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Pedal Board Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
About Pedal Board Costa Rica
Pedal Board Costa Rica is a family business. The tour is developed on Lake Arenal in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. It is about a stand up board with pedals where will take our customers gliding across the calm and peaceful waters of Lake Arenal that sits at the foot of the breathtaking Arenal Volcano, just outside of La Fortuna. Although it sounds familiar to Stand up Paddle Boarding, it is very different. In fact, the board is powered by the strongest part of your body, your legs, and allows you to grasp the firm handlebars for balance, making this activity easy and fun for people of all ages. As you glide across the water with precision and ease, you can use the intuitive steering system to go where you want to go and use the pedals to glide at two different speeds – step forward for a slower, easier pace or step backwards for a faster ride and harder workout. In the Arenal region we are 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, farmer’s fields and the impressive Arenal Volcano. You will be so close to the volcano that you can 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 lava flow in years. Your professional 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. Half way through the tour, we’ll pull up on shore and take a break, having a chance to go for a swim, take photos, and enjoy some refreshments.
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Try a different type of adventure on this pedal board tour on Lake Arenal. Unlike paddleboards, pedal boards are easy to balance on and powered by your legs, making them a good choice for those who are nervous to try stand-up paddleboarding but still want to get out on the water. This tour includes all equipment and instruction, ensuring that you have a great day enjoying the calm waters and beautiful views of Arenal Volcano.
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FamilyOf5 wrote a review Jun 2021
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions5 helpful votes
Pedal boarding was a unique, fun and invigorating option for my family of 5 (3 teens) on the beautiful Lake Arenal. Although we couldn't do the entire planned tour because of rain, we had a blast going as far as we could, and then pedaling around the harbor upon our return and swimming after a provided snack. Our tour guides were helpful and friendly, and really bummed they couldn't take us all the way to the planned destination (though as the least fit of our bunch, and tired from lots of hiking the day before, I was secretly absolutely fine with how it all turned out!) If you want to get out on the lake while in the Arenal area, want something different from kayaking and able to go further than paddle boarding, then pedal boarding is a great option - a great exercise too.
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Date of experience: June 2021
Eva M wrote a review Feb 2021
Frazer, Pennsylvania16 contributions5 helpful votes
Roy and Bernie were super pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable. We totally enjoyed this tour. The scenery was beautiful, and the pedal boards were simple to learn. Roy answered questions about the history of the lake, volcano, and the local economy.
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Date of experience: February 2021
Kayla C wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions4 helpful votes
The pedal boards were really easy to use. Our guide was great to spend the afternoon with and he took fantastic pictures of us. Although it was raining during our tour, My boyfriend and I still couldn't think of a better way to spend an afternoon in the La Fortuna area.
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Date of experience: February 2020
HCEdin wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom91 contributions64 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time on Lake Arenal under the expert guidance of Mairon. The pedal boards were really easy to master and after no time we were across the lake. Mairon was a great guide, telling us lots about the area and he took a fantastic selection on photos if us. Our daughter received an ankle injury prior to the tour and Mairon was brilliant in ensuring she was accommodate. I couldn't think of a better way to spend an afternoon whilst staying in the La Fortuna area.
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Samkrk wrote a review Feb 2020
30 contributions9 helpful votes
If you pass by Arenal in Costa Rica this is an activity that definitely worths to be considered. No need to be an athlete to enjoy the lake and the mazing nature with a great view of the Vulcano. Myron and Bernie, our guides, were exceptional and making us feel safe, comfortable and well educated on history and nature during the full trip. I would do it again. Thanks
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