3 Awesome Places to do Stand Up Paddleboarding in the Philippines


Look at that magnificent sunset and the calm sea. It’s quite a beauty to behold especially for those two on a stand up paddleboard just savoring the moment. Doing exactly that on a paddleboard is very enjoyable and there are more exciting places like this here in the Philippines.

Stand Up Paddleboarding: A SUPer Experience

Stand up paddleboarding is pretty much like surfing. It’s an offshoot of the aforementioned watersport that began in Hawaii and is globally very popular today. Unlike surfing, using a stand up paddleboard has you, as the name implies, standing up on your board using a paddle to propel yourself like a Venetian gondolier minus the outfit.

It’s Locally Popular Too

Thankfully, the stand up paddleboard’s global popularity also reached us here in the Philippines and the sport is relatively new. You’ll be seeing most of these used around popular resorts, lakes, and beaches. Don’t have a paddleboard of your own? It’s okay because you can rent if hotels or beach amusement providers have some paddleboards to spare.

Speaking of resorts, lakes, and beaches, here are some that you should definitely check out if you’re looking to try stand up paddleboarding.

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Taal Lake, Batangas City

Take a trip to the quiet, but charming Taal Lake. It’s a perfect place to learn how to ride a stand up paddleboard since the lake is calm and clear. With thick and low clouds surrounding the area coupled with cool winds, it’s sure to be a great wind down experience.

Coron, Palawan

Take the tour offered by SUP Central tours in Coron, Palawan. You don’t need to bring your own stand up paddleboard in this one as they’ll provide for you. From Coron Wharf to La Sirenetta, you’ll be able to enjoy turquoise waters, lots of snorkeling sites, and an awesome view of limestone formations while on a stand up paddleboard.

Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte

More specifically, you should try out visiting Buddha’s Surf Resort. You’ll get a sight of azure waters, white sands, and you’ll definitely catch some waves. You don’t have to lug around your own stand up paddleboard to have fun here.

You can rent SUPs ranging from sizes 8’6” to 12 feet long for half a day, whole day, or even a week.  If you’re inexperienced, you can also take paddleboarding lessons complete with equipment for Php 1000 an hour.

Buddha’s Surf Resort is a worthwhile trip in the Philippines if you want to take the stand up paddleboard experience up a notch. Put it in your bucket list.

Make it Fun, Make it Safe

Stand up paddleboarding is easy to learn, and relaxing and fun to do. Just remember to listen to your instructors as you learn, keep out of danger, and always wear an ankle leash for your safety. Paddle right, paddle safe, and have fun.

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