The staff was very friendly and courteous. well versed with English. We took private lessons and they made it easy and fun for the kids. The heavy down pour did not stop them from enjoying the surfing in water.
My husband, daughter and son tried surfing with Tropical Surf School. After being picked up late, they did make up for lost time at the beach. My daughter got up nearly every time, and my son several times. The staff was pleasant and helpful and worked to make it a pleasant experience.
The surf school was excellent and the guide met us in quepos and helped to navigate manuel antonio including parking. Beaches are crowded and I would recommend having someone watch your things/cars for you and it was very helpful to have a guide with us from the surf school.