and his team (Oscar, Filippo, William, Sebastian). All day we had surf boards and body boards, great food, drink and all the lessons you could want. What a wonderful fun group to be around. They took care of everything parking, tents and chairs and even lunch! We are going back again it was so much fun. If you want a Pura Vida surf experience look no farther! Thank you Alejandro!
Written December 22, 2021
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Jon
Boise, ID2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A wonderful experience. My family of four included some non-swimmers so having our own individual instructors made everyone feel safe and sped up the learning curve. All of the coaches were so nice and pleasant. They provided extra benefits that weren't expected which was a nice touch. The location was convenient and beautiful. Thank you so much.
Written December 20, 2021
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Thank you so much for choosing us. We are so happy to hear you had a great time and your whole family was able to surf with us.
Written December 21, 2021
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Matt R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Alejandro is the man! Passionate about surfing, life and the pursuit of happiness. 2 adults And 2 kids in our group - a few great tips and we were ALL shredding in no time. A lesson rolled into an unforgettable Costa Rican all day experience. Find him and book it! Pura f’n vida baby!!!!!!
Written October 5, 2021
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Eric C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Great team of surf instructors on a money spot at Manuel Antonio beach. Very generous with skill and local area. They’re homies. Chill.
Written October 5, 2021
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