Ocean Stand-up Paddleboarding & Kayaking
The gentle pace of paddleboarding is perfect if you’re in the mood for a peaceful, intimate encounter with the island’s beaches and waters.
Feel free to use the paddleboards and kayaks at your leisure.
When the tide is low at Playa Palenque, grab a touring paddleboard and follow our coastline — as you quietly glide through turquoise waters, you’ll discover hidden caves, volcanic rock, and coral reef systems up close. It’s a whole different perspective from your board.
From Playa Catalina, set out by kayak and head towards neighbouring Boca Brava at high tide to discover tidepools and mangroves from the open waters. The North end of the beach is also a great place to explore the island’s varied ecosystems and watch for birds such as toucans, parrots and egrets.
You can also arrange paddleboarding and kayaking tours with our Island Guides. They can bring you to nearby islands, isles, mangroves, and shallow-bottomed caves for a more intimate and local interpretation of the natural beauty you’ll see.