SUP Costa Rica SUP, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding or Surfing, is the most popular new sport to hit Costa Rica and the world. SUP is a relatively new sport, having just been invented in the 2000’s. It began in Hawaii, but soon became popular all over the world, especially in Costa Rica. SUP is fun and easy to learn, making it a great activity for all types of people.
One of the best regions for SUP Costa Rica is in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, along the coast of the Guanacaste Province. The beaches of Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Avellanas, Flamingo Beach, Playa Danta, and Playa Coco are some of the best beaches for SUP, for all skill levels. Whether you’re new to SUP and surfing or are already an experienced surfer, you’ll find SUP to be an enjoyable activity. There are shops throughout the beaches of Guanacaste that offer SUP rentals, tours, and lessons so anyone can get the hang of it.
SUP Costa Rica is a great way to explore the coast and after just an hour or so, anyone will feel like an expert. It’s a great total body workout that provides you with the opportunity to spend hours experiencing the beauty of Costa Rica from a new vantage point. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is also a great way to explore rivers or other bodies of water. There are many rivers and estuaries that feed into the beaches of Playa Grande, Avellanas, Flamingo Beach, Tamarindo, Playa Danta, and Playa Coco. You can explore these rivers on a SUP board rather than kayaking. Many tour companies will put together packages that allow you to spend some time having fun with your SUP board in the ocean and in rivers, allowing you the chance to see a variety of sealife, monkeys, iguanas, sloths, and other wildlife. SUP tours are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to explore the waters of Costa Rica.
Another new trend of SUP Costa Rica is doing yoga on a stand up paddle board. The need for good balance and a strong core associated with yoga blends nicely with the skills needed to master stand up paddle boarding. Yoga classes are held out on the tranquil waters of the Pacific Ocean giving a whole new, exciting aspect to yoga practice. What better way to experience the calm, relaxing benefits of yoga than gently floating on the turquoise waters of the Pacific. And, after a good work out, you can hop off your SUP board and go for a swim! Since hitting the scene just a few years ago, SUP has become one of the most popular sports throughout the world. Wherever there is water, you’ll find SUP rentals and tours, but Pura Vida Ride is one of the most experienced and oldest SUP tour rental shops in Costa Rica. Once you’ve spent some time learning how to enjoy this new sport, you can take your experience and skill anywhere in the world and enjoy this new sport. Get your feet wet with SUP Costa Rica and then explore the waters of the world from your own SUP board. Surfing has never been so easy!