Stand Up Paddle Arenal Lake Costa Rica

Stand Up Paddle in Arenal, Boarding Lessons & Tour

Get Ready to "Walk on Water!" in Arenal Costa Rica

Try the newest and easiest paddle sport... ever!  Arenal Lake Costa Rica

Stand Up Paddle.....Arenal Lake´s best new activity! SUP, as it's called for short, has its roots in ancient Polynesia and looks exactly as it sounds: you stand up on a large, wide, super buoyant surfboard and paddle yourself forward with a long paddle. The great thing is you don't have to wait for the waves -- you can SUP on lakes, rivers, pools and any other large body of water.

For that reason, it's attracted all types of paddle enthusiasts -- young and old alike!

"Our clients love this new sport because it can be done anywhere," Desafío Adventure Company owner Suresh Krishnan explained.

According to Krishnan, his clients take the skills they learn in Costa Rica and apply them to the sport back home after their vacations. "It's a great workout for your core, builds balance and is less daunting and more consistent than regular surfing," said Krishnan.

Be a part of this exciting new trend and learn how to SUP and take a SUP tour with Desafío Adventure Company -- from Lake Arenal to the gorgeous Pacific Coast of Playa Samara.

Get your exclusive, introductory SUP lessons from the only SUP outfitter in the Northern Zone.

SUP, everybody?

  • 8.00am or 1.30pm  We pick-you up from your hotel and head to Lake Arenal
  • The pristine, undeveloped Lake Arenal is the 2nd-largest body of fresh water in Central America and the ideal location to take a lesson in paddle surfing.
  •  Receive a thorough safety talk and SUP lesson and continue to practice under the careful watch of your instructor for an hour
  • Your instructor will then take you on a tour of the West-end of the lake while you paddle along and you'll get excellent views of the behemoth volcano in the background. Awesome picture-taking opportunities.
  • Learn about the interesting flora and fauna of the area.
  • Enjoy a tropical fruit snack and drinks. Return to your hotel

If you're heading to Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo, we provide free transport when you purchase a SUP lesson on the beach.

What to Bring?

  • Be prepared to get wet!

  • Comfortable clothing to get wet in

  • change of clothes

  • towel

  • camera

  • binoculars

  • sunscreen


  • Snack

  • paddle board equipment and paddling instructions

  • guided paddle tour with naturalist guide

  • transport via van and boat


  • 8:00am

  • 1.30pm


  • approx. 5.5 hours

Please take in consideration before booking

  • Recommended for Children 8 and Over.

  • For tours today or tomorrow please chat with us.

  • Recommended ages 8 - 75

  • Tours in the morning are recommended as lake can get rougher in the afternoon

Have questions or need help?

Booking, Prices, Questions?

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