Costa Rica is a global favorite for surfers thanks to its wide range of different surf condition options and beautifully pristine natural settings. One of the most popular surf spots in the country can be found in the waters offshore of the village of Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast.
Perhaps best known for its proximity to a national park, Manuel Antonio is a top destination for surfing, sport fishing, bird watching, adventure travelers, and eco-tourism. Small enough to retain its idyllic charm, Manuel Antonio has a number of accommodation options that range from five-star luxury hotels to privately-owned and operated B&Bs.
The biggest draw for visitors entering Manuel Antonio are the village’s picturesque beaches. Public spaces like Playa Espadrilla are perfect for relaxing under the sun or splashing in the warm water while La Playita (“The Little Beach”) is an iconic beach that is especially popular with male visitors. Playa Manuel Antonio enjoys consistent waves and breaks, making it an ideal spot for surfers of all ability levels.
The nearby Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica but is one of the top nature destinations in the country. Home to more than 100 species of mammals and 180 species of birds, Manuel Antonio packs an incredibly diverse ecosystem in just 7.6 square miles. Perhaps the most picturesque corner of the park is its Pacific Ocean coastline with sugar sand white beaches and forests that grow all the way to the high tide line.
With so many global travelers wanting to visit the park, Manuel Antonio is limited to just 600 visitors a day on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp
Known locally as MASS, the Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp is based in the beachfront village of Manuel Antonio just outside the boundary of the popular tourist attraction the Manuel Antonio National Park. MASS uses expert local surf coaches to teach beginners and experts alike how to enjoy the ancient sport of surfing at Playa Manuel Antonio.
MASS also provides a wide range of complementary outdoor activities, including organized tours and activities such as kayaking, whitewater rafting, tubing, deep sea fishing, bird watching, wildlife spotting, and horseback riding at some of the most beautiful natural locations in the area.
MASS can also arrange for accommodations to ensure that visitors enjoy a perfect Costa Rica vacation
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