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About Dante's Water Sports
Beach tours, Surf Lessons School for all ages, Paddleboard (SUP) tour, Ocean and Mangrove Kayak, Tours and Rentals.
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Surf Lessons Manuel Antonio Beach

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.
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3 hours
from $65.00

Kayak Manuel Antonio

No trip to Costa Rica is complete without exploring the open water, and for adventurous travelers, nothing beats a kayak excursion. With this beginner-friendly adventure, let your guide lead the way to a private beach where you don your life vest, grab a kayak or paddleboard, and head out on the water for a scenic cruise—with your guide, all equipment, and refreshments included.
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3 hours
from $49.00

Mangrove Kayak and Local Waterfall Experience

The scenic waterways and mangrove forests of the Damas Island estuary lie just a couple of hours south of Puntarenas. On this kayaking tour, paddle through the reserve without disturbing the natural ecosystems; learn about the unique coastal mangroves; and look out for wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas, and exotic birds.
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5 hours
from $69.00

SUP Paddleboard Manuel Antonio

You can stand up paddleboard (SUP) snorkel (if water conditions allow)
and play in the waves..An excellent activity for any nature lover!
There is also a Kayak option for no extra cost for families that have some people that want to Paddle boarding and others that want to Kayaking.
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3 hours
from $49.00

Surf Lessons Manuel Antonio and Local Waterfall Experience

Get to know the meaning of Costa Rican ‘pura vida’ (pure life) with a private or small-group tour to secluded beaches and jungle hideaways usually only visited by locals. Soak up the sun away from the crowds, and learn surfing basics with a fun lesson to get you standing up in no time. This half-day escape also includes a swimming stop at a secret waterfall plus fresh fruit snacks and lunch to keep you energized.
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4 hours
from $79.00
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Greg Anthony wrote a review Apr 10
Columbus, Ohio30 contributions6 helpful votes
We bought surf lessons for or two children (17 & 12). Dante's provided pickup at our hotel in Manuel Antonio and allowed my wife and I to ride along for an additional $10 USD a piece. Since it was not a busy day, both girls had their own private instructors who were very attentive and great teachers. They provided water and snacks while we were there and transported us all back to the hotel at the end.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Jeremy wrote a review Apr 3
Maple Valley, Washington2 contributions
We had a wonderful morning on the ocean with Christian. He made us inexperienced kayakers feel comfortable and safe, and it was fun to snorkel at the end of our kayak trip and see all of the pretty fish. Fresh pineapple and watermelon capped off the trip, and we relaxed at the beach for about an hour before transportation took us back to the Airbnb. A+ service from Dante’s whole team.
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Jeremy wrote a review Apr 3
Maple Valley, Washington2 contributions
Great lesson for first time surfers! The waves were perfect, the 1-on-1 instructors were patient and knowledgeable, and the fresh fruit was delicious. Dante’s crew went above and beyond to make sure we had a fun experience. Transportation even came right to our Airbnb once we let them know where it was. I recommend going in the morning, as the beach was getting considerably more crowded around the time we we finished up.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Abdirizaq Hussein wrote a review Mar 2021
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We chose this place when we had nothing reserved and they exceeded all expectations, the tourist guides were timely in picking us up and they were extremely friendly and accommodating to my group, one special guide named SAUL treated us to a great time and kept high energy all evening, and they fed some amazing fruit and were very happy to take us to the bank as we forgot our cash at the house, all in all I would definitely recommend this company and please make sure to call them instead of using TripAdvisor they give much better rates that way!!!!!!
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Daron D wrote a review Mar 2021
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Outstanding. From the pickup at the resort and surf lessons to being dropped off afterwards at the restaurant of our choice, it was personal and professional, incredibly friendly and fun! Alejandro was an amazing instructor. The whole team provided all kinds of insight into activities and life around Manuel Antonio. Highly recommend using Dante's!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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