Vista Guapa Surf Camp is the first place to offer SUP lessons in Costa Rica, and it is continuously providing the best equipment in the market with the latest YOLO BOARDS.

With this top-notch Equipment you’ll learn this awesome sport and enjoy the water in some of the most beautiful locations in our country. Couple times a year we offer SUP camps with experts to help our visitors improve their SUP skills and add a new dimension to their enjoyment of the ocean.

Stand Up Paddle or SUP is a discipline derived from the surf culture of Hawaii using a paddle which you can practice in both, small and big waves, as well as calm waters such as lakes and rivers.

The way we know it today, it started in Hawaii circa 1950’s as a way for surf instructors and Lifeguards to patrol the shore so, it is a relatively new sport.

It was rediscovered by Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama, two legendary big-wave surfers from Hawaii and now major drivers of SUP culture around the world. In Costa Rica, SUP has been in practice approximately since 2008 and Vista Guapa was instrumental in this movement.

With Stand Up Paddle, you don’t have to catch a wave to feel the peaceful glide over the water… Come to Vista Guapa and experience the wonderful sensation of this magical and simple recipe: Board + Paddle + Water = Pura Vida!

Stand Up Paddle health benefits

SUP is an aerobic and strength workout in which you can set your own pace, from a relaxed cruise to a high cardio workout, great for those cross-training. You can enjoy the water, just have fun with friends or exercise to improve your fitness level.

At any pace you decide choose, SUP will provide you an awesome workout involving your entire core and almost every muscle group in your body to maintain balance on the board and paddle. By sustaining your balance on the board you will be working out your legs and core. With the paddle movement you engage your arms, shoulders, back and abdominal muscles.

Stand Up Paddle is a low impact exercise and yet it will burn a lot of calories without damaging your joints, tendons and ligaments. Amongst many other benefits, Stand Up Paddle can help you to:

Have fun!

Reduce your stress while gliding on the water.

Interact with nature.

Practice a full body workout.

Exercise in low impact motion as it is very gentle on your joints.

Improve your balance on daily activities and your focus.

 Increase your cardiovascular health.

Boost your endurance.

Build your overall strength.

Burn calories!

You can also enjoy SUP Sessions for advance riders and we will take you to the best breaks for that!!


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