Stand Up Paddle (SUP) in Costa Rica

SUP Rentals

Pura Vida Ride is located 50 meters from the water’s edge at Playa Danta. Our bay was built for paddle boarding: it is sheltered from the wind, has near-shore islands within an easy paddle, and generally has small and manageable surf. Stand Up Paddle (SUP) in Costa Rica has never been better than what Playa Danta has to offer for flat water and adventure SUP!

In addition to our rental fleet, we stock a range of high quality SUP’s for purchase from Amundson, Surftech, Boardworks, Starboard, Infinity, and Riviera.  We offer the widest variety of standup paddleboards in all of Costa Rica for sale as well as a large selection of Quickblade and Kialoa Paddles. 


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Stand Up Paddle$30$40$60$70$250

Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Lessons with Pura Vida Ride

1.5 Hour Danta Bay Starter Course

Take a 1.5 hour lesson and cruise around Playa Danta, Dantita, and the islands a short standup paddle offshore with one of our instructors. Spend 15-20 minutes on the beach learning the basics of standup paddling and ocean safety, and then enjoy a period of time in the water learning beginner paddling techniques such as balance, paddling, turning, and wave knowledge. Once you are comfortable with the basics, take a relaxed standup paddle along the coastline and see rays, turtles, fish, jellyfish, birdlife, and many other amazing surprises.
$60/person – two or more. $90/person – single.

Three Hour Gold Coast Cruise

For more comfortable standup paddlers who know the basics of paddling, we’ll take you to areas of the coastline inaccessible by car with no one else in site. Depending on wind and ocean conditions, we’ll either do a roundtrip paddle on calm days or a one-way downwind paddle north or south of Playa Danta.
This is an awe-inspiring trip that takes advantage of some of the remote and majestic coastline north and south of Pura Vida Ride.
Starting at $90/person – two or more. $120/person – single.

Our SUP Equipment

We carry the highest quality SUP equipment and are proud to provide you with the brands listed below.