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Paddle Bacalar

Buenavista, Mexico

Experience hosted by Paul

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Do you want to see the more remote areas of the Laguna? Then come visit me at my house located near the quiet Mayan town of Buenavista along the shores of Laguna Bacalar! First, since it is early, and if needed we will eat and drink something quickly before the tour/sunrise. Second, join me for a quick lesson before we hit the water. Third, let's go for an adventure! Depending on conditions we will either see rugged jungle coastline, stromatolites, greens, blues and/or marvelous, remote large shallow areas of brilliant white that make you feel like you're in another world! If you're feeling strong we will be able to make it to the other side of the Laguna and paddle some epic channels that will send you back in time! Lastly, on return there will be refreshments and time to relax on our five-star dock for swimming, hanging in hammocks and then ask about the breakfast special!

Choose the most experienced SUP service on the Laguna: Paddle Bacalar

Saludos,
Paul
Other things to note
Please bring what you will need for a couple of hours in the sun. We paddle from my house, so if you need somthing there is a good chance I have it. I also have wifi a car and first aid equipment.
Do you want to see the more remote areas of the Laguna? Then come visit me at my house located near the quiet Mayan town of Buenavista along the shores of Laguna Bacalar! First, since it is early, and if needed we will eat and drink something quickly before the tour/sunrise. Second, join me for a quick lesson before we hit the water. Third, let's go for an adventure! Depending on conditions we will either see rugged jungle coastline, stromatolite…

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What's included

  • Food
    Fruit, nut bar
  • Drinks
    Coffee, juice, water
  • Equipment
    Paddleboards and paddles
From $32
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Paul

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 18 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hola! My name is Paul, I am your PSUPA certified paddleboard instructor. I have been paddling my whole life, SUP since 2010, and instructing on Laguna Bacalar since 2014. With 100's of tours under my belt you can assuredly know that you will leave my experience: having enjoyed learning something new or getting better at it and had a incredible adventure with a competent instructor who will be with you every paddle along the way.
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Where you'll be

The paddle tour is located on the magical Laguna Bacalar, out of my home in Buenavista, 20km north of Bacalar town - away from the boats!
Sebastian
January 2020
If you’re staying in Bacalar you may wonder if it’s worth driving the 20 minutes to get there. It is. The experience was magic and Paul could not be a better guide.
Vanessa
January 2020
Thank you for this AMAZING experience!!! One of a kind!!! Thank you for being so patient and easy going with lots of patience to teach us!! Paddling off to the sunrise was a great way to explore Bacalar lagoon and even better with a great teacher like Paul! Highly recommend!
Thank you for this AMAZING experience!!! One of a kind!!! Thank you for being so patient and easy going with lots of patience to teach us!! Paddling off to the sunrise was a great…
Patti
January 2019
Hacer paddling en un lugar tan increíble fue una de las mejores experiencias de mi viaje! Paul y su familia son excelentes anfitriones y repetiría la experiencia muchas veces más!
Emma
January 2019
Great time out paddleboarding in the lagoon - the nicest way to start the morning. We had a group of 4 of us and was lovely to start the morning watching the sunrise with coffee and muffins on the dock, then a great explore on the paddleboards and a swim on the way back. We finished up with a delicious lemonade as a great way to finish the trip. Definitely the nicest way to enjoy the lagoon - was so peaceful! Great to do it a bit up the lake as well.
Great time out paddleboarding in the lagoon - the nicest way to start the morning. We had a group of 4 of us and was lovely to start the morning watching the sunrise with coffee an…
Linh
January 2019
We had our first SUP experience with Paul. We met at his home which is directly located at the lagune. The place is sooo beautiful and when you come early you have the possibility to see an amazing sunrise!!! You dont need to have any experiences with SUP for doing this tour. Paul teached us everything we need to know. We made it to the other side of the lagune and had the possibility to see the mangroves and pure nature. Can definetly recommend this tour to everyone who wants to explore the lagune at a calm and quiet spot. Dont forget to bring sunprotection ;-)
We had our first SUP experience with Paul. We met at his home which is directly located at the lagune. The place is sooo beautiful and when you come early you have the possibility…
Oliver
December 2018
This experience was totally worth every penny :) I wish I could give him more than 5 stars. He took us to totally remote mangrove Forrests, the nature is stunning. About Paul he is a really nice guy so we had a nice little chat during our paddling course. I would definitely recommend doing it :)
This experience was totally worth every penny :) I wish I could give him more than 5 stars. He took us to totally remote mangrove Forrests, the nature is stunning. About Paul he i…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

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