A recent article published by CNBC, the business news division of NBC, highlighted the growing trend by American tourists to choose less-crowded destinations in Central America over more traditional vacation hotspots like Mexico and the Caribbean.
Partly as a way to avoid overcrowding and high prices and partly to explore more pristine, natural areas, tourists are increasingly choosing countries like Costa Rica for their vacations. Costa Rica is world-famous for its biodiversity and lush nature, making it an excellent destination for outdoor activities like hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, and surfing.
If you’re thinking about heading to Costa Rica, be sure to book your vacation with the Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp (MASS). Based in both the colorful village of Dominical on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast and Manuel Antonio near the National Park, MASS is a professional surf school staffed by an experienced team of local surf pros.
MASS uses advanced video recording and wave motion techniques to safely and quickly teach anyone to surf, even people who have tried to surf before. And MASS’s expert coaching staff also excel at helping intermediate and more experienced surfers take their surfing skills to the next level. MASS will teach you everything you need to surf, including learning how to forecast waves and interpret tidal patterns.
Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is a mecca for surfers thanks to its beautiful beaches, steady supply of large waves, and the natural beauty of the area. With both left and right-turning breaks, large and small swells, and pure, warm waters, the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is truly an ideal place to learn surfing.
MASS does much more than just teach people how to surf. MASS specializes in bringing together people from around the world to learn more about local culture and enjoy other, complimentary activities in the region. Including Manuel Antonio National Park and the seven surfing beaches around the town of Manuel Antonio, MASS organizes fun-filled adventure trips including hiking to a jungle waterfall, exploring “secret” beaches, kayaking and stand-up paddling along coastal estuaries, and horseback riding. MASS also organizes activities such as professional massages on the beach, yoga classes, bird watching, and learning Spanish.
MASS’s headquarters are in Manuel Antonio with a second location in the village of Dominical, just a 30-minute drive from the town of Quepos (which has an airport) or three hours overland from the capital of San Jose. If you’re looking for an uncrowded, beautiful, and amazing place to enjoy surfing and other outdoor adventures, choose the Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp!