SUP (Stand-up paddling) is a great all-body workout, is relatively easy to learn, and is lots of fun. Surfers started using Hawaiian-style stand-up paddle boarding as a way to keep fit when there aren’t any waves, and also as a way to power into waves that are hard to catch.
To Stand-up Paddle, you stand on a wide, long, modified surfboard while using a long paddle (like a one blade kayak paddle) to maneuver in the water. Your weight balance and the strength of your core body is how you stay up and move.
The tour goes from the nearby beach of Mal Pais paddling down the coast toward the famous Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Tours usually last between 60 to 90 minutes on the water, and are better suited for the smooth water of early morning or calm afternoons around sunset.
Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica is known for its spectacular sunsets, gold and light sand, warm and clear aquamarine water, and great surf.
One of the best beachfront hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is Hotel Tropico Latino. The relaxed and charming oasis on four acres of lush gardens features tropical bungalows and suites, a beachfront spa, yoga classes and retreats, and surf instruction and surf camps.
Article by Shannon Farley