Cozumel is home to the largest reef system in the Americas, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, surrounded by crystal clear Caribbean sea water and teeming with hundreds of tropical fish, turtles and other brightly coloured marine life. This warm tropical island is a water enthusiast’s dream getaway, offering numerous options from relaxing at a beach club to scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports.
In particular the relatively new water sport called stand up paddle board has become a popular choice for visitors. Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP), originated in Hawaii as an offshoot of surfing. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider waits in a sitting position for a wave to arrive, stand up paddle boarders maintain an upright stance on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.
Paddle boarding delivers a full-body workout and therefore has become a popular cross-training activity. And since paddle boarders are always standing, they enjoy a privileged view of everything that Cozumel has to offer, from legendary visibility below the water’s surface to verdant jungle vegetation filled with many bird species above.
Don’t miss out on this incredible new water sport when next you visit Cozumel Island.