Stand Up Paddleboard Trips

From our amazing guest paddleboard trip leaders, to our very own Hala Paddler Arnaldo, let us help you experience Costa Rica by SUP.

Who is it for?

A Week of Rivers SUP is a twist on the classic kayaking trip. Designed to focus on skills for growing paddleboarders, as well as a gradual progression of rivers more suitable for SUPs, this week will help step up your paddling game.

our teaching team

Brittany Parker

Brittany Parker

Badfish Stand Up Paddle

Brittany, from Rifle, Colorado, is a professional whitewater and surf paddler for Badfish Stand Up Paddle. She’s working to grow the sport through her co-owned instructional business RVR 2 RVR. Her love of SUP has taken her all over the world, from Japan to Zimbabwe, where she was part of a team attempting the first descent of the Zambezi on boards. 

David Sartoni Kayak

Davide Sartoni

Hala Pro

Davide, aka “The River SUP Guy”, originally from Florence, Italy, is a professional whitewater SUP athlete paddling for Hala Gear. He promotes the sport of river SUP through his instruction and guiding business operating out of Northern Nevada and California.

Arnaldo Cespedes Perez

Hala Pro

Arnaldo is a native of Turrialba, Costa Rica and one of our co-founders.  One of the top kayakers in Costa Rica, he has competed in the World Freestyle Championships.  He tried SUP for the first time in early 2019 and within a month was signed as a Hala SUP Pro.

SUP with Davide Sartoni

Hala Pro, Davide Sartoni will be hosting his own trip for paddlers.  Get ready to paddle four rivers in seven days: Sarapiqui, Puerto Viejo, Pejibaye and the famed Pacuare River. The pristine whitewaters of these rivers flow across one of the most densely biodiverse regions in the world.  Diverse wildlife, great local foods, and hot springs await you on this trip. 

Caribbean & Culture with Brittany Parker

Badfish’s Brittany Parker can’t wait to take you into the jungle and explore some of Costa Rica’s most amazing rivers.  Not only is the paddling amazing, but you’ll get the opportunity to hike into an indigenous village, and dip your toes in the Caribbean ocean. 

Week of Rivers SUP with Arnaldo

Hala Pro, and Amazing Vacations’ very own – Arnaldo Cespedes is the most patient whitewater instructor we’ve ever seen.  A week with Arnaldo will start with a basic breakdown of skills before exploring the rivers that Arnaldo grew up on in the Turrialba Valley – including the Pacuare River. 

Intro to Whitewater with Ned Johnson​

Paddleboard Orlando’s Ned Johnson provides an incredible trip for flat water and ocean paddlers to learn how to read and navigate whitewater.  Spend the beginning of the week paddling on wildlife rich jungle rivers before ending your week rafting the famous Pacuare river. 

Learn from the very best

Join a weeklong SUP course and start fine tuning the skills you’re always wanted in the warm waters of Costa Rica.  We make sure every week is filled with adventure, great food, amazing experiences, and a trip you’ll never forget.