Stand Up Paddle Lake Crossing to Guanacaste
Fall in love with the exuberant and most adventurous Lake in Costa Rica while you paddle on your way to the Pacific Coast. Your journey starts by traveling from the epic center of La Fortuna on a comfortable transfer with our friendly driver and very knowledgeable guide who will be taking you to Costa Rica's largest lake.
Start your unforgettable voyage as you embark on our private boat loaded up with all the necessary gear. Meet our very amiable captain who will be encouraging you throughout the activity and taking care of your suitcases while our experienced guide will be teaching you how to stand on the board and will give you plenty of safety instructions. Once you're ready to give it a try your guide will plunk your board into the water. Start by paddling out on your knees and when you are ready, stand up and find your balance!
You’ll be paddling across the never-to-be-forgotten Lake Arenal and its beautiful bays. The calm water in Lake Arenal is perfect for a smooth and easy experience, allowing you to enjoy a unique scenery. Lake Arenal will offer all of its participants the opportunity to paddle while enjoying an incredible view of the volcano. Make this a perfect sport for people of all ages and all skill levels including athletic backgrounds.
It’s a great activity for people who just want to be on a freshwater lake while engaging with the new adventure. Our outgoing guide will challenge you with races, games, and even yoga poses, all at the base of the grand Areal Volcano.
You’ll be blown away by all of its natural beauty in this area. The mountains that surround the lake are different shades of green, as some are in the foreground while the others fade into the distance. At first, the Arenal Volcano seems like it is hidden behind mountains, but if you get to a certain part in the lake you’ve reached the sweet spot – a spot where you can see the detailed textures of its rock formation and be passing in front of it can make you feel tiny.
Make a short stop on a fascinating viewpoint that will leave you breathless. Paddle for 2.5 hours in this stunning adventure. Finish your paddling right in front of our NEW Pedal & Paddle Adventure Store in the small town of El Foforos where you will have the chance to change into your dry clothes and to fuel up with a refreshing and well-deserved delicious snack.
Go back on board just to finish crossing the lake to Rio Chiquito where our reliable and safe vehicles will be waiting for you to take you directly to Guanacaste so you can fully relax and enjoy the ride.
We also recommend the Arenal Kayak Lake Crossing to Guanacaste as an Adventure Connection as you travel to the Pacific Beaches or Monteverde.
Recommended ages 8-85. This adventure involves some inherent risk and physical exertion, so you must be in a good physical condition without any recent surgery, a heart condition, pregnancy, disability or injury. You should know how to swim and feel comfortable in water. We cannot guarantee you will not fall off of board while SUP. Desafio Adventure Company reserves the right to cancel any trip due to unsafe conditions and will only run a tour according to established company policies.
Have a look at our Adventure Waiver if you have questions about our Costa Rica adventure tour policies.
For reasons beyond our control (climate, river levels, etc.), we may change to a more-suitable tour with an equal or similar adventure-appeal or offer other tour options so you don`t miss out on a fun day in Costa Rica. We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to unfavorable conditions & will only run a tour according to our policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run. This adventure involves some inherent risk and physical exertion, so you must be in good physical condition!
NOTE: We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up