Visit the Best Kitesurfing Spots in Mexico
Mexico has always been a popular winter getaway destination. All inclusive beachfront resorts combined with hot sunny weather bring a herd of American tourists each year escaping the cold North. Mexico is an amazing country to explore, rich in culture, history and fascinating landscapes.
Explore wild-western desert in the north, the white sand beaches and Mayan ruins in the south and experience traditional festivities and ancient architecture throughout the country. Mexico is not lacking vibrant nightlife with nightclubs, parties and music.
Kiteboarding is a growing sport in Mexico with more and more people visiting with watersports in mind each year. Mexico has a lot of coast bringing a ton of great kitesurfing spots throughout the country. Here are some of the best kitesurfing spots Mexico:
Isla Blanca: November-June
Isla Blanca is located in Yucatan on the eastern tip of Mexico (about 25 mins North of Cancun). The flatwater lagoon is large and shallow- about waist deep, making at the perfect place to learn as well as progress in freestyle. The lagoon is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, which is also kiteable and any wind direction is suitable for riding. Isla Blanca is very peaceful and a perfect getaway from the partying and all inclusive resorts in Cancun.
Other activities include snorkeling kayaking, day trips to Cancun, SUP, a trip to the El Meco ruins or to Isla Mujeres.
La Ventana: November-March
La Ventana is located at the South of the Baja California Sur surrounded with stunning and unique landscapes. The water is a deep turquoise blue with a mountain backdrop in the middle of a white sand desert and cactus forest. Unlike the south of Mexico, the water is cold enough to require a wetsuit (4/3mm is recommended though mid-season a shorty will do the trick). The spot is beginner friendly with flat water/chop that can turn into small waves when the wind blows strong.
There is not much nightlife in La Ventana, but some no wind activities include: swimming with whale sharks in La Paz, taking a yoga class, SUP, kayaking, go surfing in El Cerrito or join a mountain bike tour.
El Cuyo: February-July
El Cuyo is located on the northeast coast in Yucatan about 2 hours from Cancun. The conditions vary depending on the strength of the wind. The water is shallow and flat though as the wind increases it becomes choppy and can become large swell. The conditions are suitable for all levels and riding styles from surfing to freestyle and winds can range between 15-25 knots.
When you aren’t kiting enjoy SUP, watching the flamingos and manta rays, visit the pink lagoons in Las Coloradas, the Mayan ruins in Ek Balam or swim in the magnificent Samula cenote.
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Playa del Carmen: December-May
Playa del Carmen is a beautiful beachside city in the heart of the Mayan Riviera about 45 mins south of Cancun. The water is crystal clear and most of the time flat. When the strong north winds come in the water becomes choppy and can become large waves. Conditions are suitable for beginners, though when the waves increase, it is recommended to go North to Isla Blanca.
For party goers, the bars and nightclubs are only a block away from the beach often with live music and parties. The ferry heading to Cozumel leaves from Playa del Carmen, or enjoy snorkeling, go on a jungle ATV tour, go fishing, skydiving or swim with the whale sharks.
Mexico is full of other great kitesurfing spots including: Progreso, Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit, Tulum, Cozumel, Los Barriles, Punta Abreojos, Puerto Vallarta, Salina Cruz, Costa Esmeralda, Ciudad del Carmen
Whether you are looking to relax, rejuvenate and explore or party all week long, Mexico has something for you.