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Glide along the water for a peaceful retreat from your busy life. Paddleboard through Las Isletas for a peaceful and interactive way to experience a view unique only to Nicaragua. With stunning views of Volcano Mombacho, native birds, lush vegetation, and the occasional native Nicaraguan rowing nearby in a wooden canoe, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world or another time.
Aside from the occasional howler monkeys, the only other sound you will hear is your paddle dipping into the water and the waves lapping against your paddleboard while you glide atop the freshwater lake. By exploring Las Isletas by paddleboard, you quietly observe and listen while interacting peacefully with your environment. Come experience this mystical and peaceful adventure into another world!
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities; please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
Because my father was a fisherman I’ve always loved the ocean. Growing up in Oceanside, CA I’ve been exposed to the ocean and surfing for 20+ years. In 2002, me and my two best friends drove from San Diego to Panama on a nine-month long adventure. After staying in Nicaragua for a couple weeks, I fell in love with the country. Fast-forward many years later and many trips to Nicaragua, I have coached the national paddleboarding team in the 2014 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship. I enjoy working with the locals and getting them involved in standup paddleboarding as a way to gain awareness about preserving the unique natural resources in Nicaragua.
As a San Diego native, I’ve always been around the ocean and have a love for nature and adventure. Traveling with my parents to Europe and venturing south to Baja Mexico, I’ve always been interested in other cultures. For the past ten years I’ve been a hair stylist and now want to continue my passion for being around people outside and on paddle boards.
I spent a lot of my childhood in or around the ocean, like in the waters of Cape Town, South Africa. The water there is certainly a lot colder than here in Nicaragua; the second I got an opportunity to experience these warmer waters that you didn't have to suit up for, I jumped straight in! I also love traveling and immersing myself in various activities as I roam the world. I learned to surf in six hours when I spent 40 days traveling solo in Bali, and I’ve surfed and paddle boarded all over Cape Town. I’ve also been hiking since I could walk and swim and horseback riding for over 18 years. In addition, I’ve completed a 200-hour integral yoga teacher training focused on hatha, vinyasa and ashtanga in order to further my personal practice. I have been fortunate enough to share my knowledge with friends while traveling and learn more about the art of yoga and life everywhere I go.
Now, Granada is home, and everyday I'm lucky to walk the streets and paddle the lakes, greeting the families sitting on their porches in their rocking chairs. I adore learning more about the locals’ everyday lives and practices and continue to do what I can to immerse myself into the Nicaraguan lifestyle.
Born and raised on the wild plains of Africa, I spent the days fighting off lion kings and rival tribes and learning the ways of the wild of Africa and how to tame it. I was the wild child that also became a pure bred wildlife safari guide. Having had to learn much about nature and wildlife in order to survive, I developed my bird and deadly animal spotting abilities. From my days of outswimming large crocs, I also developed a knack for water and water activities. I competed nationally in swimming and also spent lazy days sprawled on canoes.
Coming to Central America and the beautiful colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua, I have been able to use my survival skills as a luxury rather than a means of survival. Instead of battling raging elephants, I spend my days meandering through the peaceful, placid routes amongst the breathtaking Islets of Granada, spotting the local fauna and flora.
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