Located just 4.4 miles (7.1 kilometers) from the town of Quepos on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio is one of the best surf towns in the country. But in a land with so many world-class surfing spots, what makes Manuel Antonio special?
Waves for All Ability Levels
Whether you’re a professional surfer or a first-time beginner, the area offshore of Manuel Antonio has a wave right for you. Different beaches up and down the coast offer huge right and left breaking barrels that offer experts challenging thrills as well as gentle, “baby” waves that are ideal for learning the noble sport of surfing.
It’s Situated in a Prime Location
Manuel Antonio practically exudes surfing and surf culture, including partaking in holistic activities in the surrounding nature, close access to natural parks and wilderness areas, and no-frills budget hotels and bars where you can relax and unwind after a long day on the water.
Other, complementary activities that surfers can enjoy close to Manuel Antonio include horseback riding, whitewater canoeing, deep sea fishing, stand up paddling, and enjoying natural water slides that lead to refreshingly cool swimming pools at the base of a waterfall deep within the pristine jungle.
There’s Enough Space for Everyone
Whenever surfers around the world discover a new spot with challenging breaks and consistent swells, they often flock in large numbers to the area, causing the water to get quite crowded at times. But because the Manuel Antonio area has so many different beaches, breaks, and river mouths to choose from, there’s enough space for every surfer.
Outstanding Surf Coaching
Many Ticos (Costa Rican natives) have spent their entire lives surfing the beaches in and around Manuel Antonio. Their expertise and experience offer both beginner and experienced surfers the opportunity to find the right waves at the right time for their ability level.
The expert coaches also have years of experiencing in teaching water safety, wave motion techniques, and helpful tips to improve your surfing experience. Having an experienced, local surf pro makes a huge difference in your surfing experience because they know how to read the tides, weather, and water to find exactly the right place to surf. Surfing pros also know all the hidden and inaccessible surfing spots that most visitors could never find on their own.
The Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp is the premier surf school in the Manuel Antonio area for surfing enthusiasts of all ability levels.