SUP Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Stand Up Paddle Boarding or more commonly known as SUP has become extremely popular over the last decade. Whether you are a surfer that wants to try something new, someone who wants to take their yoga to a whole new level or just someone that simply wants to explore some of Costa Rica’s scenic waterways in a different way, SUP Santa Teresa Costa Rica is for you.

At the Blue Surf Sanctuary Hotel in Santa Teresa, we offer our guests the opportunity to participate in quite a few different and unique SUP Santa Teresa Costa Rica experiences. Here are some of the amazing SUP tours that we can arrange for you during your stay with us:

Beginners Clinic (Mal Pais, Costa Rica)

This is a great SUP clinic for anyone that is interested in trying out a SUP for the first time. This half-day beginners clinic will teach you all about the fundamentals of Paddle Boarding including the proper stance, positioning on the board and turning techniques. It starts out with some basic instruction on the beach followed by some easy paddling around the Mal Pais Fishing Village.

SUP Adventure Tour (Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Costa Rica)

This half-day SUP tour is a great tour for SUPers of all levels. It is the perfect follow up tour to the beginner clinic while it is also a fantastic tour for anyone who wants to enjoy some nature on their SUP. This Paddle Board adventure tour takes you through the historic Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve where you will get a chance to see much of Costa Rica’s unique wildlife including many of Costa Rica’s birds, butterflies and of course, much of its diverse marine life. This SUP tour combines Costa Rica’s jungles, its beautiful coastline and its waterways into an unforgettable experience.

Offshore Reef Exploration (Manzanillo, Costa Rica)

This half-day SUP tour takes you to the town of Manzanillo which is just north of Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa. On this SUP tour, you will get to paddle board around the Manzanillo Reef. On your SUP you will be able to get up close and personal with the marine life inhabiting these crystal clear waters.

Offshore Reef Exploration (Manzanillo, Costa Rica)

This is a full-day SUP tour for those that have exploration on their mind. This tour takes you to discover the area north of Santa Teresa where you’ll get to see many different birds and other wildlife. This tour is best for groups of 3-4 people and it is a fun tour for families.

SUP Estuary Tour (Tambor, Costa Rica)

If you would like to explore some of Costa Rica’s mangroves than this SUP tour is the tour for you. You will get to explore some of the Nicoya Peninsula’s unique waterways while also getting to see all kinds of wildlife in the mangroves.

Intermediate Level Wave Riding (Santa Teresa, Costa Rica)

If you want to step up your SUPing and take it to a whole new level, why not try some Wave Riding? If you have experience riding a SUP, this great intermediate course will introduce you to wave riding with your SUP.

Expert Level Wave Riding (Santa Teresa, Costa Rica)

This SUP tour is for those advanced SUPers out there. This is a excellent SUP course if you already have some experience riding your SUP in waves but you want some more help, tips and advice from more experienced SUP instructors.

If you are interested in any of these amazing SUP tours, please tell one of our receptionists during your stay at the Blue Surf Sanctuary Hotel and we can arrange your SUP tour for you. We can also arrange SUP rentals for you. A half-day SUP rental is $25 while a full-day SUP rental is $40.

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We are perfect for first time surfers! Our surf instructors will start you off with the very basics of learning about surfing and surfing safety. We will make sure you have a healthy respect for the ocean. You will soon understand why surfing becomes a life style as you enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

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Blue Surf Sanctuary is a boutique surf hotel located near world famous surf spots at Mal Pais and Santa Teresa Costa Rica. We have 4 wonderfully equipped Bungalows and a beautiful open air kitchen located a very short walk from the beach. Our front desk is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our surf resort not only offers Costa Rica surf vacation packages, we also offer the ultimate beach retreat with local spa services, massage, and yoga! Let us build your perfect surf trip.

Many of our guests come to Costa Rica for the awesome surf. Santa Teresa / Mal Pais has become a world famous surf location. Not only is the surf great, the beach is consistently voted tops in all of Central and South America. It really is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You will love the vibe. We can help you build the perfect Costa Rica surf vacation!

Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula. The two small surf towns share a 6km stretch of beach and road. There are many restaurants, surf shops, and groceries. We are located near one of the best surf breaks in the country, Suck Rock.

Do you want an active Costa Rica vacation or retreat? Improve your surfing with our surf instructors, Relax, Yoga, repeat daily! Awesome surf and yoga in paradise is a great way to spend your Costa Rica vacation. Restore your balance in paradise. Experience nature and find yourself in beautiful Costa Rica. Your inner Pura Vida is waiting for you!