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The Joy of Tandem Kayaking

Tandem Kayaking at Garza Blanca Beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A vacation spent at the splendid Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta is sure to deliver incredible memories that you will never forget. The awe-inspiring natural surroundings, from the lush palm tree-dotted mountains to the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay, set the perfect scene for an amazing outdoor adventure. Watersports are particularly tempting to try, and tandem kayaking is a great deal of fun when you have someone to share the experience with! Tandem kayaking is a terrific way for you and a travel companion to get out on the water and tour around on a totally customized adventure for two. As a guest of the resort, you will enjoy access to both single and two-person kayaks and all of the necessary gear related to the activity.

Tandem Kayaking at Garza Blanca

Tandem kayaking is a terrific way to explore the breathtaking coastline on Puerto Vallarta’s south shore while deepening your bond with whomever you choose to kayak with. The stunning Los Arcos rock formations, which are located nearby to Garza Blanca, are accessible by kayak, so why not grab your travel partner and get a closer look at this magnificent sight? Tandem kayaking not only offers the benefit of spending time with someone you love, it also boasts several health benefits such as improving coordination, increasing upper body strength and boosting cardiovascular health.

Tandem Kayaking at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta

Tandem Kayaking Know-How

Rather than sitting on a raised seat like you would in a canoe, a two-person kayak has two openings, one for each person. You will sit with your legs outstretched inside of the kayak, with only your upper body exposed to the elements. The special paddles used for kayaking have a blade on both ends so that you can easily alternate paddling on either side of the kayak.

Tandem Kayaking Know-How in Puerto Vallarta

Communication is Key

Figuring out how to successfully paddle around in a tandem kayak requires a bit of practice and a whole lot of patience. It is important to communicate clearly with one another and coordinate your efforts rather than inadvertently work against each other. Working out a rhythm that allows you to synchronize your movements might take a little while, but it will be well worth the effort. Once you have given it a little time and practice, you will both surely get the hang of it.

Tandem Kayaking the Communication is Key

Tips for a Smooth Ride

Before you just hop in and go, decide who will sit where. It is generally better for the stronger, bigger person to sit in back because they will be able to have more control in steering and propelling the kayak. Take turns practicing your paddling skills individually and once you both feel comfortable doing it solo, you can work on coordinating your movements. Choose a side to start on, and have your partner begin on the opposite side. Do a quick countdown and begin synchronizing your paddling. Before you know it, you will discover a speed that works well for both of you. Remember, the most important thing is to communicate clearly with one another.

Discover the joy of tandem kayaking for yourself the next time you stay at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa!