If you’re a nature enthusiast who loves adventure as well, you’ll be more than excited to try on the newest and most sought after water activity at Costa Rica: Pedal Board!

Pedal Board Costa Rica in Lake Arenal has been developed in order to offer an innovative and accessible activity that allows the enjoyment of the beauties of the area in a different and safe way, for both, the local and foreigner tourist, promoting their physical and mental well-being.

This activity is suitable for children and adults. One of the most important features is that this board is 100% ecofriendly. The tour starts after a 30 minute drive from your hotel to the starting point, Lake Arenal, located in La Fortuna of San Carlos, close to the Arenal Volcano. Once your tour guide gives you instructions and a brief safety speech regarding the equipment, you’ll be ready to walk on water!

This Pedal Board tour will take you gliding across the calm and peaceful waters of Lake Arenal that sit at the foot of the breathtaking Arenal Volcano, just outside of La Fortuna. Although it sounds familiar to Stand up Paddle Boarding, it is not to be confused, because this: is very different! In fact, the board is powered by the strongest part of your body, your legs, which allows you to grasp the firm handlebars for balance, making this activity easy and fun for people of all ages.

As you glide through the water with precision and ease, you can use the intuitive steering system to go wherever you want to go and use the pedals to glide at two different speeds: step forward for a slower, easier pace or step backward for a faster ride and harder workout.

The Arenal region, is blessed to have Lake Arenal because it is the perfect place to go Pedal Boarding. This peaceful freshwater lake is surrounded by large rolling hills, farmers’ fields, and the impressive Arenal Volcano. You’ll be so close to the volcano that you’ll see the details of the dried up lava flow from its last eruption decades ago. It has since been active but is currently dormant, with no signs of the lava flow in years.

Your professional tour guide will lead your group, pedaling towards the Arenal Volcano and pointing out interesting wildlife that you may find on the shore or birds flying overhead. Halfway through the tour, a short break at shore to give you a chance to go for a swim, take photos, and enjoy some refreshments.

Important information

At what time does the tour departure? 7:30 am, 1:00 pm every day of the week.
How long does it last? This tour is approximately 4 hours counting the time of the transfer from the hotel to Lake Arenal.
What does the tour include? Bilingual Tour Guide – Transportation – Equipment – Fruit Snack – Water bottle – Towels will be provided.
What should I bring? Sunscreen – Quick dry shorts/Bathing suit – Synthetic shirt for warmth and sun protection – Sunglasses with retainer strap – Water shoes or sandals with straps (no flip-flops) – Hat with brim to protect face from the sun – A change of clothes for after the tour.


Want to walk on water? Contact us for more information at destination@destinationcr.com  and learn more about this and other tours for your trip at www.destinationcr.com